Dave Mustaine Blames Kardashians For Encouraging Heavy Metal Posers

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Like many other metalheads, Dave Mustaine also has issues with the Kardashians. Per a recent story he shared, Mustaine is irked by how the celebrity family has inspired some to buy metal merch (even though they aren’t real fans of the music).

There is a new Megadeth song called “Celebutante” (which is part of the band’s upcoming new studio album, The Sick, the Dying… and the Dead!); while talking about this song with Rolling Stone, band frontman Dave Mustaine talks about an encounter he had with a girl wearing Megadeth related clothing.

This new Megadeth song apparently involves name-dropping women who’ll “do anything for fame.” (Jeez Dave, that sounds cringe). Mustaine ends up going into a story where he ran into a woman who was wearing clothing featuring the Megadeth logo; upon talking to her and her friend though, he found they were very much not fans of the band.

Per Mustaine:

“I just saw one of those little monsters just the other day,” he says. “I was walking down this cute little pass in Eindhoven [Holland], and I see these two young girls, walking, and one of them had a dress on that had Megadeth logos all down the front of it. And I went, ‘Oh, wow.’ I said, ‘Hey, that’s my band.’ And she looked at me like, ‘Get away from me, you pervert.’ And I looked at her and I went, ‘No, no, no, no. That’s my band.’ And she puts her hands up and starts waving me off, like an airplane coming into the jet way too fast.”

At one point, Megadeth’s tour photographer asked the ladies for a picture, but they told him, “I don’t know the band. We just got this in a boutique down the street. We don’t want to give you our fucking pictures.”

This really got under Mustaine’s skin; he then went on to add:

“I said, ‘She was probably just one of those little celebutante chicks that got it when the Kardashians were wearing Slayer’s T-shirts.”

That sounds like a real awkward encounter. Who knows why that woman bought the Megadeth clothing – perhaps she just liked the design on the clothing (which is totally cool and valid). What do you make of Mustaine’s experience?

In that same Rolling Stone interview, the Megadeth singer also spoke about ex-band bassist David Ellefson leaving the band; he also talked about how the children’s rhyme “Ring Around the Rosie” inspired the title for the new Megadeth album. You can find links to both of these stories below:

How ‘Ring Around the Rosie’ Inspired The New Megadeth Album Title

‘It was hard on me letting him go’: Dave Mustaine Reflects On David Ellefson’s Exit From Megadeth