DAVE MUSTAINE Slams MARTY FRIEDMAN For 'Wearing A Kimono And Japanese Thongs'

October 11, 2005

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has slammed the group's former guitarist, Marty Friedman, for "wearing a kimono and Japanese thongs" and "playing in a pop band for some chick."

In a posting on the band's official forum, a MEGADETH fan posed the question, "I've never seen Glen [Drover, current MEGADETH guitarist] play. Is he better than [Al] Pitrelli [ex-MEGADETH/SAVATAGE guitarist]?? We all know he's not better than Marty."

Responding to the above posting, Mustaine wrote, "We 'all' know? Yer an idiot! I know he is better than Marty, ya dummy, because he isn't wearing a kimono and Japanese thongs, playing in a pop band for some chick.

"Maybe you need to read the rules to be here, personal attacks on the band will not be tolerated."

Mustaine announced at the conclusion of the band's headlining performance in Buenos Aires, Argentina Sunday night (October 9) that the group's current lineup — which includes bassist James MacDonough (ex-ICED EARTH),drummer Shawn Drover (EIDOLON) and guitarist Glen Drover (EIDOLON) — will continue to record and tour under the name MEGADETH.

MEGADETH are currently on a South American tour in support of "The System Has Failed", which came out in September 2004. The latest MEGADETH release, "Greatest Hits: Back to the Start" (Capitol),entered the Billboard chart at No. 65 and has sold 95,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

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