For 45 years, Dave Mustaine has been performing and creating music. From his early beginnings in Metallica to going on to front one of the greatest thrash metal bands of all time (Megadeth), Mustaine has lived one hell of a life.
But over the course of that life, his body has gone through some major wear and tear. During a recent interview with Heavy of Australia, the Megadeth singer and guitarist is asked if there is anything he does on stage nowadays in order to address anything he can no longer do.
For the most part, Mustaine says he does not feel there is anything he “cannot do”; that said, there is one thing he says is a little more difficult for him nowadays, that being how tough it is for him to hit a “certain pitch” with his voice.
In regard to that question, here is what the Megadeth frontman had to say (the following was transcribed by Blabbermouth):
“Well, I don’t really know what I cannot do that I used to do 40 years ago. I think that probably the only thing I have any difficulty doing is getting up in a certain pitch now that I’ve had my neck operated on and had a metal plate put into my spine because of the damage that happened to my neck.
“It’s a wonder, based on everything that’s happened, the guy upstairs is even letting me continue to do what I love.
“I don’t wanna be a victim — I can’t stand people who play the victim — so I’m not gonna give you a litany of all my injuries. But suffice to say, I feel great right now, and I don’t really think there’s anything that I cannot do.”
Seeing Megadeth live is one hell of an experience and it is incredible to see Mustaine still going strong after all these years.
Although, depending on who you ask, there are some folks who are more critical of Mustaine’s skills. One such person is ex-Megadeth guitarist Jeff Young, who claims that Mustaine “can barely play and sing” the band’s songs.