O’Reilly said: “A hard rock guy named Dave Mustaine who used to be in the group Metallica and is now in the group Megadeth is apparently a big ‘Factor’ fan. Mr. Mustaine tweeted out pictures of all the ‘Killing’ books he has read, and that gets my attention. Very politely, Mr. Mustaine then asked me to listen to Megadeth’s new album, ‘Dystopia’.”
A 30-second clip of the “Dystopia” title track was then played, after which O’Reilly said: “Now, right before I go to sleep, I usually listen to Megadeth. It relaxes me, it brings me down.”
He continued: “I have to say I’m an R&B guy, not heavy metal or hard rock. However, I keep an open mind on these things, and some members of my staff are big Megadeth fans. They’ve got piercings everywhere. So we wish Dave Mustaine much success with his new album and admire his promotional ability.”
“Dystopia” debuted at No. 3 on The Billboard 200, having shifted 49,000 equivalent album units in the week ending January 28.