Ever since last week we've been completely fascinated with metal musicians in step with the times. Last week we featured Sammy Hagar, and this week we're very happy to bring you a brand new video by Megadeth called "The Right To Go Insane."
Megadeth, a vanity musical project of guitarist Dave Mustaine, had their heyday in the mid-1980s with cleverly-titled albums like Peace Sells...But Who's Buying?, Rust In Peace, and Youthanasia. And Wikipedia notes that "Of the 'Big Four' thrash metal bands (Megadeth, Metallica, Anthrax, and Slayer), Megadeth is second only to Metallica in sales and commercial success." Not only do they still exist in this, the present day, but bass player David Ellefson recently rejoined 'deth, an event their fans seem to find significant.
"The Right To Go Insane" is based on the true story of Shawn Nelson, a suicidal ex-serviceman who, in 1995, stole a tank from a San Diego military base and went nuts, crushing signs, fire hydrants, and an RV in a 23-minute rampage. He was finally stopped and shot dead by the police. Some of the footage in the Megadeth video is actual news coverage of the event.
It's unclear why Mustaine is taken with the story, or with Nelson, who reportedly saw the Oklahoma City bombing of the same year as "good stuff." Framed, of course, is internationally famous for our evenhanded treatment of everyone and everything, so, hell, let the captions roll!
See you next week!
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