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DAVE MUSTAINE Weighs In On What Technology And The Internet Have Done to Music

By NewsMaven,
Monday, September 10, 2012 @ 0:52 AM


Controversial MEGADETH frontman DAVE MUSTAINE has no qualms about saying what's on his mind. He recently shared his thoughts on the effect technology and the Internet have had on music.

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During a recent interview with Seymour Duncan, controversial MEGADETH frontman DAVE MUSTAINE shared his opinions on the effect technology and the internet have had on music and musicians,

"I gotta tell you, there are certain things that the digital world has made so that very inferior players can get away with sounding like they are good. The problem with that is not that the record doesn't sound good and is enjoyable, it's when you go to watch them live. They sound really fabulous on record because they are using Pro Tools, this whole digital world that cradles them, and the listener is thinking, 'Wow, these guys are really wonderful.'

The economy right now makes it hard to make ends meet and you go spend $40 or $50 for a ticket — if you're taking a date then a hundred — and parking, gas, food, beverages, programs if they have them and any kind of merch or t-shirts. You're looking at maybe $100 to $200, maybe even $300 if you're taking somebody.

We are fortunate because we can back it up live and we have super-loyal fans. We have been blessed with being able to write catchy songs and be able to innovate a guitar style — that helps a little bit too."

MUSTAINE also added, "The good thing that I like about the Internet is it makes it real easy to deliver your product to your fans at an affordable price. There is piracy and people who steal. They don't realize it is intellectual material and it is the same thing as food. Giving something to get, that's the deal — if you get something and the person doesn't get anything in return, that is either a gift or you are stealing it. Myself, I think the dude who created Napster probably ruined hundreds of thousands of people's lives because of that peer-to-peer file transferring, but if he hadn't done it, there are plenty of smart people out there who would have. It's human nature."

Read DAVE MUSTAINE'S interview with Seymour Duncan in its entirety HERE.

Get more DAVE MUSTAINE and MEGADETH by visiting their official website.

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