03/28/2012 06:44 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Dave Mustaine, Megadeth Frontman And Santorum Supporter, Stage Dives Into Birther Pit

Dave Mustaine of heavy metal band Megadeth is certain that President Obama "was born somewhere else than America," he said during a recent interview with Canadian TV show "The Hour."

Mustaine -- who in February announced his support, but not outright endorsement, for GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum -- said his political views were driven by a "lesser of two evils" approach. After expressing his "disappointment" with the GOP field apart from Santorum, who he said looked "kinda like a JFK kinda guy," he explained his opposition to Obama.

"I have a lot of questions about him, but certainly not where he was born," Mustaine said. "I know he was born somewhere else than America."

When the host noted that this school of thought placed him in the birther camp, Mustaine disagreed.

"I'm not calling a question to it, I just, you know, it's a point," he continued. "How come he was invisible until he became whatever he was in Illinois?"

The host then pressed Mustaine on his claims, causing the rocker to attempt to change the subject.

"I don't want to talk about my president," Mustaine said, before going on to admit that he was going to "have to do some more homework on where Obama came from."