During Megadeth’s September 15 show at the BB&T Pavilion in Camden, New Jersey, frontman Dave Mustaine went on a rant about the COVID-19 pandemic. The frontman apparently believes that common sense safety protocols like mask mandates are forms of “tyranny.”
Mustaine said the following:
“I just wanna tell you how great it is. Look around you, guys. Look to your right, look to your left, and look how wonderful this is. We’re all here together. We’re not freaking out, and we’re not yelling at people, ‘Wear your fucking mask.’
Listen, it starts with this kind of a sensation that we build right now. We feel together, we feel like [there’s] strength in numbers. We feel like we are invincible. People will not be able to stop us.
Right now, what’s going on is tyranny. This is called tyranny. Look it up when you get home. And tyranny isn’t only in government. Tyranny right now is in the schools and tyranny is in the medical business.
We have the power, especially us … heavy metal fans, we have the power to change things.
If you look what happened in the Middle East right now… I said it a long time ago with this next song, ‘Holy Wars’.”