J. Gordon Duncan

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Jesus Heals Megadeth

I recently wrote about Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine reconciling his relationship with Slayer’s Kerry King because of Mustaine’s new found faith in Christ. Now the professed faith of both Mustaine and Megadeth’s original bassist, Dave Ellefson, has brought the band back together.  Interesting to see Jesus heal a thrash metal band.

Credit to the article below goes to www.ultimate-guitar.com.

Ultimate-Guitar.com: That’s good news. How much did your Christian faith and Dave‘s Christian faith help in this reconciliation?

Ellefson: I think it had everything to do with it, quite honestly. To be honest with you, when I met with Dave for dinner probably three years ago — it may be four years ago now — I took the opportunity at that time to just clear up my side of things, and just said “If I had a chance to do this all over again, I would’ve never been filing lawsuits. I would’ve just driven over to your house, knocked on the door, and we would’ve hashed it out face to face”. I think one of the biggest problems was, for whatever reason, Dave and I weren’t in a place to just deal with it face to face. Instead, we got our managers and lawyers to deal with it, and then it eroded down to a place where it turned into filing lawsuits against each other. The truth of it is, as we’ve now found out eight years later, if we just talk face to face, we can walk through everything. That’s how we should’ve handled it years ago, but we didn’t. But now we know. Lesson learnt. I think Dave has been very open about his faith, and I’ve been open about my faith. Certainly me getting sober twenty years is what really led me back into Christian faith, but I always had it as a kid, quite honestly. I was born and raised Christian, and my family went to church on Sunday, so it wasn’t any radical, born-again kind of stuff — it was just a natural part of my life. Me being sober and cleaned up off drugs and alcohol just brought me back to that place again, and I know that’s very un-rock ‘n’ roll to talk about, but you know, at the end of the day, man, it’s people that play rock n’ roll — it isn’t the music that plays us. I think what happens is that when you stay in control of your life through your faith, your destiny charts out much differently than when you just show up and think, “I’m gonna sell my soul for rock ‘n’ roll”. Having done that in the past, that is a very dangerous place to be. There’s so many things about this that I think are blowing all of our minds. Me and Dave, the band, the management, the fans — everybody’s scratching their head, going “Holy cow, this came out of left field. None of us saw this coming”. The truth of it is neither did me and Dave. For whatever reason, the good Lord seems to have wound this one up, and now Dave and I are able to work through a whole lot of stuff, man. Stuff not even only just over the last eight years, but stuff from many, many years ago we’re able to work through, and process, and finally, really hopefully once and for all, get behind us. We both just seem to be in a place where this is something that we really want to have happen in our lives.

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February 20, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. I’ve found Mustaine/Ellefson and Head/Fieldy (Korn) stories pretty fascinating. This is seriously counter-cultural in the metal world. I have wondered what some of the metal community thinks about all this.

    Comment by Michael Graham | February 20, 2010 | Reply

    • Thx for commenting Michael I find it fascinating to see all these guys try to figure out life as they get older

      Comment by jgordonduncan | February 20, 2010 | Reply


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