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Update: Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine apparently appeased; issues thanks

Posted by Lucas Riot on Sunday, July 17, 2011 at 9:03 AM (PST)

Dave Mustaine of MegadethLast night we reported that Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine was threatening to leave the Rockstar Mayhem summer tour on account of a tweet he made to his public twitter account reading:

“For the first time in my career, I am considering walking from a tour.”

With no further information on the circumstances surrounding the tweet, it appears that whatever caused Mustaine to make the tweet has been remedied and he is happy with the results.  Approximately five hours after the first tweet, Mustaine issued a second tweet thanking those who apparently solved the issues:

“Thanks to all the amazing people who fixed the problems tonight.”

So it appears that after a little bit of drama Megadeth will continue on with the Rockstar Mayhem Festival.

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Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine threatens to leave Rockstar Mayhem tour

Posted by Lucas Riot on Saturday, July 16, 2011 at 10:06 PM (PST)

For unknown reasons Megadeth front man Dave Mustaine has threatened to walk away from the Rockstar Mayhem tour that just kicked off last Saturday July 9, 2011.  About two hours ago, Mustaine issued the following tweet from his personal twitter account:

“For the first time in my career, I am considering walking from a tour.”

Currently no further information is available concerning the reasons for the tweet.  Megadeth is currently co-headlining the summer tour with Disturbed and Godsmack.

UPDATE: Mustaine has since issued a new tweet indicating that whatever happened was resolved and thanking the people responsible for resolving it.

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Video: Quick update from David Ellefson on the new Megadeth album

Posted by jessepac on Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at 12:28 PM (PST)

David EllefsonOn-again-off-again Megadeth bassist David Ellefson is back with a quick update on the new Megadeth album currently being recorded in Vic’s Garage in San Diego.

This is the band’s first album since “Endgame” hit shelves in 2009. The band has also announced a new song called “Never Dead” for the upcoming video game NeverDead. Megadeth is still touring with Metallica, Anthrax, and Slayer as a part of the Big 4 tour and will stick with Roadrunner Records for releases in the US.

Click here to see the message from David Ellefson!

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Megadeth announce Johnny K as producer for next album

Posted by jessepac on Monday, May 9, 2011 at 9:15 AM (PST)

After using Andy Sneap on 2009’s Endgame, Megadeth has decided to switch gears in the production chair for their upcoming untitled album, due out on Roadrunner Records sometime this year. Johnny K will be taking over mixing duties, and his work with Sevendust, Disturbed, Finger Eleven, Drowning Pool, and more has garnered much press and a few Grammy nominations.

Andy Sneap commented on not being able to produce the new Megadeth album, after handling the prior two:

“I’m doing another project that I also play guitar in called Hell and we’re doing some summer festivals this year so it kind of cut into the whole schedule that was planned with Megadeth.”

Megadeth bassist David Ellefson had this to say about the change:

“We are working on it now so it’s a bit early to encapsulate what the final will ultimately sound like”

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The “Big Four” announce upcoming show at Yankee Stadium

Posted by katstat on Monday, May 2, 2011 at 1:27 PM (PST)

Following last Saturday’s (April 23) first U.S. “Big Four” concert in Indio, California, the “Big Four” bands of 1980s thrash metal — Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax — have announced that they will perform in the new version of the famed Yankee Stadium in Bronx, New York on September 14, 2011. All seats are reserved for this show and tickets go on sale Friday, May 6 at 10:00 a.m. via

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Megadeth to headline ‘Heavy T.O.’ Festival this Summer

Posted by BlairWaterous on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at 9:52 AM (PST)

Megadeth is confirmed to play the “HEAVY T.O.” festival at Downsview Park, Toronto on July 23, 2011. The remarkable success of HEAVY MTL (Montreal) prompted the launch of a new event, right down the 401 – that’s right, we’re talkin’ HEAVY T.O.

Set to take place on the same weekend as HEAVY MTL, metal and hard rock fans in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) will be able to get up close and personal with the amazing Heavy experience. The event will feature two full days of programming and, along with HEAVY MTL, will undoubtedly make Canada the envy of the international metal and hard rock communities. Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, March 25th @ 11 a.m. EST. For more information, visit

For the full list of bands playing at the Festival, Click Here.

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On April 21 at 6 p.m. at the Sam Ash store in Cerritos, California, fans of Anthrax, Megadeth and Dream Theater are in for a nice surprise.

Anthrax drummer, Charlie Benante, and bassist Frank Bello, Dream Theater drummer, Mike Portnoy, and Megadeth bassist extraordinaire, David Ellefson, will present the “Metal Masters Clinic.” It’s free, and probably going to be geared towards learning how to play said instruments, but surely the guys won’t mind if you lurk in dark corner and just watch….check the flyer here for more deets.

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Vader to play native Poland with Megadeth, Slayer

Posted by jessepac on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at 3:21 PM (PST)

Vader Small PictureThe April 11th stop along the Europeon Carnage Tour will be in Lodz, Poland where local legends Vader will open for Slayer and Megadeth. From Vader’s official website comes the following:

“Slayer and Megadeth smashed the Warsaw audience in 2010 giving the show for over 80.000 people. Their fans left the concert with a hunger for more. So what is the best news for them? Slayer and Megadeth will play together in April in Atlas Arena (Lodz)! We will be represented by our native Vader.”

The band is two weeks away from getting back into the studio for their new album “Welcome To The Morbid Reich,” a follow-up to 2009’s “Necropolis” on the Nuclear Blast label  The band plans on debuting new material at this festival and others.

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Big Four - Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax band logosThe “Big Four” consisting of thrash legends Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax have announced an additional Italian date during this summer’s festival tour of Europe. The Big Four will be playing in Milan, Italy at the Fiera Open Air Arena on July 6th, 2011. Tickets will be available Friday, February 25th at MetClub members should check for more details on a special pre-sale for Clubbers only. This isn’t the only additional show as the bands have announced that they’ll be announcing more dates soon. Stay tuned!

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Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival lineup announced

Posted by Tommy on Monday, January 31, 2011 at 11:16 AM (PST)

The lineup for the 4th annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival has been announced. Headlining the main stage for this years edition are Disturbed, Godsmack, and Megadeth. Machinehead, In Flames, and Trivium are also set to appear.

The Jägermeister stage is set to feature Unearth, Kingdom Of Sorrow, and Red Fang, as well as the winner of the Jägermeister “Battle of the Bands.”

The tour will make a 26-date trek across the country beginning on July 9 at the San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino, California. You can check full details, including the rest of the confirmed lineup, here.

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The “Big Four” consisting of Thrash legends Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax are set to announce the dates for their upcoming US tour soon.

The tour comes on the heels of an extremely successful tour of Europe, which culminated with the release of “The Big Four: Life From Sofia, Bulgaria.”

We’ll keep you posted as soon as the dates are announced.

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Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine to unveil new guitar effect pedal

Posted by Geoffy-Dee on Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at 1:31 PM (PST)

Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine will introduce the all-new G2.1DM Dave Mustaine Signature Edition Guitar Effects Pedal at a press conference on Saturday, January 15, 2011 at the Zoom booth at this year’s NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show. Taking place at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California, the press conference in question is set for 1pm PST.

“This pedal is built for action,” declares Mustaine. “With my personal sound effects and a large expression pedal modeled after the accelerator of one of my favorite cars onboard, the G2.1DM leaves all contenders at the starting line.”

Megadeth is currently gearing up for European tour dates including a reuniting of the big Four Anthrax, Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth in France for the Sonisphere festival.

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Megadeth and Slayer announce “European Carnage Tour”

Posted by flyngmonbob on Monday, December 20, 2010 at 3:44 PM (PST)

The same thrash gods that brought you both the “American Carnage” and “Canadian Carnage” tours are bringing their very best to the live stage yet again with the newly announced “European Carnage” tour. Yes, that’s right folks, Slayer and Megadeth are teaming up again, but this time to bring the carnage to Europe and wreak havoc in some of the biggest venues in Europe.

To see the tour dates, click here.

Slayer released “Atrocity Vendor” on a limited edition seven inch vinyl on Black Friday through Metal Club, a North American indie music company. The track was previously unreleased until this point and was recorded in 2009.

Megadeth, on the other hand, released “Rust in Peace: Live” in September on Roadrunner Records, the album is comprised of their final performance on the Rust in Peace tour.

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Big Four - Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax band logosIt was recently announced that the Big Four (Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax) would be making their first appearance together in the UK to headline the Knebworth Sonisphere festival.  On the heels of that announcement comes the news that the Big Four will also headline Sonisphere France, marking the first time the Big Four will appear together in France as well as the first Sonisphere festival to occur in France.  Sonisphere France is scheduled to take place July 8th and 9th 2011 in Amneville, France.

It was also recently announced that Slipknot would be headling one of the two nights for Sonisphere France as well as Knebworth Sonisphere.

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Sonisphere Knebworth 2011 festival flyerSonisphere has announced the festival will be bringing together Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax in the UK for the first time in history to headline the festival Friday night July 8, 2011 in Knebworth.  Sonisphere Knebworth takes place July 8th – 10th,  2011 at Knebworth House.  Slipknot has already been announced as a headliner for Sonisphere UK on Sunday night July 10th at Knebworth.

Last summer saw the live debut of The Big Four – as this collective of thrash legends are commonly known – marking what was possibly the most significant event in the history of metal. Fans all over Europe could barely contain their excitement, as over 500,000 metalheads bore witness to the show they thought they’d never see.

The Big Four fever did not stop at Europe, as fans the world over eagerly anticipated the possibility of seeing the historical show for themselves in their own countries. Such was the demand that a live cinecast of the Bulgarian show saw over 130,000 people turn out to local cinemas, with reports of mosh pits breaking out in movie theatres across the globe. The recently released DVD of the event, which features all four bands collaborating on a cover of Diamond Head’s “Am I Evil” as well as their individual sets, has only added fuel to the Big Four fire, with a frenzied demand for more performances in the countries not fortunate enough to play host last summer.

“Always excited to do big 4 shows” says Slayer’s Kerry King. “Now England is in line to be devastated by this heavy metal powerhouse! Can’t Fucking wait!!!”

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