‘What’s Going On Is Tyranny’: Rock Superstar Dave Mustaine Slams Mask, COVID-19 Restrictions During Concert

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Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter
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Rockstar Dave Mustaine criticized mask-wearing and other COVID-19 restrictions during a recent concert and said “what’s going on is tyranny.”

“I just wanna tell you how great it is,” the 60-year-old frontman for Megadeth told a crowd gathered in Camden, New Jersey, at his show on Sept. 15, according to LoudWire. “Look around you, guys. Look to your right, look to your left, and look how wonderful this is. We’re all here together,” Mustaine said. “We’re not in fucking bags. We’re not freaking out, and we’re not yelling at people, ‘Wear your fucking mask.'” (RELATED: Superstar Comedian Jim Breuer Says He Won’t Perform At Theaters That Require Vaccination Proof)

It starts at the 8:30 minute mark.


A few people started chanting “F*ck Joe Biden” and “USA, USA,” before the superstar singer explained that the concert-goers were “feeling together” and “invincible.” (RELATED: ‘Okay, Daddy’: Megyn Kelly Slams Biden After He Attacked Unvaccinated In Vaccine Mandate Speech)

“See the thing right now, what’s going on is tyranny,” Mustaine shared. “This is called tyranny. Look it up when you get home. And tyranny isn’t only in government. Tyranny right now is in the schools and tyranny is in the medical business.”

“We have the power, especially us heavy … metal fans, we have the power to change things,” he added. “If you look what happened in the Middle East right now … I said it a long time ago with this next song, ‘Holy Wars.'”

The heavy metal frontman’s comments follow a similar sentiment aired by legendary rapper Busta Rhymes who recently criticized the government’s “policies and mandates” regarding mask wearing and said, “COVID can suck a dick.”