10 Most Ridiculous Claims Made By Megadeth's Dave Mustaine

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Pit Magazine October 2004 "Yeah, you've got Tom Morello from Audioslave walking around talking about freeing the people in South America while he is walking around in his fucking Gucci silk suits. Spare me, what do you know about that? Talk about hypocrisy." Why it's ridiculous: I Googled "Tom Morello, Gucci silk suit" and didn't find a single picture.

Metal Edge July 2007 "But I'm also the unofficial elected official of the disenfranchised youth of America. I can get into the focus groups and actually say what is relevant. Even though I'm not 18 anymore or struggling with Stridex and testosterone, I do still have an 18-year-old inside of me." Why it's ridiculous: Unofficially, officially, "I do still have an 18-year-old inside of me," could be misconstrued as a Freudian slip.

Spin Magazine November 2011 "I met a fan in Kentucky who had throat cancer. He was only supposed to live a few weeks. For some reason, I reached out, grabbed his throat, and started praying for the dude. He lived long enough to give me this on our next tour. It's signed by the governor and says I'm an honorary Kentucky colonel." Why it's ridiculous: A description of a certificate that ranks as one of Mustaine's most prized possessions. Dave is apparently capable of curing cancer now.

LA Weekly February 2012 "I watch some of these shows from over in Africa, and you've got starving women with six kids. Well, how about, you know, put a plug in it? It's like, you shouldn't be having children if you can't feed them." Why it's ridiculous: I'm reading all of these things about how Dave Mustaine keeps putting his foot in his mouth. Well, how about, you know, put a plug in it, Dave?

The Hour March 2012 "I have a lot of questions about [Obama], but certainly not where he was born. I know he was born somewhere else than America. . . I'm not calling a question to it, I just . . . How come he was invisible until he became whatever he was in Illinois?" Why it's ridiculous: Sheriff Joe's evidence did not list Dave Mustaine as a credible source in his birther investigation.

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