Q1 - Megadeth has changed musically over the years, especially when you joined forces with Dann Huff. What do you think of him and what made him so special for the band ?

Not us, but everything changes in time. Culture changes, music changes, everything... We try to travel every single country 'cause we believe that 'what we saw gave us passion'. Also, different cultures effects our point on our music...

Q2 - What about Dann? What do you think of him?

We're proud of the 'Cryptic Writings' album. We were more melodic when Dann joined us. But after Marty's departure we joined our hands and we decided to make a change. We changed our record company, manager, producer etc. In my opinion, we are like a new-born child.

Q3 - Do you feel that Megadeth could be the last stop for Pitrelli?

[Laughing] He was in Savatage when we called him to be our guitar player. He takes his chance and now we're proud of the result. I think Megadeth could be a scene to Al 'cause every fan saw how talented he is. He also effects the band's music positively.

Q4 - Why do you think 'Heavy Metal' lost popularity?

I don't know but I wish it didn't...

Mini-interview by Ayhan Gunay

MEGADETH are: *Dave Mustaine* vocals/guitar (ex.Metallica, Fallen Angels, Panic), *Al Pitrelli* guitar (ex.Savatage, Flesh & Blood, Asia, Widowmaker, Alice Cooper, Danger Danger, Joe Lynn Turner), *David Ellefson* bass guitar (ex.Killers, Headstones) & *Jimmy DeGrasso* drums (ex.Alice Cooper, Y&T, Suicidal Tendencies, Fiona, Lita Ford, White Lion, Talas, Ozzy Osbourne)

EX.MEMBERS: Lee Rash - drums (the original drummer) Chris Poland - guitar (solo artist), Gar Samuelson - drums (R.I.P. 1999), Chuck Beehler - drums, Jay Reynolds - guitar (ex.Malice), Nick Menza - drums, Marty Friedman - guitar (ex.Vixen, Cacophony)

disco & band info by: Urban "Wally" Wallström,

Megadeth caused a rush in Istanbul by being a couple of hours late...

...but they did arrive, finally...

...and heeeeere's Dave writing a song about his trip to Turkey...the working title for the song is "Countdown To Iskender" :)

DISCOGRAPHY: Killing is my business...and business is good (1985), Peace sells...but who´s buying (1986), So far,so good,so what (1988), Rust in peace (1990), Countdown to extinction (1992), Youthanasia (1994), Hidden treasures (1995), Cryptic Writings (1997), Risk (1999), Capitol Punishment (2000), The World Needs a Hero (2001)