Gearing up for release Megadeth‘s 12th album tomorrow, leading metal man Dave Mustaine issued a statement on the band’s official message board (full text) announcing the new video for song “Head Crusher”. Oh and he also filled us in on his daily yoga practice.
“I have been surfing around the site today, whilst doing my Yoga workout, and working some more around the studio; reviewing the Head Crusher video etc., etc., etc.
Aw he said “whilst”. Dave closes the note with:
“So, I am going to soak in a hot tub, because I feel like I have been beaten with a sock full of soap bars. God Bless you guys for everything that you do for me. I will never be able to fully tell you how much I love you and how grateful I am for your encouragement during this really great, yet really not so great time.”
Um…ex-squeeze us? Yoga and soaking? Aren’t you supposed to be, we don’t know, worshiping the devil and setting fire to your axe?
Surprise! Dave Mustaine exchanged his hard-livin’, drug-riddled days for a mat-shredding healthier lifestyle years ago. He’s probably taken like thousands of bubble baths since then. From a 2006 interview Mustaine explains how after a 2002 sleeping accident (really) left his arm with major nerve damage, yoga helped him recover and play guitar again. Bad Ass.
“I do yoga, a lot of yoga. I’m doing a lot of healthy things – which I know seems like a dichotomy, for a rock star to be taking care of himself.”
And then in 2008 Mustaine announced he was diagnosed with degenerative disk disease and arthritis in the neck.
“I have been struggling with my back for some time, and have been doing yoga, stretching, acupuncture, faith healing, ‘laying’ on of hands, injections, chiropractic, and everything else you can imagine.
Dammit. That’s hardcore.
If you’re so inclined, check out the video…there’s no yoga though, sorry.