Just to clear up some confusion that apparently shows up online, the Blair Underwood who directed this video for Megadeth is not the same Blair Underwood who co-starred on L.A. Law. Considering that Blair Underwood the actor reportedly based his L.A. Law character on a young Barack Obama and Dystopia was undoubtedly Dave Mustaine’s commentary on America under Obama, the collaboration would have been an unlikely one.
It was for Dystopia that Megadeth won their first Grammy. Unfortunately, during the Grammy ceremony, the house band played Metallica’s Master of Puppets when Dave Mustaine and the band went up to accept the award. Mustaine, who was famously kicked out of Metallica before then forming Megadeth, said that he didn’t take it personally. That doesn’t really sound like the Dave Mustaine that most people know but let’s take his word for it.