O2 Academy TV recently conducted an interview with MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine. You can now watch the chat in two parts below.
Asked how the switch in record labels from Roadrunner to Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) affected MEGADETH’s songwriting approach on its new album, “Super Collider”, Mustaine said: “I think it affected the sound of the album, the style of music, the outlook of the band. I mean, no offense to Roadrunner — they did what they do — but we’re a major-label band. And when we left Capitol to go to Sanctuary, it was for two reasons. One, I hated that record president that [Capitol] had at that time, and two, Sanctuary made a lot of big promises. And you know, when you think about [IRON MAIDEN’s manager] Rod Smallwood, who had a big part to do with the label, that’s IRON MAIDEN, and I love IRON MAIDEN, so I thought, ‘For sure, this is gonna be great.’ Well, it didn’t end up being great, ’cause Rod wasn’t involved in it as much as my brain would like to have thought. And we left Sanctuary and went toRoadrunner, and it just kept going like this. [makes downward motion with his hand] And I figured, I’m not gonna bail on the contract, I’m not gonna be a scumbag musician like so many musicians are where they stick people with