Megadeth have released the video for ‘The Right To Go Insane‘, their newest single off their latest album ‘Endgame’.
The video was released via the band’s record company website, Roadrunner Records, today and features nothing less than lead singer/guitarist Dave Mustaine driving a goddamn TANK through the streets.
That’s right, a tank. Carnage ensues in what is truly an insane video, but one based on entirely true events.
Last week the music blogging site Noisecreep had a sneak-peek on the latest video and outlined the events behind the video’s storyline:
On May 17, 1995, a U.S. Army veteran and unemployed plumber in San Diego, Shawn Timothy Nelson, snapped and stole an M60 Patton tank from a nearby National Guard Armory.
He drove down the highway, crushing cars, fire hydrants and an RV before he was stopped and killed by police.
(The official music video for ‘The Right To Go Insane)
The video follows the real-life events, featuring Dave Mustaine going crazy before stealing a military tank and running riot on the streets of California. In fact, the video even comes complete with a warning before the insanity begins:
“THIS VIDEO IS A DRAMATIZATION [sic] BASED ON A TRUE STORY AND REAL EVENTS”