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Megadeth Excommunicates Gunman

MONTREAL (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Dave Mustaine made his position clear at a concert at Montreal's Bell Centre CBC News is reporting.

Kimveer Gill, who went on a shooting spree at Montreal's Dawson college in September had made mention of Megadeth song "A Tout Le Monde", citing it as a strong influence in his decision to attack the school.

"The guy who went to Dawson College and shot everyone, it's terrible," Mustaine told the audience during the Montreal concert on September 27 "Aside from the fact that what he did was wrong, we have a relationship with Montreal, and that really pissed us off."

While "A Tout Le Monde" is commonly thought to be a song about suicide, Mustaine said he originally wrote the song about his mother, who had died when he was young.

In an interview before the concert, Mustaine told interviewers "I was so angry that this guy would use my song, and that he would try and turn that beautiful song into something ugly and nasty. It's for those who lost their lives, and it's a gift to those who are in the process of healing."

Mothers are not the only themes found in Megadeth's lyrics. Nuclear war, murder due to unrequited love, sectarian violence and sadistic mass murderers are just a few of the other subjects that Megadeth has done songs about. The band's name was drawn from a term coined by RAND nuclear strategy theorist Herman Kahn in his 1960 book "On Thermonuclear War." How anyone could have misinterpreted the meaning of Megadeth's lyrics was not explained. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers