Megadeth Suicidal Tendencies Feud

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Dave Mustaine Would Feud With Mike Muir During Early 90’s

Rock N’ Roll True Stories is back with another great feud video about the Megadeth and Suicidal Tendencies feud from the early 90’s. Both bands played on the ‘Clash of the Titans’ Tour in the early 90’s and that’s apparently where the beef started between Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine and Tendencies frontman Mike Muir. Check out the full story below!

What’s going on my fellow rock n’ rollers don’t forget to hit the bell notification icon to be notified everytime i put out a new video on my channel. Back in 1990 one of the most exciting tours of the decade kicked off. Headlined by metal bands Slayer and Megadeth, the tour was called The Clash of the Titans.. The first iteration of the trek also saw Testament, and Suicidal Tendencies on the bill and while fans may have loved the lineup there was tension brewing behind the scenes between some of the bands. Stay tuned to find out the full story. 

The tour took place across Europe for 3 weeks with the bands Slayer, Megadeth, Testament and the Suicidal Tendencies, promoting their then-current albums Rust in Peace, Seasons in the Abyss, Souls of Black and Lights…Camera…Revolution! Respectively.

There appeared to be tension between megadeth leader dave mustaine and mike muir, vocalist for the suicidal tendencies. It was alleged that mustaine apparently wasn’t happy about Muir’s band being on the bill and tried to have them thrown off the tour. .  According to Mustaine in the book Louder Than Hell The Oral History of Metal, the feud started when the four frontmen were supposed to appear together for a magazine photo shoot, but Muir was unable to make it. Apparently Mustaine made some disparaging remarks about Muir being a no show and it got back to the Suicidal Tendencies camp. 

Mike Clark, gutarist of the Suicidal tendencies in the same book would reveal that Mustaine also started to bad mouth his band in the press claiming that the Tendencies were and I quote “uprofessional, not good enough and did not deserve to play the clash of the titans tour.’ and that Mike couldn’t sing claiming he “Sings like a frog”. 

And Mustaine for his part initially was confronted by Muir and denied the allegations but eventually confessed to bad mouthing the band claiming that his substance abuse issues were to blame. Things only escalated as both Mustaine and Muir would be interviewed in Sounds magazine and expressed their displeasure and frustration with one another.

Mustaine’s issue with Muir seemed more having to do with how his band was treated on the tour telling the magazine


Mustaine: “It’s more like Clash of the Tightwads. We’ve been screwed over lights, staging, effects, even meals for our roadies. There’s one guy involved with one of the bands, I can’t say who, but we’d all like to take him outside, put a blanket over his head and beat the fuck out of him… 

Things got crazy to the point that Muir challenged Mustaine to a fight on stage during the tour and In the same interview Mustaine responded to the threat of a fight saying


I like the Suicidal Tendencies, but if Mike Muir’s trying to intimidate me he’s pretty stupid. Who cares? Mike Muir wants a fight onstage but I’m not in this business to be a kick boxer. It doesn’t matter. If he starts something, I might not win, but I won’t lose. He’d say