MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has issued the following update:
"So now that the 'Big Four' dates have come and gone, I feel it is time to check in, say 'Hello' and tell you what has been going on in my world.
"First off, when we left San Marcos [California] and Mustaine Music Studios, a.k.a. Vic's Garage, we had no idea what to expect, other than the fact that we wanted to make a point; we wanted to make the other bands feel comfortable, we wanted the fans to all leave this momentous occasion feeling completely satiated, we wanted the guys in METALLICA to know that we could be depended on to pull our share...
"I don't know if we delivered for everyone, but for the tens of thousands of people each night, and ultimately hundreds of thousands of fans over the entire run of the 'Big Four' festivals (affectionately dubbed 'Sonisphere'), it seemed to me that the fans were finally able to put aside the silly stuff that the press has kept on life support for so many, many years. We did several round-table interviews with a member from each camp of the 'Big Four,' and one thing that was a constant and that we all agreed on was that the press was the responsible parties for keeping the feuds alive.
"You heard it straight from our mouths; we are all at peace with one another, and we all are friends. End of story — or in other words, several shit magazines will now have to learn how to write real interviews, reviews, and features, instead of causing so much turmoil with us four, all in the spirit of selling their publications."
Read more of Dave's update at the web site of the official MEGADETH fan club, MegaFanClub. (Note: You must be a member of the fan club in order to access the site.)