Judging by his angry music, cynical lyrics and pathological loathing of President Obama, you might be forgiven for thinking that Dave Mustaine isn’t a particularly nice chap. But you’d be wrong. After all, the firebrand Megadeth front-man’s just announced plans to open a soup kitchen for the homeless…


Yes, in an eyebrow-raising post made on the Megadeth Facebook page over the weekend, Mustaine revealed that he’s ponied up the dough for a new soup kitchen in Haiti that’ll be serving “love and spiritual nourishment” as well as bowls of broth.


He wrote: “I just wanted to take this time on a peaceful Sunday to stop and thank you for your tremendous support. I know not everyone here is a fan, but that’s ok too; this message will be waiting for you when you change your opinion of me/us.


“You see, all faults aside, I really am trying to live my life differently today, and part of that was in finding something to believe in.


“One of the things that has happened since I started this transformation is getting involved with helping widows and orphans, and helping the homeless.


“I was approached with an opportunity, and thanks to your unwavering support, my family and I have been able to fund a soup kitchen in Haiti with a ministry called, ‘Outside The Bowl,’ and you will be proud to know that when it is started (which will be very soon), we will be feeding up to 8,000 meals a day to the less fortunate.


“I am so very grateful, and I love you all so very much (yes, even you haters), because even when I am being vilified and having my character assassinated, I can find comfort knowing up to 8,000 meals will be served each day, along with a healthy serving of love and some spiritual nourishment as well.”


Attaboy, Dave. Let’s have more announcements like this and far, far fewer questioning Obama’s parentage in the future, eh?


On a related note, Megadeth have also released the latest batch of new studio footage from the recording sessions for their upcoming fourteenth album, which you can check out below:




Words} Tom Cole

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