According to Dave Mustaine, while recently being interviewed on The Jeremy White Show, he says there’s only one theoretical issue he sees as having the power to end Megadeth in the here and now (if it ever were to arise).
As a pillar representing the Big Four, Megadeth is not only one of the greatest thrash bands of all time but easily one of the most influential metal bands across the genre.
They’ve been kicking ass for decades and Mustaine sees no end for the band in sight; however, there is one issue he feels that, if it were to be a matter to come up now, it could have the power to put an end to Megadeth
Speaking about the theoretical end of Megadeth and that one particular issue on The Jeremy White Show, Mustaine shares the following (as transcribed by Metal Injection):
“I’m sure that that’s going to come at some point, but you know I don’t see anything right now. I feel good about my health and… the only thing that would be weird is if I ever got in a situation where I have to stop singing. Even if I could play, if I couldn’t sing – I think because of [Megadeth] being built on my voice – I don’t think that I would carry on. I just think if I didn’t do that, I would be cheating the fans.
“Not that I’m a great singer, but I have a lot of thinking to do as we are watching the sun rise on our career right now. Because it should be setting. It’s setting on a lot of my peers’ career, if it isn’t already set. But it seems like the sun is still rising in the land of all things [Megadeth].”
Back in 2019, Mustaine battled throat cancer, but roughly a year later, he shared that he was cancer free. Given that much of Mustaine’s artistry involves his voice, it would make sense for him to be mindful of such health issues.
Whereas Slayer is retired, Megadeth, Metallica, and Anthrax are still going hard to this day. As the three other pillars of the Big Four, it’s tough to imagine there could be a day when each announces their retirement.
Speaking of the Big Four, we recently ranked each band on their skills and talent. You can read that ranking by following this link here.