EXCLUSIVEMEGADETH MAINMAN DAVE MUSTAINE REVEALS HE'S AN ARSENAL FC SUPPORTER 2nd January 2017
Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine has revealed on Twitter that he is a supporter of English Premier League football (soccer) team Arsenal.
Dave, who is always friendly, sociable, open and honest on Twitter - unless riled by ignorance or stupidity - was asked by Twitter user Acorde Disonan what his dog's name is and he replied: "The girl's dog is Gunnar, named after a poseur named Gunnar! Hahaha!"
Presumably Dave means former Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjær who played for The Red Devils during Alex Ferguson's time as Old Trafford manager when United's rivalry with Arsenal was at it's fiercest.
Megadeth, formed in Los Angeles in 1983 after Dave left Metallica, are currently enjoying a rich vein of form. They played a remarkable performance at last year's Download Festival, after which Dave spoke well at The Golden Gods Awards at Hammersmith Odeon in London.
The band were also recently nominated for a Grammy in the 'Best Metal Performance' category for the title track of their current critically acclaimed 'Dystopia' album. Check it out here:
Megadeth, Download Festival, June 2016
Dave at the Golden Gods, June 2016
Yesterday, New Year's Day, in the first really big news of 2017, Bloodstock announced Megadeth as their Sunday night headliner. Amon Amarth were previously announced as Friday night headliner.
Dave told us: "We kick off 2017 by announcing we'll be headlining Sunday night at Bloodstock, one of my favourite, purely Metal, British festivals. Megadeth had a blast last time and I can't wait to bring the Dystopia World Tour to Bloodstock this Summer. See ya at Catton Park in August!"
Bloodstock also announced their very popular ticket deposit scheme. The payment plan helps ease the 'big lump' shock of paying for your standard weekend ticket by breaking it up into five smaller, more manageable sums. You can sign up in the ticket store at any time from now until 28th Feb, with an initial payment of £34.80 payable on sign-up. Thereafter, four additional instalments of £27.80 will debit your bank account on 1st April, May, June and July respectively. Get full details right here.
Already announced for 2017 are Friday's headliners Amon Amarth plus Blind Guardian, Hatebreed, Testament, Obituary, Brujeria, Whitechapel, Possessed, Hell and Decapitated. Many more are still to be announced.
Perhaps Megadeth can play a gig at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium sometime? Both Muse and Green Day played there in 2013, as well as bands from other musical genres not suitable for this site and while Megadeth may not be in the same league as Muse commercially, don't rule anything out from a band that has continually defied the odds for decades now, in true Heavy Metal spirit.
It is not known whether long-time Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is a Megadeth fan.