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Dave Mustaine - "Sleepwalker" Inspired By "Cowardly" Internet Posts

By Newsferatu, Writer
Sunday, March 18, 2007 @ 6:35 AM


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Megadeth's next album United Abominations is due out Mid-May, and KNAC.COM's Gnarly Charlie asked Megadeth leader Dave Mustaine about his inspirations for the song Sleepwalker.

Mustaine said, "I was kind of getting bored with people taking snipes at me over the Internet—I just thought it was really cowardly. It wasn’t anybody famous; it was just constant stuff, especially one particular news site, in general. And I just thought: ‘You know what? It would be really funny if I could go to sleep and just do astral planing and do a little ass-whooping and then wake up and not be held accountable for anything.’ (laughs) You know it’s kind of sad, because there are disorders where people do, like the Ambien sleepwalk.

For me, a lot of it too, was some of the crime stuff that they do, you know, like the old mob movies, The Godfather and stuff like that… I love 24, and I just watched this one thing where I went through every single season because I didn’t even discover the series until last year and I watched the first four years all in a row, almost nonstop, with time to sleep and stuff a little food in my face. But, there was one scene where they were up on Mulholland and I just flashed back about these photographers that would say ‘Yeah, you’re a model. Hey, here’s my card. Let’s go take pictures out in the woods.’ Duh! You remember that one? He took her out in the woods and he killed her. It’s so commonplace—we can identify with these tragedies and stuff like that, but when you think about how gullible a person is and the wickedness that some people have in their hearts when they take advantage of these people it’s like…first off, how could somebody be that naive and second off, where are the good guys that protect people from assholes like this?"


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