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E.g., 2016-08-30
E.g., 2016-08-30
  • May222016

    In Remembrance of Nick Menza 1964-2016

    I woke up this morning to a text message from my son, with the news of Nick Menza's passing. Shocked, devastated, and saddened don't begin to describe my feelings.

    Originally a tech for the band, Nick soon displayed such talent and personality, it didn’t take long for us to realize he belonged on stage with us, behind the kit. We asked Nick to join Megadeth as our drummer in 1989. At the time, the band already had its first gold album, which only served to stoke the fire. We all wanted world domination- with so much of our lives and dreams ahead of us. As we navigated through the pitfalls of life and the music business, our first album with Nick, Rust in Peace, and subsequent albums Countdown to Extinction and Youthanasia, kept up the momentum. We parted ways after Cryptic Writings. We, like all brothers, would disagree at times, but our bond was strong throughout.

    As a player, Nick had a very powerful jazzy flair, unpredictable and always entertaining. And as great a drummer as he was, the time spent with him as a person, a bandmate, and a friend was even more fun. There were several times we discussed him coming back to the band, but for various reasons it never came together. We've been in touch all along, he had come out to our shows recently, and he had remained a great friend, a true professional and a larger than life personality.

    The Megadeth family take care of each other, and expect to hear soon about an initiative to help Nick's children. All of us in this community are connected, take care of yourself and your loved ones.

    My deepest condolences go out to Nick's family.

    Dave Mustaine

  • May212016

    Megadeth Plays Sold Out Show In Columbus, OH

    Megadeth played its first show with drummer Dirk Verbeuren on Friday, May 20 at the Rock On The Range festival in Columbus, Ohio. "A drizzle-defying crowd took in a set from Megadeth which impressed with the music’s master musicality". Check out photos of the show at facebook.com/megadeth and upcoming tour dates at megadeth.com/tour.

  • May202016

    Welcome Dirk Verbeuren

    News from Dave, Kiko, David, and Chris: please welcome our friend Dirk Verbeuren, who will be filling in at all shows until Chris rejoins on June 28th. Excited to be playing with this great drummer and great guy!

  • May192016

    Dave Mustaine to Appear at Guitar Center in Columbus, OH

    Join Guitar Center and Dean Guitars for a special meet & greet with Dave Mustaine TODAY, May 19 at Guitar Center in Columbus, Ohio. Details: workshops.guitarcenter.com

  • May182016

    Dave Mustaine Interviewed By KBAD 94.5 Radio

    Dave Mustaine was recently interviewed on the KBAD 94.5 radio station in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. You can listen to the chat below. Megadeth will perform at Badlands Pawn in Sioux Falls on Thursday, May 26. For tickets + VIP Packages, go to megadeth.com/tour

  • May172016

    Dystopia World Tour Starts Up Again Friday!

    The Dystopia World Tour starts up again this Friday, May 20 at Rock On The Range in Columbus, Ohio! Are you ready? Tour dates here: megadeth.com/tour ...Check out the video below.

  • May162016

    Autographed 'Countdown To Extinction' CD Offer

    Get an Amazon exclusive Dave Mustaine signed copy of Countdown To Extinction on Amazon Music here: smarturl.it/MegadethAutographCD

  • May152016

    'The World Needs A Hero' Released 15 Years Ago Today

    On this day in 2001, Megadeth's ninth studio album The World Needs A Hero was released. This album was marked as a welcome return to Megadeth's more heavy metal roots including fan-favorite tracks such as "Disconnect", "Return To Hangar", and "Dread And The Fugitive Mind". Download it on iTunes or get the album at Amazon.

  • May152016

    'United Abominations' Released 9 Years Ago Today

    On this day in 2007, Megadeth's eleventh studio album United Abominations was released. The album was Megadeth's most musically pointed and lyrically poignant effort of the 2010s, debuting at #8. Download it on iTunes or get the album at Amazon.

  • May142016

    'Poisonous Shadows' (Live - 360 Video)

    Get a 360 view of the band performing "Poisonous Shadows" for their Virtual Reality experience for Dystopia. Check it out below! * Use the toggle function on desktop to see different views of the performance. For mobile users, its recommended to download the YouTube app to see 360-views by moving side to side.

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