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by Tim Henderson
"That's the hard thing too," Mustaine agrees with the sentiment. "If I kept doing the same record over and over, I would never feel fulfilled. You got to think about it... Like a dog eats the same thing every day, unless he gets a hold of the trash. You know why they get excited about that ... no more kibble! It's just like me, I would feel very unfulfilled if I didn't try to do something and merging metal with melody has been really hard. Because again, you have the metal purists, and all they want to hear is real whiny screaming vocals, growling shit and no singing anymore. Some of the people that we most respect in our genre are the people that sing. Like Bruce (Dickinson; IRON MAIDEN) sings, James (Hetfield; METALLICA) sings, I sing. And Rob sings in (JUDAS) PRIEST. And we kind of lost the sight in it. I really admire Phil Anselmo (PANTERA, DOWN); I know he's really had his struggles, but I've always been a fan of him, even when we had our disagreements, but I respected what they did. I always told him that one of my favorite songs was 'Cemetery Gates', and he hates that song, because he sings in it. I said, 'Phil, you got a great voice' and I remember one time as a gift at the end of a tour they played it for me and I was so thrilled. I'm still a big Pantera fan. I think we're in phase with metal music right now and it's coming back to singing. A lot of the new bands ... I can't name a bunch of them, but my son is always playing new bands for me. And one time he came up to me and said, 'you got to check this new band called HAVOK, they are like a young Megadeth.' I said 'really, you think so?' When you hear somebody else say that something sounds like you it's kind of like when someone says this guy looks like you and you look at the photo, and you say 'you must be blind!'"
Super Collider was virtually in-house; your own studio, your own label. Are you a control freak, perfectionist or was it just the right thing to do?
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