September 29, 2011 - DAVID ELLEFSON INTERVIEWED BY REVOLVER TV AT YANKEE STADIUM
David Ellefson was interviewed by Revolver TV inside Yankee Stadium on the day of the "Big Four" concert, September 14. In the nearly 10-minute discussion, he talks about playing Yankee Stadium with Megadeth, the "Metal Masters 2" clinic he participated in on September 12 with members of Anthrax and Slayer, the new Megadeth album, "TH1RT3EN" and more. Watch the interview HERE
September 27, 2011 - BOLIVIA AND PARAGUAY ADDED TO LATIN AMERICAN TOUR
Megadeth is confirmed to headline shows in La Paz, Bolivia on Friday, November 25 at Estadio Rafael Mendoza Castellon, and in Asuncion, Paraguay on Sunday, November 27 at Live Ace Arena. Tickets on sale October 3. Megadeth's Latin American tour kicks off on November 9 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Check the Killing Road for details.
September 27, 2011 - GIGANTOUR 2012 - MEGADETH, MOTÖRHEAD, VOLBEAT, LACUNA COIL
Megadeth is excited to re-launch for the first time since 2008 its critically acclaimed package festival Gigantour. The multi-artist bill — with metal heavyweights Motörhead, Volbeat and Lacuna Coil all personally picked by Dave Mustaine — will kick off in early 2012 with dates tentatively set for late January through early March. Read the Press Release HERE
September 25, 2011 - MEGADETH'S NEW SONG 'NEVER DEAD' AVAILABLE FOR STREAMING
Megadeth's brand new song "Never Dead" can be streamed HERE. Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. announced last month that Megadeth recorded a customized soundtrack for the company's forthcoming action-adventure franchise NeverDead. "Never Dead", the official song sharing Konami's video game title, will appear on Megadeth's 13th studio album, "TH1RT3EN", which will be released on November 1.
September 24, 2011 - CHRIS BRODERICK SCHEDULES WINTER GUITAR RETREAT
Scratch that new Les Paul off your Christmas wish list and add this: Testament's Alex Skolnick and Megadeth's Chris Broderick have just announced the first annual Skolnick & Broderick’s Winter Guitar Retreat, which is set to take place at Full Moon Resort in New York’s Catskill Mountains from December 26-30. For complete details, visit GuitarWorld.com.
September 22, 2011 - DAVE MUSTAINE SIGNATURE ZOOM G2.1DM GUITAR EFFECTS PEDAL
Perhaps more than any other metal luminary, Dave Mustaine knows great tone. And his new partnership with Zoom, on the G2.1DM Dave Mustaine Signature Multi-Effects Pedal, is going to give you direct access to all the blistering metal sounds he's pioneered during his decades fronting metal's most dominating force. Loaded with 50 original patches created by Dave Mustaine and based on his signature sounds, the G2.1DM also boasts 50 patches that Dave handpicked from Zoom's G2.1Nu multi-effects pedal. As a special bonus just for Musician's Friend customers, Dave Mustaine personally hand-signed 100 of these pedals! Order HERE
September 21, 2011 - CHRIS BRODERICK, DAVID ELLEFSON SCHEDULE JACKSON CLINICS
Chris Broderick and David Ellefson will take part in six October Jackson clinics on both coasts and a couple points in between. Don't miss this great up-close opportunity to join Broderick and Ellefson as they highlight their new Jackson signature bass and guitar models during highly informative and entertaining clinics that feature scorching performance demonstrations, dynamic group discussions with question-and-answer sessions and signings with two of today's fiercest shredders. The dates and a video message from Broderick and Ellefson announcing the clinics can be seen HERE
September 18, 2011 - DAVE MUSTAINE NEEDS 10 GUITARISTS TO TEST NEW IPAD/IPHONE APP!
Dave Mustaine is releasing his own guitar app for iPad/iPhone to teach you how to play Megadeth tunes. It's interactive. It's real. It's the bomb. He's going to select 10 guitarists to be Beta Testers from his Cyber Army fan club. You don't have to be good, you just need a guitar, and an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch... And most importantly, you need to want to shred like Megadeth. Interested? Check for more info at the Megadeth Cyber Army!
September 18, 2011 - MEGADETH SHOOTS NEW VIDEO FOR 'PUBLIC ENEMY NO. 1'
David Ellefson and Shawn Drover check in from the set of Megadeth's new video shoot for "Public Enemy No 1", in Valencia, Santa Clarita, California. The band shot the video yesterday (Saturday, September 17) at a movie set where old Westerns are filmed. Ellefson says in the following behind-the-scenes video clip, "We have never shot a video like this before, there’s actually animals in the movie and that's all we can say". "Public Enemy No. 1" is the first single released from Megadeth's forthcoming album "TH1RT3EN" set to hit the stores on November 1. Watch the video clip with Ellefson and Drover HERE
September 18, 2011 - 'BIG FOUR' AT YANKEE STADIUM: VIDEO REPORT FROM METAL INJECTION
Metal Injection has posted a 12-minute video report shot during the "Big Four" concert this past Wednesday, September 14 at the Yankee Stadium in New York City. The clip features live footage of Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax, as well as highlights from Anthrax's midday press conference. Check out the video HERE
September 17, 2011 - GALLERY: MEGADETH AT THE 'BIG FOUR'
Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax, performing together as the "Big Four", stormed New York City's Yankee Stadium on Wednesday, September 14 for triumphant sets. Revolver magazine's own Stephanie Cabral was there and captured the mayhem in the photo pit. Check out photos of Megadeth from the show HERE
September 16, 2011 - 'BIG FOUR' BANDS TALK TO ROLLING STONE IN NEW VIDEO INTERVIEW
Back in the 1980s, the "Big Four" of the thrash movement (Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Anthrax) were all competing to be the biggest metal band in the world. Now that the dust has settled, the bands are all on extremely good terms with each other. They've even spent the last year staging massive "Big Four" concerts around the globe. Before the four bands performed at New York's Yankee Stadium on Wednesday (September 14), Rolling Stone magazine spoke with members of each of the acts about how they all get along these days. See the video clip HERE
September 15, 2011 - THE 'BIG FOUR' PERFORM 'OVERKILL' AT YANKEE STADIUM
The "Big Four" bands of 1980s thrash metal — Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax — played their second-ever U.S. show last night (Wednesday, September 14) at the new Yankee Stadium in New York City. The highly anticipated onstage performance of the "Big Four" bands at the same time happened near the end of Metallica's set. Members of Anthrax, Slayer, and Megadeth joined Metallica on stage for a cover of Motörhead's "Overkill" before Metallica ended the night with "Seek & Destroy". Video footage of the "Overkill" performance can be seen HERE
September 14, 2011 - BEHIND-THE-SCENES VIDEO FROM DAVE MUSTAINE'S STARGREETZ SHOOT
Behind-the-scenes footage from Dave Mustaine's recent StarGreetz shoot can be seen HERE. StarGreetz is a pioneering new content provider of customized, user-personalized, star-powered video messages for online and mobile platforms. Create personalized Dave Mustaine eCards, ringtones, and more! Stargreetz.com
September 13, 2011 - 'PUBLIC ENEMY NO. 1' AVAILABLE ON ITUNES TODAY
Megadeth's new single, "Public Enemy No. 1", from their forthcoming album "TH1RT3EN", goes on sale today at iTunes - click HERE to get it! "TH1RT3EN", is scheduled for release on November 1 via Roadrunner Records. The CD was recorded at Vic's Garage studio in San Marcos, California with producer Johnny K. You can pre-order "TH1RT3EN" HERE, and get a limited-edition version that comes on double picture disc vinyl.
September 12, 2011 - 'BIG FOUR' PREPARE TO ROCK YANKEE STADIUM WEDNESDAY NIGHT!
On Wednesday, Sept. 14, four of the most popular and influential heavy metal bands in history — Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax — collectively known as the "Big Four" of thrash, will perform for a legion of headbangers at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com. A trailer for the concert can be viewed HERE
September 11, 2011 - CHRIS BRODERICK TALKS GEAR, INFLUENCES IN NEW VIDEO INTERVIEW
Chris Broderick recently answered a number of fan-submitted questions for Fret 12 while at the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival on August 5 in Chicago, Illinois. Chris talks about guitar techniques, gear, music theory, his influences and more. The entire question-and-answer session can be viewed HERE
September 10, 2011 - DAVE MUSTAINE UNBOXING DELUXE VERSION OF 'PEACE SELLS' BOX SET
Megadeth's vital, Platinum-certified album, "Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying?", has been digitally remastered and expanded for a commemorative 25th Anniversary release in multiple configurations by Capitol/EMI. All of the versions, including a 2CD set, digital album, and a deluxe 5DISC+3LP box set, include a previously unreleased 1987 concert from the band's first world tour and new liner notes written by Dave Mustaine and Metallica's Lars Ulrich. The deluxe box set also includes previously unreleased and rare mixes of the album's tracks and hi res audio for the remastered album and concert, as well as an expanded 20-page book, plus 8"x10" photos and reproductions of vintage Megadeth memorabilia. Video footage of Dave Mustaine unboxing the deluxe box set version can be seen HERE
September 9, 2011 - DAVE MEETS THE REAL MUSTAINE IN AUTOBIOGRAPHY - BOOK REVIEW
The Cleveland Sound has posted the following review of the paperback edition of Dave Mustaine's autobiography, "Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir". "Now available in paperback for less than ten bucks, Mustaine (Harper Collins / IT Books, 400 pages), the Megadeth memoirs is an intimate journey into the heart and mind of the man widely regarded as the founding father of modern thrash. Mustaine’s been vilified by his peers, has estranged managers and record labels, and worked his way through a revolving door lineup of co-guitarists and drummers since releasing "Killing Is My Business…and Business is Good!" almost thirty years ago." Read the entire review HERE
September 8, 2011 - BOGOTA, COLOMBIA ADDED TO LATIN AMERICAN TOUR
Megadeth is confirmed to play a headline show on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at Coliseo El Campin in Bogota, Colombia. Tickets go on sale on Monday, September 12. Megadeth's Latin American tour kicks off on November 9 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Check the Killing Road for details.
September 8, 2011 - DAVID ELLEFSON TO TAKE PART IN METAL MASTERS CLINIC IN NYC
Samson, Hartke, Zoom and Best Buy Music Gear present the second Metal Masters Clinic. Having blown away audiences away on the west coast, David Ellefson, Charlie Benante and Frank Bello (Anthrax), Mike Portnoy and now Kerry King (Slayer) are bringing an exclusive metal experience to the Big Apple! So get in line early for this FREE first come, first served event and witness these masters of metal in action. Live at Best Buy Theater, 1515 Broadway W. 44th Street, New York City, NY on Monday, September 12, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. David talks about the event HERE
September 7, 2011 - MEGADETH: 'TH1RT3EN' COVER ARTWORK, TRACK LISTING REVEALED
The cover artwork to Megadeth's forthcoming album, "TH1RT3EN", can now be seen HERE. The artwork was once again created by artist John Lorenzi, who worked on the last two Megadeth studio albums, 2007's "United Abominations" and 2009's "Endgame", as well as the band's 2007 box set, "Warchest". You can pre-order the album now HERE, and get a limited-edition version that comes on double picture disc vinyl. The new single, "Public Enemy No. 1" is now available for streaming at Megadeth.com. The track listing is HERE
September 6, 2011 - GUITAR WORLD MAGAZINE'S 'BIG FOUR' COVER UNVEILED
Guitar World magazine flew all the way to Milan, Italy on July 6 just to get all of the members of Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax — the "Big Four" of 1980s thrash metal — together for a once-in-a-lifetime photo shoot and historic roundtable discussion. The cover of the magazine's November 2011 issue featuring the photos and the article can be seen HERE
September 6, 2011 - DAVID ELLEFSON INTERVIEWED BY 'LET THE MUSIC DO THE TALKING'
Nicolas Dupuy of 'Let The Music Do The Talking' conducted an interview with David Ellefson on July 8, 2011. The following is an excerpt from the interview, David: "As a culture and lifestyle, rock 'n' roll sometimes reinvents itself but just as often it actually repeats itself". Read the entire interview HERE
September 4, 2011 - 'BIG FOUR' PREPARE TO ROCK YANKEE STADIUM
On Wednesday, Sept. 14, four of the most popular and influential heavy metal bands in history, collectively known as the "Big Four" of thrash, will perform for a legion of headbangers at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax all formed in the early 1980s, melding the heaviness of traditional metal bands such as Iron Maiden and Judas Priest with the aggression of punk rock to create thrash, metal’s most enduring genre. Following are excerpts from separate interviews conducted over the past month with David Ellefson, Slayer bassist-vocalist Tom Araya and Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian. HERE
September 3, 2011 - DAVID ELLEFSON FEATURED IN 'THE SOUND GUITAR MAGAZINE'
David Ellefson is featured in Volume 10 of online guitar journal 'The Sound Guitar Magazine'. On what the new business model is for up-and-coming touring bands, David comments, "I think the days of a record company handing you a huge check and tour support are definitely over. Once you make an album, you really have to get out and perform live. Fortunately, there are other outlets like energy drink companies and sponsorships that aid bands with this and I think that is definitely part of the touring model now." The new issue of 'The Sound Guitar Magazine' is available online HERE
September 1, 2011 - DAVID ELLEFSON'S 'MEGA BASS' COLUMN FEATURED IN GUITAR WORLD
In the October 2011 issue of Guitar World magazine, you can find the fourth installment of "Mega Bass" column penned by David Ellefson. This month's column, "Back To Bass-Ics", focuses on tips for bassists and guitarists to avoid injury. The following is an excerpt from the column: "You need a moderate level of physical fitness to play bass or guitar properly. An instrument's size, length and weight place unique demands on a player, and some musical styles put an even greater strain on the player's body, muscles and joints. ..For this month's installment of Mega Bass, I decided to check with a chiropractor to get advice on how we can keep our chops and our bodies healthy." The magazine is out on newsstands now.
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'