Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine rocked concertgoers during a recent show in a completely different way - blaming President Obama for “staging” the recent spate of mass shootings in the United States.
At the band’s Aug. 7 concert in Singapore, the 50-year-old heavy metal went on a bizarre anti-Obama rant in between songs.
"Back in my country, my president is trying to pass a gun ban, so he's staging all of these murders,” says Mustaine in a video flagged by heavy metal news site Blabbermouth.net Wednesday.
“Like the 'Fast And Furious' thing down at the border and Aurora, Colorado, all the people that were killed there and now the beautiful people at the Sikh temple."
On a recently-surfaced video clip taken by a fan, the crowd can be heard going quiet as Mustaine continued his diatribe.
"I don't know where I'm gonna live if America keeps going the way it's going because it looks like it's turning into Nazi America," said Mustaine.
The heavy metal singer-guitarist, who once wrote the lyrics to the anti-George H.W. Bush administration song "Foreclosure of a Dream," has shown over the course of this year that he has an ax to grind with the Democratic President.
He outed himself as a birther in March when he told a Canadian talk show that he believes Obama was not really born in the United States.
"[I have] a lot of questions about him, but certainly not where he was born," Mustaine said on “The Hour.” "I know he was born somewhere else than America.”
This from a man man who reported from the Democratic National Convention for MTV News at Madison Square Garden during the 1992 election.
Mustaine, though, has admitted in interviews over recent years that he has changed many of his opinions since he ditched drugs and alcohol and became a born-again Christian.
Earlier this month, Mustaine regurgitated his birther views in an interview with conspiracy theorist radio host Alex Jones.
"Why hasn't somebody moved to impeach this man?" Mustaine said on Jones’ Infowars show. "With all of the proof about his birth certificate being fake. And you see the signs in Kenya that say 'the birthplace of Barack Obama.' Hello?! C'mon, guys. How stupid are we right now?”
I like the phrase "conspiracy theorist radio host", but they should have worked "professional liar" in there somehow.