Megadeth's Dave Mustaine: My Life in 15 Songs

Singer/guitarist reflects on nearly four decades of thrash-metal masterpieces

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"She Wolf"

Cryptic Writings (1997)

I wrote "She Wolf" about something that happened to a manager we had at the time who I was really close with. He had just started dating this girl. I knew she was dating him because she had just broken up with her boyfriend, who was one of my friends who worked at MTV. And I had heard from my wife and Ellefson's wife that they saw her back with her ex while she was dating my friend. We went down to Brazil and she tried to pick up on me down there. 

When I got back to America I told my friend what happened, and she goes, "No, he tried picking up on me." I was really, really mad. "How could you say that about me? You're not even attractive." [Laughs] And I go, "OK, you're it. I'm gonna lay you out." So I wrote "She Wolf" about her. 

In the end he had to apologize to me because he found out she was a hooker, or call it what you will, a "high-priced escort." Anyway, I was right; he was wrong. He had to apologize. He should've believed me. I'm his friend. Why would I go stick my neck out in the noose and say your girlfriend tried picking up on me if I didn't wanna save you from any kind of heartbreak?

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