Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine discussed the advice Iron Maiden‘s Bruce Dickinson gave him following his 2019 cancer diagnosis. In a new interview published by Forbes, Mustaine discussed the chat that the two heavy metal musicians had shortly after Mustaine was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2019.
Dickinson had also been previously diagnosed with cancer in 2015, which is why Mustaine wanted to contact him. “It’s not like I have a whole Rolodex of rock friends that sing heavy metal music that have throat cancer,” he said, “so my choices were limited.” He added, “I consider [Bruce] to be someone I look up to. He basically told me… surround yourself with good, upbeat, positive people, places and things and try not to cause any unnecessary stress on yourself. He’s always been super kind to me and very, I don’t want to say ‘gentlemanly’, because I don’t want anyone to think that he’s not a bad motherf***er!”
Mustaine’s autobiography, Rust In Peace: The Inside Story Of The Megadeth Masterpiece, detailing the making and the release of Megadeth’s 1990 album ‘Rust In Peace,’ is set to be released soon.
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