Bassist Joe Principe of the Chicago “punk rock” band RISE AGAINST was asked during a brand new interview with Kevin Conklin of the 93.7 KCLB Rocks! radio station (web site) in Palm Springs, California if MEGADETH‘s Dave Mustaine has threatened legal action against Principe‘s group over the fact that RISE AGAINST‘s latest album, 2011’s “Endgame”, shares a title with MEGADETH‘s 2009 effort. “No, he hasn’t,” Joe laughed before adding. “You know what’s funny?! This kind of goes to show you how many people know about the MEGADETH record. It’s like no one… One kid said something, ‘Hey, isn’t that a MEGADETH title?’ But other than that, no one knows. I grew up listening to MEGADETH, so I was kind of hoping they would have a little bit more current fans these days.” When it was pointed out to Principe that MEGADETH‘s “Endgame” has sold 150,000 copies in the United States since its release, he said, “Oh, that’s better than I thought.”
RISE AGAINST‘s “Endgame” has shifted 156,000 units in the United States since it came out on March 11.
RISE AGAINST‘s Joe Principe on MEGADETH‘s “Endgame” (audio):