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    Former MEGADETH tour manager: 'DAVE MUSTAINE is a genuine soul'

    Vicky Bradley (a.k.a. Vix the Angel Of Metal) recently conducted an interview with Tracey Wiedeman, former tour manager for MEGADETH, MARILYN MANSON and DANZIG, and current head of her own artist-management company, T Management.

    When asked about her personal experience working with the often-controversial MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine, Wiedeman said, "Dave Mustaine is a genuine soul — extremely, extremely intelligent. There was never a day that went by where I did not learn something amazing from him, like where sushi comes from, or something about your internal system... just the most amazing things. And you're like, 'You're a heavy metal superstar. How do you know these things?' And he has an extremely hilarious sense of humor as well.

    "Dave and I are, luckily... we're kind of like brother and sister. So it was always phenomenal touring with him, because my philosophy for touring, being a tour manager, is we are all family. It doesn't matter to me who you are on the tour or what you're doing — to me, we're all the same, and we're all there to support each other and to help each other, and that doesn't always happen on a tour.

    "There's plenty of times where, unfortunately, the support acts are treated as lesser equals, let's say, and that's not my philosophy. And, luckily, Dave always supported that philosophy as well, so we were able to always create an entire family atmosphere on a tour. And there were even plenty of times where Dave would tell the other artist, 'If any of your gear breaks down and you need to borrow any of my gear, you can do so,' and you don't hear artists saying that very often. So, on our tours, it was a major sense of family, and we were lucky to have that because you don't always get that on tour."

    Tracey Wiedeman interviewed by Vicky Bradley (a.k.a. Vix the Angel Of Metal)

    Click here for the interview.

    For more information on Tracey Wiedeman, visit her MySpace page.

    Touring for two years was more than my body could take.
    You're there and your head tells you that you have to go on,
    but your body is close to giving out. Five to six days a week,
    i was on stage for about two and a half hours every night.
    Doing that for over two years, my larynx didn't feel great,
    it felt like my vocal cords were just falling apart
    -James Hetfield-

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    daves ego is huge, but i think hes a cool guy overall, this iskind of how i would think he would act on the road

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