July 31, 2010 - 'CANADIAN CARNAGE' REVIEWED BY THE TORONTO SUN
Jason MacNeil for the Toronto Sun has published the following review of the Slayer, Megadeth, Testament show which took place the at Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto on July 29. "Meanwhile, longtime thrash metal act Megadeth held up their end of the head-banging bargain by also running through their 1990 effort "Rust In Peace". With a curtain backdrop featuring the album cover, lead singer Dave Mustaine steered the thrash metal ship through "Peace Sells" and "Symphony Of Destruction" with speed that screams carpal tunnel syndrome." MORE
July 30, 2010 - DAVE MUSTAINE INTERVIEWED BY CTV NEWS
CTV.ca recently conducted an interview with Dave Mustaine about his soon-to-be-published autobiography, "Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir". "In Toronto this week to do press in advance of the book's release next Tuesday, the metal star, 48, is now a bit more weathered, although he still sports the same wavy orangish hair that drapes down his shoulders, and a T-shirt and jeans that appear to have been with him since the 1980s. His look and the music, that much remains. But according to Mustaine, everything else has changed." MORE
July 30, 2010 - DAVE MUSTAINE INTERVIEWED BY THE SCORE.COM
TheScore.com conducted an interview with Dave Mustaine when the band played at this year's edition of the Heavy MTL festival, which was held July 24-25, 2010 at Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Dave Mustaine talks Coyotes hockey and the mask that brought himself, Sean Burke and Jimmy Page a little closer. You can now watch the chat HERE
July 29, 2010 - MEGADETH TO PERFOM AT TORONTO'S MOLSON AMPHITHEATRE TONIGHT
Canada's metal contingent have been waiting a long time for this. The aptly-titled "Canadian Carnage" tour finally hits the Molson Amphitheatre tonight, Thursday July 29. Initially slated for November 2009, "Canadian Carnage" features Megadeth and Slayer performing a string of co-headlining shows with special guests, Testament. Dave Mustaine was at Chapters in Toronto last night to sign copies of his new autobiography, "Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir". This was the first date of Dave's North American book-singing tour. For more information, visit HERE
July 28, 2010 - DAVID ELLEFSON INTERVIEWED AT MONTREAL'S HEAVY MTL FESTIVAL
MusikUniverse.net conducted an interview with David Ellefson when Megadeth played at this year's edition of the Heavy MTL festival on July 24, 2010 at Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. David talks about his return to Megadeth, the current touring schedule, how it was to play the 'Big Four' shows in Europe, and more. Watch the chat 8-minute chat HERE
July 27, 2010 - MEGADETH, SLAYER, TESTAMENT BRING METAL TO MONCTON
Eric Lewis of Times&Transcript has published the following article: "It's been an interesting few months for the metal music community since the "Big Four" of the thrash metal movement in the 1980s finally buried hatchets and hit the road through Europe together. Two of those groups are now - finally - heading to Moncton. The "Canadian Carnage" tour, featuring Megadeth, Slayer and Testament, will take place tonight (Tuesday, July 27) at the Moncton Coliseum at 6:40 p.m. Mustaine was excited about his band's Moncton date. Megadeth has never toured out our way before. "It's going to be really exciting," Mustaine said. "I wouldn't miss it." MORE
July 26, 2010 - DAVID ELLEFSON INTRODUCES NEW SIGNATURE SERIES BASS STRINGS
David Ellefson's new Signature Series Powerwound Nickel Bass Strings are now available from SIT Strings. "Electric bassist David Ellefson has helped create and define Thrash Metal bass playing. His work with Megadeth has placed him at the forefront of the scene since the band's inception in 1983 and his unique style and approach has set him apart as one of the most distinguished bassists in the genre." For more information, visit SITStringsGear.com.
July 26, 2010 - DAVE MUSTAINE INTERVIEWED IN MONTREAL BY CANADA.COM
Al Kratina for Canada.com caught up with Dave Mustaine prior to Megadeth's performance at Montreal's Heavy Metal Festival on July 24. "That whole period, going from Panic to Metallica to Megadeth, that seemed like it was over in the blink of an eye," Mustaine says. "One day, I'm a teenager playing in a backyard beer-keg party band, the next day I'm in a rehearsal room starting one of the greatest heavy metal bands in the world. And then a year later, I'm in one of the second-greatest heavy metal bands in the world." MORE
July 25, 2010 - THE 'BIG FOUR' FEATURED IN NEW ISSUE OF METAL HAMMER
The 'Big Four' – Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax – are featured in the August issue of U.K.'s Metal Hammer magazine. "The biggest names in thrash metal ever, sharing a stage for the first time ever, creating the most immense live show... ever. Chilling backstage, Dave Mustaine is ready for his set. Megadeth are on fire at the moment; as anyone who saw them at Download can testify, and the popularity of their 2009 album "Endgame" – Dave's most aggressive and technical in years – say much about the public's affection for thrash metal in 2010." See page scans HERE
July 25, 2010 - MEGADETH PLAYS SECRET SHOW AT LE METROPOLIS IN MONTREAL
David Ellefson has issued the following update: "We just finished one of our first ever 'secret shows' tonight [July 25 between 2:00 AM and 3:00 AM] at the Metropolis in Montreal, right after our full-on festival set. That's right, two for one! It was a total off-the-cuff show that was announced last minute (even to us!) and gave us an opportunity to kick it old-school (as in club gig) and play some tunes we don't normally play in our regular set ie "Mechanix", "Rattlehead" and the likes. So, be on the look-out for more of these random late night shows in our future travels in your town...oops, that's right, its a secret!" View photos of the show HERE. Watch a short video with David Ellefson and Shawn Drover prior to the secret show, the setlist, and fan-filmed footage of the show HERE
July 24, 2010 - INTERVIEW: DAVID ELLEFSON AND HIS RETURN TO MEGADETH
Jim Dalrymple for The Loop recently conducted an interview with David Ellefson. “Megadeth is genuine and that’s what people love about it,” said Ellefson. “They love the fire and spark that comes out of the music and there is a story behind that fire and spark.” Ellefson said the band is really coming together and it’s feeling good to play the songs that he was part of years ago. Now, more than ever it seems Megadeth is all about playing the music and entertaining the fans." Read the article HERE
July 24, 2010 - MEGADETH: 'RUST IN PEACE LIVE' REVIEWED BY METAL ASSAULT
Aniruddh "Andrew" Bansal for MetalAssault.com has published an early review of Megadeth's forthcoming DVD/Blu-Ray/CD "Rust In Peace Live" which was recorded at The Palladium in Hollywood, California on March 31 2010. "When Megadeth embarked on their monumentally historic "Rust In Peace" 20th anniversary tour across North America earlier this year, the fans knew that they were in for a rather special treat. But in addition to that, the band pulled a major surprise out of the bag when it was announced that the final night of the tour in Hollywood would be filmed for a DVD release. Here is that DVD, ready for release, and this is an exciting time for the fans." Read the entire review HERE
July 24, 2010 - TORONTO DATE ADDED TO MUSTAINE BOOK SIGNING TOUR
Another date has been added to Dave Mustaine's upcoming book signing tour. Dave will be at Chapters "Festival Hall" Bookstore, 142 John St, Toronto, Ontario on Wednesday, July 28 between 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM to sign copies of his new autobiography, "Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir". The book will be available for purchase at the store and Dave will be on hand to sign your copy! For more information on Dave Mustaine's book signing tour, go HERE
July 24, 2010 - MEMBERS OF THE 'BIG FOUR' DISCUSS THRASH METAL'S ENDURING POPULARITY
Jamie Thomson of Guardian.co.uk recently conducted interviews with members of the "Big Four" of 1980s thrash metal — Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax — about thrash's undying popularity and the recent Sonisphere festival shows featuring all four acts. Dave Mustaine: ""Backstage, James [Hetfield] and I were talking, and hugging each other, and apologising for the things we've done to each other in the past. And Lars [Ulrich] and I were talking about going out for dinner. Who would have thought that would ever happen? But here we are, kicking ass and taking down names in the name of heavy metal." MORE
July 22, 2010 - SHAWN DROVER EXCITED FOR CANADIAN DATES
Shawn Drover has issued the following update: "By now, all of you here know how much I love playing in my homeland, and yet this time I am even a bit more excited, as we head further east beyond Quebec City to both New Brunswick and Nova Scotia (home of "The Trailer Park Boys" 1 of the funniest shows I have ever seen). I have already told my tech "BIG Nick" that we are going to eat some seafood in Halifax, Nova Scotia and from what my brother Brian told me when he used to live there, it is to die for." MORE
July 21, 2010 - MEET 'N GREET PASSES AVAILABLE FOR CANADIAN SHOWS AT THE MFC
MegaFanClub members, meet 'n greet passes for the six Canadian dates on the first leg of the "American Carnage" tour are now available at the club! If you plan on attending any of the Canadian shows, please hurry to the club now and enter the draw for a meet 'n greet pass! The first winners will be drawn on July 22nd! For more information, visit the MegaFanClub.
July 21, 2010 - CHRIS BRODERICK INTERVIEWED AT FINLAND'S TUSKA FESTIVAL
Finland's HardcoreSounds.net conducted an interview with Chris Broderick prior to the Megadeth's July 4, 2010 performance at the Tuska festival in Helsinki, Finland. Chris talks about the European summer tour, playing the "Big Four" shows, his approach to developing riffs for a new Megadeth album, his opinion on the Guitar Hero video game, and more. Watch the chat HERE
July 20, 2010 - SPECIAL BACKSTAGE BOOK SIGNING OFFER WITH DAVE MUSTAINE AT THE MFC
A limited number of autographed copies of Dave Mustaine's new autobiography, "Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir", will be available for purchase exclusively to MFC members at the MegaFanClub starting Wednesday, July 21 at 12:00 noon CDT (17:00 GMT). Purchase a copy of the book at the MegaFanClub between July 21st and September 1st and be entered for a chance to win a special meet 'n greet pass that will allow for a one-on-one meeting with Dave Mustaine where he will personally sign your copy of the book! A winner will be selected for each of the nineteen U.S. shows (August 11 – September 4) on the first leg of the "American Carnage" tour. For more info, go to the MegaFanClub.
July 20, 2010 - MEGADETH TO BE FEATURED ON 'NHL 11' SOUNDTRACK
Megadeth's "Dialectic Chaos" will be one of sixteen tracks featured on "NHL 11", an ice hockey video game for Xbox 360 and Playstation3, set for release on September 7, 2010. The game is developed by EA Canada and published by EA Sports. “This year, its all about authenticity,” says Steve Schnur, Worldwide Executive of Music and Marketing for EA. “We talked to gamers and fans about what kind of music they wanted in this new edition, and they said they wanted the feel of a live NHL experience." For more info and the soundtrack track listing, visit EASports.com.
July 19, 2010 - DAVID ELLEFSON CHECKS IN FROM ESTONIA WITH A VIDEO BLOG
David Ellefson has posted a video blog online from outside a castle in which Megadeth performed at in Haapsalu, Estonia this past Friday, July 16. Megadeth wrapped up its 2010 European summer tour at Castle Rock in Estonia. The month-and-a-half long trek took the band through 26 countries playing festivals and headline shows, including seven "Big Four" shows with Metallica, Slayer and Anthrax. Megadeth is currently on a week long hiatus before embarking on the first leg of the "American Carnage" tour in Quebec City on July 23. Watch the video with David from Estonia HERE
July 18, 2010 - DAVID ELLEFSON INTERVIEWED BY ITALIAN WEBZINE OUTUNE.NET
Jacopo Casati for Outune.net conducted an interview with David Ellefson when the band played at the Sonisphere festival in Switzerland on June 18, 2010. David discusses how it feels to be back playing with Megadeth, the "Rust In Peace" 20th anniversary tour, his opinion on the current Megadeth line-up, some of his best moments with the band, and more. Listen to the 10-minute audio interview HERE
July 17, 2010 - SHAWN DROVER INTERVIEWED BY FINLAND'S FREE! MAGAZINE
Kadri Pärna for Free! Magazine conducted an interview with Shawn Drover prior to Megadeth's performance at the Tuska festival in Helsinki, Finland on July 4. When asked if there is a new Megadeth album being worked on, Shawn commented: "We’re talking about it. We have been in a tour mode at the moment but we have started to work on a couple of ideas. But just very few ideas only. During a sound check we recorded a few ideas but we’re going to finish this world tour and then come together and start working out these ideas. We hope it will be out next year but we’ll see how things will go." Read the entire interview HERE
July 16, 2010 - CHRIS BRODERICK VIDEO LESSON AVAILABLE: CHAOS THEORY #1
Join Chris Broderick in his new Guitar World column "Chaos Theory" as he shares the secrets behind his world-class shred techniques. Chris describes in detail what got him into guitar, the differences between classical playing and electric, his many influences, how to play various solo licks, and more. Watch the thirteen-minute plus video HERE
July 15, 2010 - ULTIMATE FAN PACKAGES AVAILABLE FOR 2ND LEG OF 'AMERICAN CARNAGE'
Megadeth Ultimate Fan Packages for the second leg of the "American Carnage" tour are now 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.
July 14, 2010 - MEGADETH PRODUCTION ASSISTANT CHECKS IN FROM MOSCOW
Megadeth Production Assistant / Band Assistant, Rikki Cameron, has submitted the following tour blog to Megadeth.com's journal section: "Here we are at the end of our European Summer Tour of 2010. Show day #2 from Moscow, Russia. 2 more shows and we'll happily be back on American soil. I have come down to the venue early today to enjoy the peace and quiet and get some work done before the band and crew arrive. I spent several years working for the Newport Music Hall in Columbus, Ohio, quite often being the first one in and the last one out." MORE
July 14, 2010 - THE 'BIG FOUR' RETURNS TO THE BIG SCREEN IN CANADA JULY 19
Cineplex Entertainment in association with BY Experience has announced that the live concert presentation of the “Big Four” — Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax — was such a hit that an encore presentation has been scheduled. The legendary concert from the tour's stop at the Sonisphere festival in Sofia, Bulgaria on June 22 was one of only seven shows across Europe. The HD concert presentation being shown at Cineplex theatres makes it possible for Canadian fans to participate in what otherwise is a very limited run of dates. For more information, showtimes, participating locations and to purchase tickets, visit HERE
July 14, 2010 - DAVID ELLEFSON INTERVIEWED BY PORTUGAL'S ROCK IN RIO TV
Rock In Rio TV conducted an interview with David Ellefson prior to Megadeth's performance at the Rock In Rio festival in Lisbon, Portugal on May 30, 2010. David talks about Megadeth's setlist, his past with playing in some of the other bands on the bill, the diversity of bands that play at the festival, the fans in Lisbon and more. Watch the 2-minute video HERE
July 14, 2010 - DAVE MUSTAINE ANNOUNCES U.S. BOOK SIGNING TOUR
Dave Mustaine has scheduled a number of in-store signing sessions for his autobiography, "Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir", during Megadeth's "American Carnage" summer tour. Dave will be on hand to sign copies of his new book in bookstores across the U.S. with his first appearance at Book Revue in Huntington, New York on August 9. His long-awaited autobiography is set to be released in the U.S. on August 3, 2010. The U.K. edition, "Mustaine: A Life In Metal", will hit book stores in the U.K. on Sept 30, 2010. Preorder information and details of the book signing tour are posted HERE
July 14, 2010 - MEGADETH GUITAR TECH JAMS WITH ANTHRAX AND SLAYER DRUMMER
Video footage of Anthrax and Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo taking part in a backstage jam on a cover version of the AC/DC classic "Whole Lotta Rosie" — featuring Dave Mustaine's guitar tech, Willie G, on vocals — has been posted online. Willie G joined up with the Megadeth crew in October of 2004 and has worked exclusively as Dave Mustaine's personal guitar tech since January 2008. Watch the video HERE
July 12, 2010 - MEGAFANCLUB TICKETS PRESALE FOR 'AMERICAN CARNAGE' BEGINS TUESDAY
MegaFanClub tickets presale for the second leg of the "American Carnage" tour featuring the original American "Clash Of The Titans" lineup – Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax – begins Tuesday, July 13 @ 10:00AM local times and ends Thursday, July 22 @ 10:00AM. MFC members, log into the fan club and go to Tour > Tickets. Your password and instructions will be provided there. Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, July 23 @ 10:00 AM. Don't delay! Get your presale tickets first at the MegaFanClub!
July 12, 2010 - DAVID ELLEFSON VISITS RED SQUARE IN MOSCOW - VIDEO AVAILABLE
David Ellefson checks in with a new video blog from Red Square in Moscow, Russia. Megadeth will play two shows this week in Moscow on July 13 and July 14 at B1 Maximum. The last time Megadeth performed in Russia was on "The World Needs A Hero" tour in 2001. The band will wrap up the European summer tour in Haapsalu, Estonia on July 16 then head back to the U.S.A. for a short hiatus before embarking on the first leg of the "American Carnage" tour in eastern Canada on July 23. Watch David's video blog from Red Square HERE
July 12, 2010 - SLAYER, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX - SECOND LEG OF 'AMERICAN CARNAGE' ANNOUNCED
Metalheads rejoice: North America's biggest thrash tour in 20 years is announced, as 1991's original American "Clash of the Titans" lineup – Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax – will tour together once again on leg two of the "American Carnage" tour. This trek kicks off September 24 at Verizon Wireless Theatre in Dallas, TX and will play 20 dates, including New York's Nassau Coliseum, concluding at Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles on October 21. Read the press release HERE
July 11, 2010 - DAVE MUSTAINE CHECKS IN FROM IMMIGRATION AT MOSCOW, RUSSIA
Dave Mustaine has issued the following update: "First, y'all know how much I love the latin based countries, South and Central America, and of course, the reason my family and myself fell in love with the Spanish speaking people of the world, and that is when we lived in Marbella, Spain. It doesn't matter what part of Spain I am in, it always, always brings a smile to my face; much like being in Argentina and Chile, and my new favorite neighbor to the South - Costa Rica!" MORE
July 10, 2010 - DAVID ELLEFSON CHECKS IN FROM MADRID'S SONISPHERE FESTIVAL
David Ellefson has issued the following update: "Just finished our last Sonisphere festival for the season here in Madrid, Spain tonight. 50,000 people and a very hot, dry day and night which reminds me of my home in the desert of Arizona. As always many bands and friends on site, including Annihilator (Jeff Waters pictured) [see photo], Soulfly, Alice In Chains and more. Before we left the festival site Dave, Shawn and I caught a few songs from Rammstein who are an amazing live band and are massively huge here in Europe." Read more of David's update at the MegaFanClub.
July 10, 2010 - CHRIS BRODERICK INTERVIEWED AT SWEDEN'S GETAWAY ROCK FESTIVAL
CrankItUp.se conducted an interview with Chris Broderick at this year's Getaway Rock festival, which is being held July 8-10 in Gävle, Sweden. Chris talks about playing the festival in Sweden, preparing for a gig, playing with Megadeth and how he was brought into the band, the experience of touring with the "Big Four", playing festivals compared to playing smaller venues, and more. Watch the chat HERE
July 10, 2010 - SHAWN DROVER'S GUIDE TO THRASH DRUMMING
Rich Chamberlain for U.K.'s Rhythm magazine recently caught up with Shawn Drover to get the inside word on how to play thrash. Shawn's position as a fan of the early thrash scene through to ultimately linking up with his heroes in Megadeth means he's just about the perfect person to guide you through the nuances, challenges and skills needed in the ground-breaking genre that changed the face of metal drumming forever. Read the interview HERE
July 9, 2010 - DAVE MUSTAINE: "I AM ECSTATIC THAT WE ARE #1 AT AMAZON"
Dave Mustaine has issued the following update: "I am ecstatic that we are number 1 at Amazon.com for now, and I hope to soon be number 1 on several more sites as the book nears release date and people get a chance to see advance copies of the book coming up in Guitar World." Dave Mustaine's long-awaited autobiography, "Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir", is set to be released in the U.S. on August 3, 2010. The U.K. edition, "Mustaine: A Life In Metal", will hit book stores in the U.K. on Sept 30, 2010. The book is available now for preorder here: U.S. Edition, U.K. Edition.
July 9, 2010 - 'MUSTAINE: A HEAVY METAL MEMOIR' #1 BEST SELLER AT AMAZON.COM
The U.S. edition of Dave Mustaine's new autobiography, "Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir" is currently ranked as the #1 Best Seller in the Books/Rock category and the #1 Best Seller in the Books/Heavy Metal category at Amazon. The book is set to be released on August 3 2010 (U.S. edition) and September 30 2010 (U.K. edition). Preorder the book now at Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk. Stay tuned for information on Dave's book signing tour and a special offer to MegaFanClub members. Read the press release HERE
July 9, 2010 - DAVE MUSTAINE AMONG ROADRUNNER'S 'TEN GREAT GUITARISTS'
Roadrunner Records has included Dave Mustaine on its list of "Ten Great Roadrunner Guitarists". The list showcases just ten of Roadrunner's many great guitarists, and only focuses on those central to its US roster, which has been alive and well since 1987. RR: "There’s no contesting that Dave Mustaine is one of the greatest guitarists we currently house. And that’s no blanket statement: Mustaine was named #1 in the 2009 book "100 Greatest Metal Guitarists" for his dual mastery as a lead and rhythm player. ..with his two Roadrunner efforts thus far, "United Abominations" and "Endgame", Mustaine continues to celebrate his victory as a great guitarist with intricate, untouchable riffing" Read more and see the entire list HERE
July 8, 2010 - DAVE MUSTAINE'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY TO BE RELEASED NEXT MONTH
Dave Mustaine's long-awaited autobiography, "Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir", is set to be released in the U.S. on August 3, 2010. The U.K. edition, "Mustaine: A Life In Metal", will hit book stores in the U.K. on Sept 30, 2010. "Dave Mustaine is a legend. A pioneer of the heavy metal movement, he became the founder, front man, singer, songwriter, and guitarist for Megadeth, one of heavy metal’s all-time greatest bands. Since rising to international fame in the 1980s, Megadeth has sold more than 20 million albums worldwide, including six consecutive platinum albums, with eight consecutive Grammy nominations for Best Metal Performance." The book is available now for preorder here: U.S. Edition, U.K. Edition. Stay tuned for information on Dave's book signing tour and a special offer to MegaFanClub members. Read the press release HERE
July 7, 2010 - RINGO STARR IS A MEGADETH FAN!
Ringo Starr has a lot to celebrate. He has a new CD - "Live at the Greek Theatre 2008" - out July 27th, he's embarked on a new tour with his all-star band and the former Beatle celebrates his 70th birthday today. When it comes to modern day musicians, Starr said he supports them all. "It could be Megadeth or Lady Gaga, and Elton John thrown in the middle, it's what we do," the music icon said. Dave Mustaine sends his most sincere birthday wishes to Ringo. MORE
July 7, 2010 - DAVE MUSTAINE INTERVIEWED BY 24UR.COM IN LJUBLJANA
Boštjan Tušek for 24ur.com conducted an interview with Dave Mustaine prior to Megadeth's June 29, 2010 performance in Ljubljana, Slovenia. DM: "To be able to go up on stage [at the 'Big Four' show in Sofia, Bulgaria] and have the whole world make comments about who I hugged that night — because I hugged James [Hetfield] and Lars [Ulrich]... It's really a really, really big deal. I kind of took for granted how important it was. I thought it was just important to me, but it really is important to a lot of other people — the whole 'Big Four' and the healing that took place in Sofia. It was great." Watch the interview and see photos from the show HERE
July 6, 2010 - DAVID ELLEFSON INTERVIEWED BY THE 'METAL EYE' SHOW IN ZAGREB
David Ellefson was interviewed by the "Metal Eye" show on Z1 TV when Megadeth performed in Zagreb, Croatia on June 30, 2010. David talks about visiting Croatia, his return to Megadeth and the "Rust In Peace" 20th anniversary tour, the European and upcoming American Carnage tour, choosing the setlist for shows, his first meeting with Dave Mustaine, playing with the "Big Four", and more. Watch the chat in two-parts HERE
July 6, 2010 - THE 'BIG FOUR' GEAR GIVEAWAY AT DEAN GUITARS AND DDRUM
Dean Guitars and ddrum present The "Big Four" Giveaway. Own a piece of metal history and enter this contest to win Megadeth and Slayer gear! Grand prize is a one-of-a-kind autographed Dean USA VMNT4 guitar designed for Dave Mustaine and the "Big Four" concert. One lucky fan will win it! This is Dean Guitars' most collectible guitar giveaway ever. Other prizes include, Shawn Drover and Dave Lombardo's snare drums used during the "Big Four" tour and a one-of-a-kind autographed ddrum "Big Four" kick drumhead. For more information and to enter, visit DeanGuitars.com.
July 5, 2010 - DRUMMERS OF THE 'BIG FOUR' FEATURED IN UK'S RHYTHM MAGAZINE
Lars Ulrich, Dave Lombardo, Shawn Drover and Charlie Benante are featured in the August issue of UK's Rhythm magazine. Rhythm: "Hot on the heels of thrash's big four – Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax – sharing a stage together for the first time ever last month, we speak to the men behind the beats that defined a ground-breaking genre. We chart the birth of thrash and get the lowdown from Lars Ulrich, Dave Lombardo, Shawn Drover (you can see his verdict on the issue below) and Charlie Benante on double bass, blast beats and much, much more." See the cover HERE. The issue is on sale July 6. MORE
July 5, 2010 - DAVE MUSTAINE INTERVIEWED BY STORMBRINGER WEBZINE - VIDEO
Austria's Stormbringer.at webzine conducted an interview with Dave Mustaine when the band played in Vienna on July 1, 2010. On whether the "Big Four" tour is something special for him or if it's just "another Megadeth tour": DM: "Of course it's special. It's historical. It's life-changing for a lot of people that were there. And I think the bragging rights for people who actually witnessed it versus somebody who saw it on YouTube or saw it in a movie theater or is gonna see it on the DVD that's coming up… they weren't there. So to actually watch it was a fantastic thing." Watch the 10-minute chat HERE
July 4, 2010 - THE 'BIG FOUR' OF METAL HEAD TO AUSTRALIAN CINEMAS
The now-legendary "Big Four" show — which was held on June 22nd at Sofia, Bulgaria's Sonisphere festival and featured Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax on stage for the first time — will be screened in selected cinemas across Australia from July 9. For ticketing information, head to TheBigFourLive.com and click on Australia down the bottom.
July 3, 2010 - TWO MORE MEGADETH SONGS ADDED TO NEW GUITAR HERO GAME
Megadeth's "Holy Wars...The Punishment Due" and "This Day We Fight!" have been added to the forthcoming Guitar Hero: Warriors Of Rock game, to be released September 28, 2010. Delivering the largest on-disc rock music set list to-date, Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock features more than 90 tracks that include guitar shredding hits from bands such as Black Sabbath, Megadeth and Slipknot. Additionally, Dave Mustaine wrote and recorded "Sudden Death", an original track for the game, which was inspired by Quest Mode's storyline. Listen to "Sudden Death" in IGN Entertainment's live DEMO. You can preorder the game at Amazon and GameStop HERE
July 2, 2010 - 'RUST IN PEACE LIVE' DVD TO BE RELEASED IN SEPTEMBER
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. The concert was recorded at The Palladium in Hollywood on March 31, 2010 and was directed by Kerry Asmussen. The 80-minute DVD and Blu-ray will also include behind-the-scenes footage, including a rare glimpse of the band rehearsing in their dressing room as they prepare to take the stage. The title is available for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon. The full track listing for the "Rust In Peace Live" CD, DVD and Blu-ray is available HERE
July 1, 2010 - DAVE MUSTAINE TO SIGN COPIES OF AUTOBIOGRAPHY IN KANSAS CITY
Dave Mustaine will sign copies of his forthcoming autobiography, "Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir", at Rainy Day Books on Monday, August 23 between 12:30 PM and 2:30 PM at Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112. Dave will meet fans and he will autograph copies of his books purchased from Rainy Day Books on the Rainy Day web site and/or at the event that are accompanied by a stamped ticket. Each person must have a Rainy Day Books ticket to be admitted to this book-signing event. 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'