Like Dave Mustaine, we should all be praying for Jeff Hanneman this Big 4 weekend because we need that man to get better and return to the stage with Slayer. In fact, poor Jeff is missing this weekend’s Big Four (or Big 4…whatever) concert and he’s gotta be bummed about that. I’m missing it, and I’m bummed.
Says Mustaine, who said a lot of funny stuff to us back when we first launched: “On tour I’ve gotten to know Tom [Araya] and I really like that guy. He’s a really interesting and cool guy. Today I just walked in [to Slayer’s dressing room] and said I heard from [recovering-from-a-spider-bite guitarist] Jeff Hanneman — because I texted Jeff and told him I’ve been praying for him about his arm and asking if he wants to talk to me. I said to Jeff, ‘Look, I want you to remember I had an arm injury that almost ended my career. And I know what it feels like to not be able to play.’”
I love how Dave always makes it about him, at the end of the day. Let’s hope Dave’s prayers are answered.
Dave was also asked whether he found it irony that he had some Christian protesters outside of Megadeth’s show in Long Beach some months ago.
“You mean the fact that they’re out there picketing and I’m a born-again Christian? Well, it just shows that they don’t know me. If you really want to preach the Gospel to people, you have to do it with your deeds and not your words. There’s been ups and downs in my life. Everybody knows I’ve had a really checkered past. What better way to get me prepared to be of service to other people at the end of my career. I had a really rough beginning, but I’m having a great ending. This is all getting me prepared for what I’m going to do next.”
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