It's not your average setting for a Church prayer meeting: at a Thrash metal rockstar's house. But that is exactly what Megadeth singer and guitarist Dave Mustaine will be doing later this month. Bassist David Ellefson is also getting involved by doing a preach - he's a pastor!
Mustaine revealed to the Rolling Stone magazine that he has invited fans to stay at his place in Falbrook, California from March 10 to 13. Fans can expect to guitar, drum and bass lessons, witness a personal acoustic concert from the band, and enjoy some good wine with Mustaine. But it will also be an evagelistic event, and they will all spend some good time in prayer!
"We'll do a small churchy kind of thing, so that David can feel connected with them. I was thinking, what's the greatest way for David to feel complete with everyone?" says Mustaine. "That way it's a super personal way for people to connect with him, because if I was going to allow someone to connect with me on a more personal level, there really is no better way."
Mustaine was first a Jehovah's Witness, then a Satanist, but eventually found his way home to Christ. It was in 2001, when suffered an arm injury that left him with a compressed radial nerve. Doctors told him he would never play the guitar again.
Simply put, he found God. "It didn't happen without some resistance on my part, and God knows that in the years since I have been as times inconsistent in following a Christian way of life," he said. "I am not an extremist. I am not a fundamentalist. I have lapsed in ways large and small. I curse. I do not always exercise the patience and tolerance I should."
"But I believe in God and I believe that Jesus is my savior, and those are the overriding principles that guide my life."