August 31, 2010 - CHRIS BRODERICK INTERVIEWED BY METAL ASSAULT
Aniruddh "Andrew" Bansal for Metal Assault conducted an interview with Chris Broderick prior to Megadeth's August 30 performance at the Long Beach Arena in Long Beach, California. Chris talks about the current tour, the new track "Sudden Death", the set list for the next tour leg, "Endgame", the "Am I Evil" jam with the "Big Four", the "Rust In Peace Live" DVD, plans for the next album, guitar playing, and more. Listen to the chat in two parts HERE
August 31, 2010 - THE 'MEGADETH TRACK PACK' NOW AVAILABLE FOR GUITAR HERO
The Guitar Hero music library has gone metal with the Megadeth Track Pack for Xbox 360, Wii and PS3. The Megadeth Track Pack will get players thrashing to “Symphony of Destruction”, “Hangar 18” and “Peace Sells”. The Megadeth Track Pack is now available via Xbox LIVE Marketplace for 440 Microsoft Points, from the PlayStation Store for $5.49 and the Wii Shop Channel for 550 Wii Points. The three songs are also available as single downloads for Xbox 360 for 160 Microsoft Points, PlayStation 3 for $1.99 and Wii for 200 Wii Points each. The Megadeth Track Pack will also be compatible with Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock when the game is released this fall. For more info, visit GuitarHero.com.
August 31, 2010 - DAVID ELLEFSON CHECKS IN FROM 'AMERICAN CARNAGE' IN LONG BEACH
David Ellefson has issued the following update: "What an awesome night in Long Beach, CA! Sold out in advance and a killer pit as well. Another great hang backstage with everyone like Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Tony Campos (Static X), Dino Cazares (Fear Factory), Metal Sanaz and Kenny G (that's right, he's very metal!). LA is always a good hang of the west coast metal crew who come out to see a good metal show and tonight seemed to be the one." MORE
August 31, 2010 - VIDEO FOOTAGE FROM LONG BEACH BOOK-SIGNING AVAILABLE
Dave Mustaine signed copies of his newly published autobiography, "Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir", on August 30, 2010 at Borders in Long Beach, California. Video footage from the signing session can be viewed HERE. "Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir" landed at position No. 15 on the New York Times "Hardcover Nonfiction" best sellers list. The book was released in the U.S. on August 3 via HarperCollins's It Books imprint. The U.K. edition, "Mustaine: A Life In Metal", will hit bookstores in the U.K. on September 30. MORE
August 31, 2010 - CHRIS BRODERICK INTERVIEWED IN DENVER - VIDEO
Groovey of Colorado Music Buzz & Entertainment conducted an interview with Chris Broderick on August 25, 2010 at the Magness Arena in Denver, Colorado during Megadeth's "American Carnage" tour with Slayer and Testament. Chris talks about touring with the band during this year, the "Endgame" album, writing riffs for the next Megadeth album, advice to other musicans, and more. Watch the chat HERE
August 30, 2010 - MLB PITCHER RANDY JOHNSON PHOTOGRAPHS MEGADETH IN PHOENIX, AZ
Former Major League Baseball starting pitcher Randy Johnson traded in his baseball glove for a camera at Megadeth's show at the Dodge Theatre in Phoenix, AZ last Friday night (August 27). Johnson — one of the most dominant pitchers of his generation — was a special guest of Megadeth at the "American Carnage" show. Johnson is an avid metal fan and concert-goer with a passion for photographing his favorite artists. View Randy Johnson's photos of Megadeth at the Dodge Theatre (performance and backstage). Watch a video clip of Randy Johnson photographing Megadeth and Testament vocalist Chuck Billy backstage. Read MORE
August 29, 2010 - 'MUSTAINE: A HEAVY METAL MEMOIR' REVIEWED BY THE GLOBE AND MAIL
Deanna MacNeil for Canada's The Globe and Mail has published the following review of Dave Mustaine's best-selling autobiography, "Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir". "Dave Mustaine is a legend in heavy metal; he has written music that has inspired generations of fans, and he has proven that with faith, anything is possible. Transcending simple religion and music, Mustaine’s Heavy Metal Memoir will leave you moved and inspired." Read the entire review HERE
August 29, 2010 - DAVE MUSTAINE TALKS ABOUT 'SUDDEN DEATH' TRACK - VIDEO
Video footage of Dave Mustaine talking about Megadeth's new track called "Sudden Death", which will serve as the finger-busting finale to the forthcoming "Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock" game, can be viewed HERE. "I thought it was a great idea for us", says Mustaine. "We've had experience with games in the past, and our songs have been in sports games and Grand Theft Auto, but we never really got into the Guitar Hero thing. When they talked to us about doing this, I never imagined it would be something this honorable."
August 27, 2010 - 'MUSTAINE: A LIFE IN METAL' REVIEWED BY THE BOOK ABYSS
Wayne Proudfoot for The Book Abyss, an Australian online book store, has posted the following review of the U.K. edition of Dave Mustaine's new autobiography. ""Mustaine: A life In Metal" chronicles the life and times of a true metal legend in this honest and frank, self effacing memoir. A journey filled with the lows of alcohol and drug abuse, self loathing and violence juxtaposed with the highs of love, marriage, children, wealth, faith and success. A great story well told." Read the review HERE
August 27, 2010 - 'RUST IN PEACE LIVE' AUDIO SAMPLES AVAILABLE
The final night of Megadeth's historic month-long "Rust In Peace" 20th anniversary tour has been captured for the upcoming "Rust In Peace Live" Blu-ray, DVD and CD, due out September 7 on Shout! Factory. On March 31, 2010, at this incredibly special show at the legendary Hollywood Palladium, not far from where Dave Mustaine formed the band in 1983, Megadeth played their landmark, genre-defining 1990 "Rust In Peace" album in its entirety, in addition to other Megadeth favorites. 30-second audio samples of all the tracks that appear on "Rust In Peace Live" can now be streamed at Amazon.co.uk.
August 27, 2010 - DAVE MUSTAINE INTERVIEWED BY SUICIDEGIRLS.COM
Ryan Stewart of SuicideGirls.com recently conducted an interview with Dave Mustaine. "Megadeth has earned its reputation as a pioneering metal band, one with landmark platinum records like "Rust In Peace", "Countdown To Extinction", and "Youthanasia" and one that can (and frequently has) shared a bill with those other metal godfathers, Metallica. SuicideGirls recently called up Mustaine to discuss his new autobiography "Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir", and discovered that age, success, and a newfound devotion to Christianity haven't mellowed him in the slightest." Read the interview HERE
August 27, 2010 - THE 'AMERICAN CARNAGE' TOUR - CHICAGO REVIEW
Tom of blogspot.com has posted the following "American Carnage" concert review: "Megadeth have been on a surge like never before. Seriously has there been a time in recent memory that all the fucking cards are falling Dave’s way? His autobiography is a New York Times Bestseller. His partner and closest thing to a brother he has ever known, David Ellefson is back in the band. His “baby” Megadeth has the finest guitarist it’s ever known in Chris Broderick and most important? The world wide reaction and adulation for their most recent album, 2009’s "Endgame". For many a Mega-Head a truer return to form you won’t find and the ensuing tours were also more than well received." MORE
August 26, 2010 - MEGADETH TO HEADLINE 'NO SLEEP TIL' FESTIVAL TOUR - PRESS RELEASE
Amid a sea of rumour and innuendo, we’re here to set you straight and make all your heavy music prayers come true... NO SLEEP TIL, is a national touring festival that will deliver a mix of the best international and local acts from the legendary to the up and comers. Make sure you’re sitting down before you read further… Leading the charge for this historic event is seminal thrash-metal act MEGADETH, who will be performing their now-classic release RUST IN PEACE in its entirety! Those lucky enough to witness Mustaine and co in action when last here in 2009 will attest that Megadeth are in their career best form, making this a once in a lifetime experience you don’t want to miss! Read the press release HERE
August 26, 2010 - 'THE BIG FOUR: LIVE FROM SOFIA, BULGARIA' ARTWORK, TRACKS REVEALED
Universal Music will release "The Big Four: Live From Sofia, Bulgaria" DVD and Blu-ray containing footage of the June 22, 2010 Sonisphere cinecast from the Sofia, Bulgaria leg of the touring rock festival featuring the "Big Four" of 1980s thrash metal — Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax. The DVD hits the streets on October 15 in Northern Europe, October 18 in most of the rest of the world, October 19 in North America and the full shows from all four bands will be included in the two-disc set along with behind-the-scenes and interview footage. In addition to the two-DVD set and the corresponding Blu-ray, there will be a limited-edition "super deluxe" box set including the DVD set, five CDs with ALL the music, a 24-page booklet, a poster, photos of each band, and a "Big Four" guitar pick. See the artwork and track listing HERE
August 25, 2010 - DAVE MUSTAINE INTERVIEWED BY THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC
Jessica VanZalen of The Arizona Republic recently conducted an interview with Dave Mustaine. "Dave Mustaine is known for many things in the heavy metal music industry: Helping to found legendary rock band Metallica, founding and fronting Megadeth, and getting into infamous feuds with his former bandmates. But now, he can add New York Times best-selling author to that list. Mustaine is touring the country to promote his book, "Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir", and will sign copies at Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe on Friday [note the time change in Tempe to 10 a.m. - 12 noon]." Read the interview HERE
August 24, 2010 - MEGADETH TO HEADLINE 'NO SLEEP TIL' FESTIVAL TOUR
Megadeth is confirmed to headline six festival shows in New Zealand and Australia this December for the "No Sleep Til" tour, a touring festival that will deliver a mix of the best international and local acts from the legendary to the up-and-comers. Other confirmed acts on the tour include, NOFX, Dropkick Murphys, 3 Inches Of Blood, Parkway Drive, A Day To Remember, Katatonia, GWAR, and more. Tickets will go on sale to the general public midday on Thursday, September 9. For more information, visit www.nosleeptil.com.au or www.megadeth.com/killingroad.php.
August 23, 2010 - 'HOLY WARS...THE PUNISHMENT DUE' FROM 'RUST IN PEACE LIVE' VIDEO PREMIERE
The final night of Megadeth's historic month-long "Rust In Peace" 20th anniversary tour has been captured for the upcoming "Rust In Peace Live" Blu-ray, DVD and CD, due out September 7 on Shout! Factory. Recorded on March 31, 2010 at the legendary Hollywood Palladium, "Rust In Peace Live" features the entire "Rust In Peace" track listing and other Megadeth favorites. The 80-minute DVD and Blu-ray, directed by Kerry Asmussen, will also include behind-the-scenes footage. The performance clip of "Holy Wars...The Punishment Due", taken from the forthcoming "Rust In Peace Live" DVD, can be viewed (courtesy of AOL's Noisecreep) HERE
August 23, 2010 - VOTE FOR MEGADETH'S 'THE RIGHT TO GO INSANE' VIDEO AT AUX TV
Every week, AUX TV (a Canadian, nationally broadcast music television station) takes two music videos and puts them head to head on their Video Throwdown program – fans vote for their favorite and the winner airs in power rotation on AUX TV. It’s a battle between songs, bands and fans. This week, Megadeth's "The Right To Go Insane" is up against The Deftones' "Diamond Eyes". Vote for your favorite (Megadeth!) video HERE
August 23, 2010 - PREORDER 'RUST IN PEACE LIVE' AND GET A FREE SIGNED BOOKLET!
Preorder the Blu-ray, DVD or CD of "Rust In Peace Live" from NewburyComics.com and get a CD booklet signed by Dave Mustaine! This special offer is valid for both domestic and international orders while supplies last. In March of 2010, Megadeth hit the road in celebration of the 20th anniversary of their classic 1990 album, "Rust In Peace". The show was filmed on the last night of the tour at the legendary Hollywood Palladium, not far from where Megadeth was formed in 1983. Go HERE to preorder your autographed copy today!
August 23, 2010 - DAVE MUSTAINE, KERRY KING FEATURED IN NEW ISSUE OF REVOLVER MAGAZINE
Dave Mustaine and Slayer guitarist Kerry King took part in a joint interview for the September/October 2010 issue of Revolver magazine. On taking part in the seven Sonisphere "Big Four" shows in Europe, Dave Mustaine comments: "It was awesome. It was just like back in the day when we were all just four young bands getting to know each other and hanging out. The first time I went onstage [in Warsaw], James [Hetfield] was up on my side and did that little knuckle-punch thing with me. It was a really cool moment. It was exciting. We've all wanted this to happen for a long time, and Metallica finally decided the time was right. Before the first show they threw a dinner for the bands, and I went up to James and said, "I don't want to repair our relationship. I'd like to have a new one."" The magazine is on sale now.
August 21, 2010 - NEW VIDEO INTERVIEW WITH SHAWN DROVER BY WATCHMOJO.COM
WatchMojo.com recently conducted an interview with Shawn Drover. Shawn talks about how he has been a fa of Megadeth since day 1 when "Killing Is My Business ...And Business Is Good" was released, Dave Mustaine's songwriting, the band's line-up changes through the years, David Ellefson's return to Megadeth, and more. Watch the chat HERE
August 20, 2010 - SLAYER & MEGADETH BRING THE CARNAGE TO IZOD CENTER
Elliot Levin of the New York Hard Rock Examiner conducted an interview with David Ellefson prior to Megadeth's August 12 performance at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The following review has also been posted: "The long-awaited "American Carnage" tour brought three of heavy metal’s most legendary bands to the same stage. While each group has distinctive styles of playing, metalheads from all over the tri-state region flooded the floor and seats of the Izod Center for a line-up virtually unmatched in the seniority and popularity of its lineup." Read the entire review HERE. Watch the chat with David Ellefson HERE
August 19, 2010 - VIC RATTLEHEAD MAKES 'AMERICAN CARNAGE' DEBUT IN CLEVELAND
David Ellefson has issued the following update: "In our ongoing effort to always improve the live show we had a special introduction of our beloved mascot VIC RATTLEHEAD, who came out and domineered the stage during the song "Dawn Patrol" last night in Cleveland, OH. Vic has been with us since our beginning in 1985's on the "Killing Is My Business...." album but really came into his own on the "Peace Sells...But Who's Buying" album cover in 1986. We were happy for his debut with us last night [Aug 18] on the "American Carnage" tour in Cleveland and will likely be making more appearances at upcoming shows. Be aware...." Check out fan-filmed footage of "Dawn Patrol" HERE
August 19, 2010 - DAVE MUSTAINE INTERVIEWED BY MINNESOTA'S STAR TRIBUNE
Chris Riemenschneider of the Star Tribune recently conducted an interview with Dave Mustaine. ""Mustaine: a Heavy Metal Memoir" debuted at No. 15 on the New York Times bestseller list last week. In it, the 48-year-old native Californian discusses his much-ballyhooed firing from a pre-fame Metallica, his struggles with sobriety, his recovery from a nerve injury that threatened his guitar-playing abilities and his prodigal-son conversion to Christianity." Read the interview HERE
August 18, 2010 - CHRIS BRODERICK INTERVIEWED BY 'THE NOISE POLLUTION'
Kenny Howell of The Noise Pollution conducted an interview with Chris Broderick on August 14, 2010 at the Tsongas Arena in Lowell, Massachusetts during the "American Carnage" tour with Slayer and Testament. Chris talks about how he was brought in to Megadeth, his first meeting with Dave Mustaine, playing with the "Big Four" in Europe, what changes he has gone through since being in the band, and more. Watch the chat HERE
August 18, 2010 - DAVID ELLEFSON INTERVIEWED ON 'GOOD TIME METAL OLDIES' - VIDEO
On July 26, 2010, Jason Saulnier of the "Good Time Metal Oldies" radio show conducted an interview with David Ellefson in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. David talks about touring and Megadeth's success over the years, the early days of the band including video play on MTV's Headbangers Ball, shooting his tour video blogs, his current bass rig, and more. Watch the chat in two parts HERE
August 18, 2010 - MEET 'N GREET PASSES AVAILABLE FOR 'AMERICAN CARNAGE' AT THE MFC
Meet 'n greet passes for the remainder of the "American Carnage" shows are now available at the MegaFanClub. If you plan on attending any of the shows on the "American Carnage" tour, please hurry to the club and enter for a meet 'n greet pass. At the club, click on 'TOUR', then click on 'MEET THE BAND'. Read the "DETAILS" and enter! For more information, visit the MegaFanClub.
August 18, 2010 - MEGADETH AND SLAYER REMAIN DRIVING FORCES - CONCERT REVIEW
Scott McLennan for Boston.com has posted the following "American Carnage" concert review from Saturday (August 14) night’s show in Lowell, MA.: "For a couple of bands that aren’t big on friendly gestures, Slayer and Megadeth did an exceptional job escorting fans down memory lane Saturday at the Tsongas Center. Slayer played all of its “Seasons in the Abyss’’ album and Megadeth unfurled “Rust in Peace’’ in its entirety, making the “American Carnage’’ tour a headbanger’s history lesson. ...In music, there are too few real deals left, and any tour with two together is bound to succeed." MORE
August 18, 2010 - MEGADETH TAKES TIME TO VISIT PATIENTS AT THE CLEVELAND CLINIC
Megadeth took time out yesterday (Tuesday, August 17) to visit patients in the bone marrow transplant and leukemia treatment ward at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, OH. The band signed autographs and took photos with the patients during their stop in Cleveland on the "American Carnage" tour. A non-profit hospital, donations can be made at www.clevelandclinic.org or The American Cancer Society. Watch a short video clip from outside the clinic with Dave Mustaine, David Ellefson, Chris Broderick, and Dom R of Maximum Threshold Radio HERE
August 18, 2010 - 'AMERICAN CARNAGE' CONCERT REVIEW - EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY
Jake Ray for The Huffington Post has posted the following “American Carnage” concert review: "After a blistering opening set by fellow metal icons, Testament, Megadeth took the stage in front of a wildly enthusiastic sold out crowd. The band immediately kicked into "Holy Wars", the opening song off of "Rust in Peace", and then continued to play the classic album in its entirety. Only when it was done did singer Dave Mustaine welcome the crowd and play a few other fan favorites like "Symphony of Destruction" and "Peace Sells". Megadeth have always been in a class of their own in the metal world due to their expert musicianship, and this concert proved beyond any doubt that this reputation is well deserved." Read the review HERE
August 18, 2010 - DAVE MUSTAINE CHECKS IN FROM 'AMERICAN CARNAGE' TOUR
Dave Mustaine has issued the following update: "I wanted to check in and say that we have been having a great week, and the tour this leg is the best ever. I love my band and crew, and I am having a blast hanging with all of the other bands. We are even talking about some cool surprises down the road, if time permits and we can get together with each other during the day. And we have been having some very busy days. David, Chris, and I went to the Cleveland Clinic today [Aug 17] to the Cancer and Leukemia ward to visit the patients there, and I just got back and wanted to tell you how much I love you all." MORE
August 17, 2010 - SLAYER, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX - JÄGERMEISTER FALL MUSIC TOUR ANNOUNCED
Jägermeister, the brand known for decades of involvement with rock and metal bands, continues to own the concert circuit with the announcement of the 2010 Fall "Jägermeister Music Tour", North America's biggest thrash tour in 20 years with the 1991 original "Clash of the Titans" lineup – Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax. The brand's 17th Music Tour will bring three of the hardest hitting metal bands in the world to one stage and will feature complete performances of Slayer's much lauded "Seasons in the Abyss" album from 1990, Megadeth's landmark 1990 album "Rust in Peace", and the return of Anthrax's singer Joey Belladonna. The tour kicks off September 24th and will play 20 venues across the nation. Read the press release HERE
August 17, 2010 - DAVID ELLEFSON INTERVIEWED BY OHIO'S VINDY.COM
John Benson of Vindy.com recently conducted an interview with David Ellefson. "Megadeth appears to be back in full form with Ellefson returning to the fold. In fact, the bassist says the band’s camaraderie is as strong as ever with the hope being history is about to repeat itself. “Things are feeling really good,” Ellefson said. “We’ve been at our leisure writing material and creating some things, and there’s really a cool dynamic happening where lots of times it’s just the four of us backstage before a show, and we’re throwing some ideas at each other. There’s a real camaraderie that’s happening." Read the interview HERE
August 16, 2010 - DAVE MUSTAINE INTERVIEWED BY THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE
Greg Kot of the Chicago Tribune recently conducted an interview with Dave Mustaine. "Dave Mustaine has a reputation for many things besides his extraordinary guitar playing. He’s a founding member of Metallica and one of the godfathers of what became known as thrash metal ...Now he lays out the whole story in his autobiography, “Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir” (HarperCollins, $25.99), released as he tours with Megadeth and fellow thrash-metal icons Slayer and Testament. Mustaine had more to say when I caught up with him between tour dates." Read the interview HERE
August 16, 2010 - "MUSTAINE: A HEAVY METAL MEMOIR" ON GLOBE AND MAIL BESTSELLERS LIST
Dave Mustaine's autobiography, "Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir", has landed at position #2 on Canada's The Globe and Mail "Hardcover Nonfiction" bestsellers list. The book, co-written by award-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author Joe Layden, was released in the U.S. on August 3 via HarperCollins's It Books imprint. The U.K. edition, "Mustaine: A Life In Metal", will hit bookstores in the U.K. on September 30. Dave Mustaine has scheduled 21-book-signing sessions across the U.S. to promote the book. For more information and to order the book online, visit HERE
August 16, 2010 - DAVID ELLEFSON INTERVIEWED BY THE TOLEDO FREE PRESS
Vicki L. Kroll for the Toledo Free Press recently conducted an interview with David Ellefson. On playing the "Rust In Peace" album on the "American Carnage" tour: “As a mainstream album, it was not super-successful regarding radio and video play. I think that’s probably why it became such a cult classic,” Ellefson said. I like playing 'Five Magics', ” he said during a call from his home in Scottsdale, Ariz. “To me, that’s like one of the most musically difficult songs on the record. When we were recording it, we called it 'The Master of Five Tempos' because it’s basically five different songs put into one composition.” MORE
August 14, 2010 - 'THE BIG FOUR' DVD, BLU-RAY U.K. RELEASE DATE ANNOUNCED
According to the Universal Music store, Universal Music has set an October 11 U.K. release date for the "The Big Four: Live From Sonisphere 2010" DVD and Blu-ray containing footage of the June 22, 2010 Sonisphere cinecast from the Sofia, Bulgaria leg of the touring rock festival featuring the "Big Four" of 1980s thrash metal — Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax. MORE
August 13, 2010 - DAVE MUSTAINE DISCUSSES MEMOIR, MUSIC, AND THE 'BIG FOUR'
Rock It Out! Blog conducted an interview with Dave Mustaine prior to Megadeth's August 12, 2010 performance at Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey as part of the "American Carnage" tour with Slayer and Testament. Dave talks about his new autobiography, "Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir", which landed at position No. 15 on the New York Times "Hardcover Nonfiction" best sellers list this week, the "Big Four", and more. Watch the chat HERE
August 13, 2010 - 'THE BIG FOUR' DVD TO RECEIVE JAPANESE RELEASE IN OCTOBER
According to CDJapan.co.jp, Universal Music has set an October 13 Japanese release date for the "The Big Four" regular-edition single DVD and "The Big Four" deluxe-edition two-DVD/five-CD package containing footage of the June 22, 2010 Sonisphere cinecast from the Sofia, Bulgaria leg of the touring rock festival featuring the "Big Four" of 1980s thrash metal — Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax. The complete tracklistings are unclear, but the deluxe edition includes an event poster, a poster from each band (four posters total) and guitar pick (subject to change). The box size is 20.5 x 15 x 4cm (subject to change). MORE
August 13, 2010 - DAVID ELLEFSON CHECKS IN FROM ‘AMERICAN CARNAGE' IN NEW JERSEY
David Ellefson has issued the following update: "We're two shows into the "American Carnage" tour and things are going well after a short break following the Canada tour in late July. Tonight (Aug 12) we played at the IZOD Center in New Jersey, just across the Hudson River from Manhattan, NY. It was a 'who's who' of guests including Eddie Trunk (VH1's "That Metal Show"), Jose Mangin from Sirius/XM Radio, Rat Skates (formerly of OVERKILL) and tons of the NJ/NY metal crew from back in the day. It was also arguably one of the best mosh-pits of the tour, too!" MORE
August 12, 2010 - 'MUSTAINE: A HEAVY METAL MEMOIR' REVIEWED BY CHART ATTACK
Matt Blair for CHARTattack has published the following review of Dave Mustaine's new autobiography, "Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir": "Dave Mustaine's autobiography isn't your typical sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll memoir. But then again, Megadeth's "founder, frontman, singer, songwriter, and guitarist (and de facto CEO)" isn't your typical metal god. What sets "Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir" apart from, say, Motley Crue's "The Dirt" or Slash's celebrated autobiography is essentially the same determined attitude that has always set Mustaine apart from his peers. The book stands because it's more tenacious, more introspective, and ultimately more relevant than you'd expect." Read the entire review HERE
August 12, 2010 - 'MUSTAINE: A HEAVY METAL MEMOIR' MAKES NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LIST
Dave Mustaine's new book, "Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir", has debuted at #15 on the New York Times bestseller list. The long-awaited autobiography was released in the U.S. on August 3 via HarperCollins's It Books imprint. The U.K. edition, "Mustaine: A Life In Metal", will hit bookstores in the U.K. on September 30. Dave Mustaine has scheduled 21-book-signing sessions across the U.S. to promote the book. For more information and to order a copy of the bestseller, visit HERE
August 11, 2010 - MEGADETH, SLAYER, TESTAMENT LAUNCH 'AMERICAN CARNAGE' TOUR
Megadeth, Slayer, and special guests Testament kick off the first leg of the "American Carnage" tour today (August 11) at the Glens Falls Civic Center in Glen Falls, New York with the 19-city trek wrapping up in Portland, Oregon on September 4. After a successful "Canadian Carnage" run in July, Megadeth will continue to roar through its landmark 1990 album "Rust In Peace" from front to back, while Slayer will rip the roof off by performing its much-lauded "Seasons In The Abyss" album, which was also released in 1990. The second leg of "American Carnage" will kick off on September 24 with special guests Anthrax. For all tour info, visit the Killing Road.
August 10, 2010 - ULTIMATE FAN PACKAGES AVAILABLE FOR BOTH LEGS OF 'AMERICAN CARNAGE'
Megadeth Ultimate Fan Packages for both legs of the "American Carnage" tour are available. Packages include concert ticket in first 10 rows or priority access with general admission ticket, meet 'n greet & photo op with Megadeth, pre-show party, exclusive Megadeth gift bag, early entrance to venue, and more! Packages are limited! Get yours at www.iloveallaccess.com. For VIP updates, follow ILAA on Twitter @iloveallaccess or call customer service at 888-458-8297. Check the Killing Road for tour details.
August 9, 2010 - DAVE MUSTAINE CHECKS IN AFTER FIRST U.S. BOOK-SIGNING APPEARANCE
Dave Mustaine has issued the following update: "Well, I got the first official American in-store meet 'n greet for my autobiography done today at the Book Revue bookstore in Huntington, New York and the group of about 300 Droogies that were there were fantastic. Of course there were the 'usuals' there that tried to be "special" but the bookstore took care of things so that it would be cool for EVERYBODY and so we could take care of EVERYBODY." MORE
August 9, 2010 - DAVE MUSTAINE'S U.S. BOOK-SIGNING TOUR KICKS OFF TODAY!
Dave Mustaine's U.S. book-signing tour for his just-published autobiography, "Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir" kicks off today (Monday, August 9) at Book Revue in Huntington, New York. The book-signing tour will see Dave appearing in 21 bookstores across the U.S. during the time that Megadeth is on the "American Carnage" tour. The tour will wrap up in Portland, Oregon on September 4. For more information, visit HERE
August 9, 2010 - MEGADETH: 'RUST IN PEACE LIVE' REVIEWED BY SONIC SHOCKS.COM
"Zorro" for SonicShocks.com has published the following review of Megadeth's forthcoming "Rust In Peace Live" DVD which was recorded at The Palladium in Hollywood, California on March 31, 2010 and is set to be released on CD, Blu-ray and DVD on September 7. "It has been a little while since I have truly seen Megadeth storming the global music scene. After realising they would be releasing "Rust In Peace" Live DVD, I simply had to get hold of a copy. Being considered one of the ‘best metal albums of all time by fans and critics alike’ it is clear that Mr Mustaine is set to dominate the charts and indeed the world on the official release of this exquisite live DVD of the full album." MORE
August 8, 2010 - MEGADETH'S 'ENDGAME' FEATURED AS AMAZON'S DEAL OF THE DAY
Megadeth’s critically acclaimed 2009 release, "Endgame" is currently featured as part of Amazon.com's 'Deal of the Day' at $3.99! The album was recorded at Megadeth's self-built studio in San Marcos, California, helmed by Dave Mustaine and British producer Andy Sneap. "Endgame" ranks among not only the best of Megadeth's catalog, but among the very best that modern metal music has to offer today. Pick it up now at Amazon.com!
August 8, 2010 - SLAYER DRUMMER, DAVE LOMBARDO ON RECONNECTING WITH MEGADETH
Steven DiLodovico of the Philadelphia Indie Music Examiner recently conducted an interview with Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo. On touring with Megadeth and Testament: "We are reacquainting ourselves with all these old friends. I think it's great that we've reestablished these friendships. I hung out with Dave [Mustaine] this morning. I walked out of my hotel and there he was. We went to the store together. We're all friends; we're out here to kick ass and have fun and do what we do best and that's what we're doing. And I anticipate that's how the rest of the tour is gonna go." For more information on the current "American Carnage" tour, visit the Killing Road.
August 6, 2010 - DAVE MUSTAINE "BOOKED" IN TORONTO
Metal journalist, Martin Popoff for Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles magazine has posted the following article: "Megadeth recently ripped it up in Toronto (July 29), playing "Rust In Peace" in its entirety in the middle slot of the "Canadian Carnage" tour, which also featured openers Testament and Slayer closing the show. But Dave [Mustaine] has been getting a little extra business in, doing signings for his new autobiography (simply called "Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir", out now on Harper Collins)." MORE
August 6, 2010 - DAVE MUSTAINE SIGNS COPIES OF HIS NEW BOOK IN TORONTO
Mark Daniel for the Toronto Sun has posted the following article on Dave Mustaine’s new autobiography, "Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir”. “Every time he sits in front of journalists, Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine knows the first question is always going to be, 'What do you think about Metallica?' Ditched just before the rockers started to hit the big time in the early '80s, the 48-year-old has endured a battle of the bands that has spanned decades and provides much of the grist for his new book, "Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir"." MORE
August 5, 2010 - DAVE MUSTAINE DISCUSSES MEMOIR WITH CANADA'S NATIONAL POST
Nick Aveling of Canada's National Post spoke to Dave Mustaine last week about Dave's new book, "Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir", which came out this past Tuesday (August 3). "Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir", co-written by New York Times journalist Joe Layden, was released in the U.S. via HarperCollins's It Books imprint. The U.K. edition, "Mustaine: A Life In Metal", will hit bookstores in the U.K. on September 30. Watch the chat HERE
August 4, 2010 - HARTKE WELCOMES BACK DAVID ELLEFSON, BASS CLINICS SCHEDULED
"Hartke is pleased to announce the return of bassist David Ellefson of the iconic thrash metal band Megadeth to our family of artists. Ellefson has been a mainstay in the rock and metal communities for over 25 years. Internationally acclaimed, Ellefson held his place as a founding member and bassist for Megadeth from 1983 until 2002. Upon rejoining the ranks of Megadeth in February 2010, Ellefson looked to Hartke to help him recreate his past Megadeth sound, which originated from a previous partnership with the brand and our earlier amplifiers." Read more and check dates for David's upcoming bass clinics HERE
August 3, 2010 - DAVE MUSTAINE DISCUSSES HIS AUTOBIOGRAPHY WITH CANADA'S EXPLOREMUSIC
Alan Cross of ExploreMusic conducted an interview with Dave Mustaine last week when Megadeth played the Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Dave Mustaine's long-awaited autobiography, "Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir", was released in the U.S. today (Tuesday, August 3) via HarperCollins's It Books imprint. The U.K. edition, "Mustaine: A Life In Metal", will hit bookstores in the U.K. on September 30. Watch the chat with Dave in three parts HERE
August 3, 2010 - 'MUSTAINE: A HEAVY METAL MEMOIR' IN STORES TODAY!
Dave Mustaine's long-awaited autobiography, "Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir", is now available wherever books are sold. From his early, crazy days as a founding member of Metallica, Dave Mustaine has seen and experienced everything in the world of rock n’ roll. From his young triumphs and ignominious ouster from the band for his hard-partying ways to his later rule over Megadeth, one of the most successful heavy metal bands of all time, Mustaine tells it all. Outrageously candid and in-your-face, this is a classic rock memoir — an insider’s look at the loud and sordid world of heavy metal. Pick up your copy today at your local bookstore or order it online HERE
August 2, 2010 - NEW MEGADETH TRACKS AVAILABLE THIS MONTH FOR GUITAR HERO
Before gamers embark on an epic rock journey this September in Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, they can bone up on their face-melting, axe-shredding skills with three new Megadeth tracks added to the Guitar Hero music library. "Thrash metal pioneers, Megadeth, who have created exclusive content for the upcoming Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock are bringing three additional tracks to the Guitar Hero music library prior to the game shipping this fall. Rockers looking to test their metal against the hard-hitting, furious finger-fretting sounds of Megadeth should begin warming up now because starting August 24, "Symphony of Destruction", "Hangar 18" and "Peace Sells" are shredding their way into the Guitar Hero music library." MORE
August 1, 2010 - MEGADETH: 'RUST IN PEACE LIVE' REVIEWED BY ALTSOUNDS.COM
AltSounds.com has published the following review of Megadeth's forthcoming "Rust In Peace Live" DVD which was recorded at The Palladium in Hollywood, California on March 31 2010 and is set to be released on CD, Blu-ray and DVD on September 7. "This DVD plays out the epic album "Rust In Peace" in its entirety, displaying and demonstrating what a truly ground-breaking album it was and indeed remains. However, it wasn’t until I saw the live renditions of such classics such as "Hangar 18" and "Holy Wars" that I truly started to appreciate what masterpieces of music had been created." MORE
November 1, 2011:
GIGANTOUR 2012 DATES ANNOUNCED
Octboer 24, 2011:
MEGADETH TO PERFORM ON 'JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!' ON HALLOWEEN NIGHT
September 27, 2011:
GIGANTOUR 2012 - MEGADETH, MOTÖRHEAD, VOLBEAT, LACUNA COIL
October 19, 2010:
MEGADETH, SLAYER, ANTHRAX DESCRIBE JÄGERMEISTER IN ONE WORD
October 12, 2010:
JÄGERMEISTER MUSIC TOUR - MEGADETH TECH FRED KOWALA
September 30, 2010:
JÄGERMEISTER MUSIC TOUR - ELLEFSON PROMO VIDEO
August 26, 2010:
MEGADETH TO HEADLINE 'NO SLEEP TIL' FESTIVAL TOUR
August 17, 2010:
SLAYER, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX - JÄGERMEISTER FALL MUSIC TOUR ANNOUNCED
July 8, 2010:
DAVE MUSTAINE'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY TO BE RELEASED NEXT MONTH
June 4, 2010:
NEW TRACK, 'SUDDEN DEATH' TO BE FEATURED ON GUITAR HERO
April 13, 2010:
MEGADETH ANNOUNCES TOUR DATES IN SOUTH AMERICA
February 8, 2010:
BASSIST DAVID ELLEFSON RETURNS TO MEGADETH LINE-UP
February 1, 2010:
NEW DATES ANNOUNCED FOR AMERICAN CARNAGE TOUR
January 25, 2010:
MEGADETH 2010 "RUST IN PEACE 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR"
January 7, 2010:
AMERICAN CARNAGE TOUR POSTPONED
December 17, 2009:
MEGADETH, SLAYER, TESTAMENT TALK 'AMERICAN CARNAGE'
November 16, 2009:
MEGADETH, SLAYER TEAM UP FOR 'AMERICAN CARNAGE'
October 20, 2009:
'MEGADETH RADIO' TO EXPLODE ONTO THE AIRWAVES OCTOBER 22ND
September 14, 2009:
MEGADETH TO HEADLINE "ENDGAME TOUR" ACROSS THE U.S.
June 18, 2009:
'ENDGAME' TO BE TITLE OF MEGADETH'S TWELFTH STUDIO ALBUM
April 27, 2009:
MEGADETH AND SLAYER TO CO-HEADLINE "CANADIAN CARNAGE"
April 2, 2009:
INTRODUCING THE NEW 1960DM DAVE MUSTAINE SIGNATURE CABS
August 18, 2008:
MEGADETH "ANTHOLOGY: SET THE WORLD AFIRE" DUE SEPTEMBER 30
January 14, 2008:
GIGANTOUR NORTH AMERICA DATES AND NEW LEAD GUITARIST!
December 21, 2007:
MUSTAINES DONATE TOYS TO THE 'TOYS FOR TOTS' ORGANIZATION
October 5, 2007:
GIGANTOUR 2007 OZ - 2ND SYDNEY SHOW ADDED!
September 18, 2007:
MEGA-CALLS: LEAVE MESSAGES FOR MEMBERS OF MEGADETH ON THEIR CELLS!
August 10, 2007:
MEGADETH UNVEILS ITS 4-CD+DVD BOX SET "WARCHEST"
August 9, 2007:
MEGADETH RETURN TO AUSTRALIA TO HEADLINE GIGANTOUR 2007
July 10, 2007:
MEGADETH ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN FALL HEADLINE TOUR
January 22, 2007:
MEGADETH TO PLAY ON HEAVEN AND HELL CANADIAN TOUR!
January 19, 2007:
DAVE MUSTAINE SIGNS WITH DEAN GUITARS
December 6, 2006:
Dave Mustaine announces departure from ESP Guitars
December 4, 2006:
THAT ONE NIGHT: LIVE IN BUENOS AIRES - Live DVD out March 6 2007
May 15, 2006:
MEGADETH SIGNS WITH ROADRUNNER RECORDS!
January 27, 2006:
ARSENAL OF MEGADETH - Two disc DVD in stores March 21
July 19, 2005:
Megadeth and Sanctuary part ways
April 5, 2005:
July 27, 2004:
'Chat with Dave Mustaine' Contest
January 17, 2002:
Megadeth Re-releases Groundbreaking Debut Album
January 6, 2002:
Megadeth To Release First-Ever Live Album
October 22, 2001:
Megadeth Postpones Scheduled Dates in Buenos Aires
September 27, 2001:
Megadeth: Behind The Music Set For Home Video Release
August 6, 2001:
Fans to choose Megadeth set lists!
July 30, 2001:
Megadeth's Problems in Asia Continue
July 23, 2001:
Megadeth Public Enemy Number One!
May 7, 2001:
Megadeth launch brand new album in Canada
April 20, 2001:
Megadeth to be Profiled on VH1's "Behind The Music"
April 16, 2001:
Megadeth Review at ElectricBasement.com
April 2, 2001:
Megadeth's New Single "Moto Psycho" #1 Most-Added at Radio
March 15, 2001:
Megadeth to shoot video for "Moto Psycho" in LA
March 1, 2001:
Megadeth join AC/DC to Rock the Bowl
January 19, 2001:
New Record, New Future With 'The World Needs A Hero'