Did you know that heavy metal band Megadeth, and its lead singer Dave Mustaine, once appeared on an episode of the Duck Dodgers cartoon series? You have to watch the video above to believe it.
I’ve been checking out Megadeth’s music on YouTube for the past week, and while Mustaine’s voice is nowhere near as good as Rob Halford’s (of Judas Priest), I really like the band’s use of heavy percussion and guitar solos for most of their songs. And after my friend showed me this cartoon episode, consider myself a new Megadeth fan. I’m sold.
Fun fact: the fatass in the video is wearing Union Jack pants. This is a reference to the New Wave of British Heavy Metal in the early 1980s, where British bands such as Diamond Head, Iron Maiden, and Black Sabbath started to pioneer and popularise the metal genre. The movement would later be joined by older bands like Motörhead and yes, Judas Priest.
Leave it to the Brits to always produce something awesome.