February 29, 2012 - DEAN GUITARS DAVE MUSTAINE SIGNATURE MAKO GLORY ACOUSTIC
Only Dean Guitars gave the global guitar community, an all-access ticket to NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants), a massive music-products convention that took place January 19-22 in Anaheim, California. Highlights from NAMM included a first-hand look at Dave Mustaine's signature Mako "Glory" acoustic guitar. You can now check out video footage of Dave's new Mako "Glory" from the Dean Guitars booth HERE. For more details, go to www.deanguitars.com.
February 28, 2012 - DAVID ELLEFSON INTERVIEWED BY DENVER WESTWORD
Tom Murphy recently conducted an interview with David Ellefson. "Megadeth (due tonight at the Fillmore Auditorium) may be one of the Big Four of thrash, but in many ways, its frontman Dave Mustaine is largely responsible for the sound and aesthetic of three of the Big Four. As a member of Metallica before that band recorded its first full-length, Mustaine's name could still be seen on songwriting credits through "Ride The Lightning". We recently spoke with David Ellefson who came back to Megadeth after an eight year absence, about the impact of Mustaine's guitar work on his peers, Penelope Spheeris and his reconciliation with Mustaine after a long hiatus from the band." Read the interview at blog.westword.com.
February 27, 2012 - 'MEGADETH: ANOTHER TIME, A DIFFERENT PLACE' ON SALE MARCH 13
Due on March 13 via VH1 Classic Books, "Megadeth: Another Time, A Different Place", by Bill Hale with foreword by Dave Mustaine, gives the audience a front-row seat into the early days and meteoric rise of this young band who would become one of the most influential groups of all time and, with Anthrax, Slayer, and Metallica, consistently touted among the best "thrash metal" bands ever to cross the stage. This is the first Megadeth photography book and only the second book documenting their rise to rock glory, including rare, never-before-seen photographs representing a small but crucial period of time in their career. Hale's photographs, from intimate backstage photographs to screaming, kinetic live shots, are the images of a young band prepared to take on the world. Read More
February 27, 2012 - GIGANTOUR 2012 REVIEW: GIBSON AMPHITHEATRE, UNIVERSAL CITY
Rick Florino of ARTISTdirect has posted the following Gigantour concert review: "When it rolled through the sold out Gibson Amphitheatre on Friday (February 24), the legendary group's Gigantour kept the audience's collective horns in the air for nearly five hours of unadulterated, unrestrained metallic bliss. Whether it was the ethereal goth rock of Lacuna Coil or Motörhead's beer-soaked punk metal bitch slap, Gigantour provided a veritable sonic roller coaster for fans. Megadeth ripped through a headlining set that was nothing short of triumphant, highlighting classics and hidden gems spanning their thirteen albums." Read the entire review at ARTISTdirect.com.
February 26, 2012 - DAVE MUSTAINE ON PLAYING WITH METALLICA AT THE FILLMORE
Metallica played a series of shows at San Francisco’s Fillmore Auditorium to celebrate the band’s 30th anniversary. Once-upon-a-time Metallica lead guitarist and ever-since-then Megadeth maestro Dave Mustaine performed with Metallica on the final night. According to Mustaine, scalpers were reportedly getting over a thousand bucks per ticket to heavy metal history. Read More
February 25, 2012 - DAVE MUSTAINE FEATURED IN MARCH ISSUE OF GUITAR PLAYER
Dave Mustaine is featured in the March issue of Guitar Player magazine. Mustaine talked to Guitar Player shortly after learning the song, "Public Enemy No. 1" had been nominated for a Grammy, and that his Signature Dean Zero Angel of Deth II guitar received an Editor's Pick Award in the December cover story roundup of electrics under $500. The March issue of Guitar Player is available on newsstands now or get it online at GuitarPlayer.com.
February 23, 2012 - MEGADETH UPGRADE VIP PACKAGES FOR GIGANTOUR STILL AVAILABLE
Already have a ticket to see Megadeth at Gigantour? Upgrade VIP Packages for Denver 2/28, Dallas 3/1, Houston 3/2 & Austin 3/3 still available at VIP Nation! VIP upgrade packages include meet 'n greet photo op with Megadeth band members, pre-show refreshments, specially designed Megadeth t-shirt, exclusive lithograph, laminate and more! VIP Nation.
February 23, 2012 - DAVE MUSTAINE INTERVIEWED BY 93X RADIO
"Harry" for Minneapolis' 93X Radio conducted an interview with Dave Mustaine just after the band played in Myth, St Paul on Gigantour. Dave talks about "A Tout Le Monde" and Cristina Scabbia, touring with Lacuna Coil, Volbeat and Motörhead on Gigantour, the Grammys, Megadeth's latest album "TH1RT3EN" and more. Listen to the interview HERE
February 23, 2012 - CHRIS BRODERICK INTERVIEWED BY DENVER WESTWORD
Brandon Marshall of Denver Westword recently conducted an interview with Chris Broderick. "When Megadeth plays the Fillmore next Tuesday, February 28, it will be a homecoming for guitar prodigy Chris Broderick, a Lakewood native and alumni of the University of Denver, where he studied classical guitar. A onetime member of Jag Panzer, a power-metal outfit from Colorado Springs, Broderick first caught the attention of Megadeth founder Dave Mustaine while he was playing as the touring guitarist with Nevermore on the first installment of Gigantour. We recently caught up with Broderick to talk all things Denver." Read the interview at blogs.westword.com.
February 22, 2012 - MEGADETH AND ROB ZOMBIE ANNOUNCE CO-HEADLINING TOUR
Metal heavyweights Megadeth and Rob Zombie have just announced a co-headlining tour guaranteed to raise the temperature on the planet. The trek--which marks the first time the two bands have toured together--kicks off Friday, May 11 in Holmdel, NJ and encompasses high-profile rock festival appearances including Rock On The Range and Rocklahoma, where the tour wraps on Saturday, May 26. Read the Press Release.
February 21, 2012 - CHRIS BRODERICK INTERVIEWED BY YELL! MAGAZINE
Yell! Magazine recently conducted an interview with Chris Broderick. "In our interview with Chris Broderick, we learned what his first guitar was and why he regrets not having it anymore, and we tried to get him to talk sh*t about Dave Ellefson, but it didn’t exactly play out the way we wanted it to." You can now watch the chat at www.yellmagazine.com.
February 19, 2012 - SHAWN DROVER FEATURED IN SICK DRUMMER MAGAZINE
Shawn Drover is featured on the cover of the latest issue of Sick Drummer magazine, and sits for an extended interview inside. He talks about details of his equipment and playing on Megadeth's latest album TH1RT3EN, which of Megadeth's previous drummers left behind the most challenging parts for him to play live, and much more. The entire issue can be read for free HERE
February 18, 2012 - DAVID ELLEFSON INTERVIEWED BY GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE
Pat Douglas of GreatFallsTribune.com recently conducted an interview with David Ellefson. On his return to Megadeth: "When I came back, the stage was really set for a really incredible reuniting of me and Dave," said Ellefson in an interview with the Tribune from a tour stop in Minnesota. "That to me was kind of the thrust that was needed." "Dave had a lot of work to do getting Megadeth rea-ligned musically and getting things back to where Megadeth was really back on our game again." Read the interview at www.greatfallstribune.com.
February 17, 2012 - SHAWN DROVER INTERVIEWED BY THESCORE (VIDEO)
Paul Brothers for theScore recently conducted an interview with Shawn Drover. "I was oblivious to the fact that the Megadeth's drummer Shawn Drover was Canadian until this interview. It turns out he's so Canadian he’s in theScore's hockey pool." Shawn discusses his favourite sports teams, why he liked the Bruins of old so much, the time he narrowly missed meeting the great Guy Lafleur, and the Big Four show at Yankee Stadium. Watch the interview HERE
February 16, 2012 - DAVE MUSTAINE RESPONDS TO REPORT REGARDING RICK SANTORUM
Dave Mustaine has issued the following statement to clarify reports that he has endorsed Rick Santorum for president: "Contrary to how some people have interpreted my words, I have not endorsed any presidential candidate. What I did say was that I hope to see a Republican in the White House. I've seen good qualities in all the candidates but by no means have made my choice yet. I respect the fact that Santorum took time off from his campaign to be with his sick daughter, but I never used the word 'endorse.'"
February 16, 2012 - MUSTAINE, BRODERICK, ELLEFSON NOMINATED FOR GOLDEN GODS AWARDS
America's only hard-rock and heavy-metal award show is back for 2012! The fourth annual Revolver Golden Gods award show presented by Epiphone will take place Wednesday, April 11 at Club Nokia in Downtown Los Angeles. For the first time ever, the event will be broadcast live in its entirety on Xbox LIVE, as well as on the Xbox and Revolver Facebook pages. Tickets are on sale via Ticketmaster. Dave Mustaine and Chris Broderick are nominated in the "Best Guitarist" category and David Ellefson is nominated in the "Paul Gray Best Bassist" category. Vote now at GoldenGodsAwards.com.
February 15, 2012 - CHRIS BRODERICK INTERVIEWED IN MILWAUKEE (VIDEO)
TheRave.com conducted an interview with Chris Broderick on February 12 prior to Megadeth's performance at The Rave Eagles Club in Milwaukee, Wisconsin as part of this year's Gigantour. You can now watch the chat HERE
February 14, 2012 - EXCLUSIVE TWO-PART INTERVIEW WITH DAVID ELLEFSON STARTS FEB 15
Please join Diamond-Dave Castagno at RadioScreamer Wednesday, February 15th and 22nd at 2:00 pm PT for an Exclusive Two-Part Interview with longtime friend and member of Megadeth, Dave Ellefson. In Part I the two discuss their past frienship and working relationship as well as Ellefson's side projects and his time away from Megadeth. In Part II, they discuss Ellefson's return to Megadeth, the band's current tour, album and thier new perspective on music, career and life. Be sure to mark your calendar and set your clocks, because you're not going to want to miss this very special Two-Part Interview! For more info, visit RadioScreamer.com.
February 13, 2012 - GIGANTOUR 2012 REVIEW: CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Bob Zerull of Zoiks! Online has posted the following Gigantour concert review: "Megadeth kicked things off with one of their more popular songs "Trust" and never let up. The whole show was amazing. Some of the highlights for me were "Head Crusher" off of "Endgame", "A Tout Le Monde" featuring Lacuna Coil's Cristina Scabbia was pretty awesome. Then obviously "Peace Sells" and "Holy Wars"." Read the entire review at Zoiks! Online.
February 11, 2012 - DAN SPITZ'S RED LAMB: 'THE CAGE' VIDEO RELEASED
"The Cage", the first video from Red Lamb, the new Palm Beach, Florida-based rock trio led by former Anthrax guitarist Dan Spitz, can be seen HERE. The song comes off the band's self-titled debut album, which was released earlier this week via iTunes. The 12-song effort was co-produced by Dave Mustaine and Spitz and is described in a press release as "explosive hard rock, pop punk, alternative rock, with a taste of thrash." The CD was mixed by Grammy-nominated producer Johnny K (Megadeth, Disturbed, 3 Doors Down, Drowning Pool) and it features cover artwork by John Lorenzi, who worked on the last three Megadeth studio albums.
February 10, 2012 - DAVE MUSTAINE INTERVIEWED BY THE DETROIT FREE PRESS
During a brand new interview with the Detroit Free Press, Dave Mustaine was asked how he is feeling several months after undergoing surgery for stenosis, a neck and spine condition that he says was caused by years of headbanging. "My neck is completely recovered," he said. "The surgery was a breeze. The doctor I used ... did Peyton Manning's surgery. Fortunately, my recovery time has been a lot faster than Peyton's. He was in before me and I'm out playing before him. I wish him well in his recovery." Read the interview HERE
February 9, 2012 - MEGADETH ACOUSTIC SET TO BE STREAMED LIVE FROM AUBURN HILLS
Megadeth will play a short acoustic set for around 50 contest winners chosen by Detroit, Michigan's WRIF 101.1 FM radio station. The performance will take place today (Thursday, February 9) at 3:00 p.m. EST backstage at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan and it will be streamed online at WRIF.com. Congratulations to Megadeth Cyber Army fan club winners, Jeremy Toth and William Frabell who will also attend Megadeth's acoustic show. A short video clip of David Ellefson talking about today's acoustic set can be seen HERE
February 9, 2012 - 54TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS AIRS SUNDAY NIGHT ON CBS
Megadeth's "Public Enemy No. 1", the 2011 single from the band's latest album "TH1RT3EN", has been nominated for a Grammy in the Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance category for the 54th Annual Grammy Awards. Megadeth is nominated along with Dream Theater, Foo Fighters, Mastodon and Sum 41. This is Megadeth's 10th Grammy nomination. The awards will be broadcast Sunday, February 12, 2012 on CBS. For more information, visit Grammy.com.
February 8, 2012 - GIGANTOUR BRINGS HEAVY TO OSHAWA (PHOTOS)
Photographer, Tom Pandi for Examiner.com has posted a review and photos from Gigantour‘s stop in Oshawa, Ontario. "A sleeping giant has been awakened after a 4 year hiatus as Dave Mustaine of Megadeth has resurrected his critically acclaimed heavy metal festival Gigantour. Making its way across North America, Gigantour hit Oshawa’s GM Centre last night (Tuesday, February 7) to a metal militia gathered to bear witness to both the iconic and rising hardcore rockers of past and present with headliners Megadeth sharing the stage with the legendary Motörhead, Danish rock ‘n rollers Volbeat and Italian goth metal group Lacuna Coil." See photos at Examiner.com.
February 7, 2012 - DAVID ELLEFSON TALKS TO BRAVEWORDS.COM IN MONTREAL
David Ellefson chats to BraveWords.com's Mitch Lafon at Gigantour in Montreal. Ellefson talks about Gigantour, Megadeth in 2012, the current line-up, religion, "TH1RT3EN", his new book, the chemistry of the band and much more. Check out the 15-minute plus interview HERE
February 6, 2012 - GIGANTOUR KICKS OFF ON EAST COAST, NEW YORK CONCERT SOLD OUT
Dave Mustaine has launched his critically acclaimed touring festival GIGANTOUR to a roaring and acclaimed start in the northeast U.S. Sharing the stage every night with the headlining Megadeth are Motörhead, Volbeat and Lacuna Coil on the trek which kicked off January 26 in Camden, NJ at the Susquehanna Bank Center and has already been highlighted by a sold out January 28 show at New York City’s Theater at Madison Square Garden. GIGANTOUR is set to hit Los Angeles’ Gibson Amphitheatre Friday, February 24 and wraps Saturday, March 3 in Austin, TX. Read more at Gigantour.com.
February 6, 2012 - MORE DATES ADDED TO EUROPEAN SUMMER TOUR
Another five dates have been added to Megadeth's European summer tour. The band is confirmed to play at Rock In Park Festival in Istanbul, Turkey on June 19, Iera Odos in Athens, Greece on June 20, Les Docks in Lausanne, Switzerland on June 22 and at Stadium in Moscow, Russia on June 25. Stay tuned for another date being added to the tour tomorrow (Tuesday, Feb 7). Check the Killing Road for more information.
February 5, 2012 - MEGADETH TO PERFORM AT OHIO'S 'ROCK ON THE RANGE' FESTIVAL
Megadeth, along with Incubus, Rob Zombie, Shinedown, Marilyn Manson, Five Finger Death Punch and more will be featured at the sixth annual Rock On The Range festival this spring. The hard rock fest will be held May 18-20 at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. A presale begins Tuesday, February 7 and the public onsale launches Friday, February 10 at 10 a.m. EST. Visit RockOnTheRange.com for more information.
February 5, 2012 - MEGADETH TAKES TOP HONORS IN GUITAR WORLD'S READERS POLL
The March 2012 issue of Guitar World includes the results of their 2011 Readers Poll, and Megadeth takes top honors. Dave Mustaine and Chris Broderick won Best Metal Guitarists, Megadeth's "TH1RT3EN" won Best Metal Album, and Dave Mustaine takes the #3 spot as Most Valuable Musician. Also, the magazine's November 2011 "Big Four" issue, which featured Dave Mustaine alongside members of Metallica, Slayer and Anthrax, was voted Favorite Guitar World Cover. The March issue is available on newsstands now or get it online at GuitarWorld.com.
February 4, 2012 - GIGANTOUR IN LOWELL, MA: PHOTOS POSTED AT SOUNDSPIKE.COM
SoundSpike.com has posted the following Gigantour concert review and photos: "Heavy-metal icons Megadeth are out on the road with the seventh installment of Dave Mustaine's brainchild, Gigantour, which this year also features Motörhead, Volbeat and Lacuna Coil. The festival kicked off last Thursday (1/26) in Camden, NJ, and is making its way across North America, to perform in 24 major markets through Feb. 28. Megadeth fans will get to hear some brand new songs from the group's latest album, "TH1RT3EN", which was released in early November on Roadrunner Records." See photos at SoundSpike.com.
February 3, 2012 - NEW VIDEO INTERVIEW WITH DAVE MUSTAINE
Roadrunner Records conducted an interview with Dave Mustaine on Saturday, January 28 at the third show of this year's Gigantour at the Theater At Madison Square Garden in New York City. Gigantour — the critically acclaimed package festival founded in 2005 by Dave Mustaine — is making its highly anticipated return for the first time since 2008. The multi-artist bill — with metal heavyweights Motörhead, Volbeat and Lacuna Coil all personally picked by Dave Mustaine — kicked off on January 26 in Camden, New Jersey. You can now watch the chat with Dave HERE
February 2, 2012 - GIGANTOUR 2012 REVIEW: NEW YORK CITY
Dean Major of NewLevelProductions.com has posted the following Gigantour concert review: "Dave Mustaine’s traveling festival, Gigantour, is back following a four year hiatus, and without question, the 2012 edition has the strongest line up yet. It’s always a pleasure to see Megadeth live, but when you add the mighty Motörhead, Volbeat and Lacuna Coil to the bill, it becomes something very special." Read the entire review at www.NewLevelProductions.com.
February 1, 2012 - MEGADETH TO PERFORM AT U.K.'S DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL
Megadeth is confirmed to play at the 10th installment of the Download festival at Donington Park on Sunday, June 10, 2012. So far, the line-up on the main stage on that day is as follows: Black Sabbath, Soundgarden, Megadeth, Lamb Of God, Black Label Society, Five Finger Death Punch and Devil Driver. For full details on Download 2012 and to purchase tickets, visit www.downloadfestival.co.uk.
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'