11.30.15
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QuestionScorpion, I was on iTunes and I saw that Dystopia contains tracks that are not on the physical version of the album. Will these be released as deluxe edition in the future or on the release date? -- Rick AnswerHi Rick, The standard CD will contain 11 songs. There's an exclusive version at iTunes and Best Buy that will have 13 songs. Album release date, January 22, 2016! -ScorpioN
11.23.15
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QuestionScorpion, There really isn't much information on Dave's pre-Metallica band Panic. Could we have a little information on the band such as whether or not any recordings/demos will surface or how the band broke up, or what the band sounded like? AnswerI asked Dave about his first band Panic, and here is what he had to say: "Panic was my first real band – Drummer Mike Leftwych, Bass Bob...
11.2.15
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QuestionOn the album The System Has Failed, can you tell us more about the musicians? AnswerYes, I can tell you more about the musicians who played on The System Has Failed. In addition to Dave Mustaine, the other musicians are Vinnie Colaiuta - Drums, Jimmy Lee Sloas - Bass, and Chris Poland - Guitars. Vinnie Colaiuta's resume includes the renowned Frank Zappa. In addition to being amazing at...
09.14.15
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QuestionHi, I am turning 14, I play bass and I really want to know what would be a good distortion overdrive pedal. AnswerHello, David Ellefson recommends the MXR bass distortion pedals. -ScorpioN
09.7.15
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QuestionHey ScorpioN, Megadeth has been my favorite band for a long time and I've always loved the song "Mary Jane" off the album "So Far, So Good...So What!" And I'm curious as to what the meaning of the song is. I've heard it's about a girl practicing black magic, but I've also heard it pertains to marijuana. Thanks a lot ScorpioN! AnswerHello, Legend has it that Mary Jane Twilliger was a...
08.31.15
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QuestionScorpion, The other day I was just staring at the front of my Copy of Rust In Peace, and noticed, the two guys sitting to Vic's left are Mikhail Gorbachev and George H.W. Bush, but I have no idea who the other three guys in the hangar are. AnswerYou are indeed correct about the two gentlemen at Vic Rattlehead's left being Gorbachev and Bush. And to answer your question, to the right of...
07.20.15
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QuestionHi Scorpion, I have a question that I don?t think has been asked on here before? I found that a split 7? of Megadeth and a Ska-Punk band called Less than Jake exists, with Megadeth?s ?The Disintegrators? on one side, and a song by Less Than Jake called ?All My Best Friends Are Metalheads? on the other. Is it a bootleg or something? I just find it kind of funny to have Megadeth doing a...
07.6.15
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QuestionDear ScorpioN I was flicking through channels when I saw an episode of Duck Dodgers that was starring Dave Mustaine! Did someone fake Dave's voice or is that actually Dave's voice? Brendan AnswerHello Brendan, No, you were not just hearing things. That was indeed the voice of Dave Mustaine, starring as himself. The episode of Duck Dodgers you are referring to is called "In Space,...
06.22.15
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QuestionDear ScorpioN, Are there any plans for a 30th anniversary of the "Killing Is My Business...and Business Is Good!" album celebration, like a tour or probably another remaster of the album? I'd like to know. Many Thanks, Valentin, Bulgaria AnswerHello Valentin, just today in fact, Dave Mustaine made a Tweet giving a clue. See below! I have been working with mixer @MarkLewis720 on a...
06.8.15
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QuestionHello Megadeth! I was just wondering what I should practice as an electric guitarist, songs, scale, and arpeggios. I'm turning 15 June 3rd, so I'm not a god at guitar just want some song suggestions for intermediate players. Thank You! I will be purchasing your new album! Mark AnswerHello Mark, Great question and happy to hear you have so much interest in playing the guitar. I went...
06.1.15
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QuestionHi ScorpioN, While listening brilliant track "Go To Hell' I've started to wonder who the female voice in the beginning of the song belongs to. Could you tell me this information please? :) Thanks! Alex from Russia AnswerHi Alex, The female voice on the track "Go To Hell" is that of David Ellefson's wife. Her maiden name was Julie Foley at the time and that would be her credit on the...
05.25.15
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QuestionHi! I really love the song "1000 Times Goodbye" from The World Needs a Hero album, and I've been wondering for a long time who is the female voice in it? Thanks, Mikaela AnswerHi Mikaela, Her name is Heather Keckler, and she was my predecessor in this Q & A section. She worked on megadeth.com for many years as a columnist under different monikers such as "Miss Megadeth" during the...
05.18.15
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QuestionHey ScorpioN Vic Rattlehead is the greatest mascot of all time in my opinion, but what is he holding on the Rust in Peace cover? It really stands out on my signature VMNT! Kyle AnswerHi Kyle, this question had already been answered in a previous ScorpioN column. I will gladly repost. "Rust In Peace is my second favorite album, next to The System Has Failed, of course. Band artwork is...
05.11.15
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QuestionDear ScorpioN, I am a bass player from Edmonton Alberta, Canada, and David Ellefson is one of my favorite players of all time! He is who inspired me to get a Jackson bass because I love the tone of his bass in all the Megadeth albums. My question is this: How exactly does David achieve his tone? It's really "tinny", really bright and really punchy, but it still has that warm sound to...
05.4.15
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QuestionHello ScorpioN, Is there an official list of all the songs Megadeth has covered? Thanks, Dallas Durbin Minnesota AnswerHello Dallas, you can check out the official list of every song Megadeth has ever put out on a Megadeth album, originals and covers, at megadeth.com/lyrics. -ScorpioN