So I just read that Dave Mustaine is battling throat cancer. If you don’t know who Dave Mustaine is, then you must live under a rock. Dave Mustaine was one of the first members in Metallica, however in 1983 he was fired from Metallica for his drinking and drug use, which had gotten out of control. He then went on to form Megadeth. Megadeth is one of my favorite bands. He has one of the most unique voices in metal. I had the privilege to see Megadeth and Motörhead play together. And to this day that is one of the best shows I’ve ever been to.
If you know me you know music is my life. I am a huge fan of everything except rap. Literally everything but rap. Unless it’s old school rap like NWA. I am a huge country music fan since I was 16 and I’ve been a metal fan for years. My love for metal deepened when I met my husband almost 17 years ago. He played guitar for a metal band Mad By Design. He currently plays guitar for a thrash band. Music has always been a huge part of our life and relationship.
Even our kids have excellent taste in music. Our oldest daughter Sofia, loves the band KISS. When she was three she wanted to be Gene Simmons for Halloween. So of course being the awesome parents that we are, we made that happen.
My husband has this great ability to make friends. Whenever he goes to metal shows he somehow makes friends with all the guys in the band. He’s hung out with the guys from Tesla, Testament, Lamb of God, and so on. He even talked boxing with Phil Anselmo formally of Pantera.
So I am wishing Dave Mustaine a speedy recovery. This was his quote on his Facebook page, “I’ve been diagnosed with throat cancer. It’s clearly something to be respected and faced head on – but I’ve faced obstacles before. I’m working closely with my doctors, and we’ve mapped out a treatment plan which they feel has a 90% success rate…” You’ve got this Dave. Stay strong and fight hard. Fuck cancer!