Megadeth Announce Additional Gigantour Dates
... (hennemusic) Megadeth
have announced the addition of two New York dates to their upcoming Gigantour schedule. The tour will kick off on July 3rd in Gilford, NH and wrap up on August 11th in Toronto, ON. Touring in support of their new album, "Super Collider," Megadeth
and their touring festival will hit New York's Hammerstein Ballroom on August 6th and 7th. Megadeth
's support acts will be split between the two shows, with Device, Hellyeah and Death Division playing the August 6th show, while Black Label Society and Newsted are confirmed for the August 7th date. more on this story hennemusic is an official news provider for antiMusic.com. Copyright hennemusic - Excerpted here with permission. Megadeth
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Dave Mustaine Avoided Controversy On New Megadeth Album
... their life, too, all of a sudden you've got that bond. So I figured I would write about what goes on inside my heart instead of inside my head this time ...." Super Collider debuted at #6 on the Billboard 200, the band's strongest chart-showing since 1994's Youthanasia. Megadeth
will launch their Gigantour on July 3 in Gilford, New Hampshire, along with fellow metal bands Black Label Society, Device, Hellyeah, Newsted and Death Division. more on this story Gibson.com is an official news provider for the antiMusic.com. Copyright Gibson.com - Excerpted here with permission. Dave Mustaine Avoided Controversy On New Megadeth
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Alice Cooper Pens Forward For Megadeth's David Ellefson Autobiography
... sacrifice and a little luck along the way, made the dream come true. "I think the readers will enjoy the stories, as well as the hardships, of this way of life as a musician and artist. I've been very open about my life's obstacles and the means by which I overcame them. Now, my hope is that this story will inspire others to follow their dreams and really live out the purpose for their lives, too." more on this story hennemusic is an official news provider for antiMusic.com. Copyright hennemusic - Excerpted here with permission. Alice Cooper Pens Forward For Megadeth
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Dave Mustaine (lead vocals, guitar)
Dave Ellefson (bass, vocals)
Gar Samuelsond (drums) 1984-1987
Chris Poland (guitar) 1984-1987
Nick Menza (drums) 1989–1998
Marty Friedman (guitar) 1990–2000
Jimmy DeGrasso (drums) 1998-2002
Shawn Drover (drums) 2004-
Chris Broderick (guitar) 2008-
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Dave Mustaine formed Megadeth after he was fired from Metallica in 1983. Metallica abruptly let Mustaine go after recording their debut album in New York City, so he was forced to take a Greyhound bus home to Los Angeles. In the terminal, Mustaine found a political pamphlet from California Senator Alan Cranston that said, "The arsenal of megadeath can't be rid," and thought "Megadeth" would make a great song title. That song turned into "Set The World Afire
" from the 1988 album So Far, So Good… So What!
, but Megadeth became the name of his new band.
There was a lot of animosity when Mustaine left Metallica, and although he told them not to use any of his work, Metallica did anyway, since he was still with the band when he recorded it. You can hear his playing on 4 songs from the Kill 'Em All
album and two more from Ride the Lightning
. He also claims that Metallica's 1986 track "Leper Messiah
" contains his work.
In the early stages of Megadeth, current Slayer guitarist Kerry King was actually the band's guitarist for a very short time. King joined Megadeth for a few live shows and was the band's official guitarist for about a week, but he soon quit to continue focusing on his own band, Slayer.
In 1998, Megadeth singer/guitarist Dave Mustaine made a cameo on the then-popular sitcom The Drew Carey Show. Mustaine appeared as a guitarist auditioning for a band Drew was putting together with his friends. After playing a lightning fast guitar solo, Mustaine was denied the job because the group thought his speed was due to nervousness.
Megadeth own a recording studio in San Diego, California that has housed various pieces of band equipment over the years. In 2009, lead singer Dave Mustaine announced that he wanted to "make better use of the studio" by turning it into a music learning center for underprivileged kids. Mustaine also expressed interest in teaching kids how to play their instruments.
Combat Records gave Megadeth $8,000 to record their debut album, but the band quickly burned through the cash. The label gave the band another $4,000, but most of that money was spent on food, drugs, and alcohol, forcing Megadeth to fire their producer and produce the album themselves. Despite the lack of production value, Megadeth's debut album Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good! was well-received and even re-issued in 2002.
In 2002, Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine suffered a freak injury that almost forced him to end the band. While being treated for addiction to prescription medication, Mustaine fell asleep with his left arm over the back of a chair. He suffered from compression of a radial nerve and was unable to make a fist or even feel much of his left arm. Mustaine thought he'd never be able to play guitar again, but after weeks of physical therapy and rigorous practice, he taught himself how to play again. The Deftones named their 2006 album Saturday Night Wrist after this condition, which is also called Saturday Night Palsy.
Megadeth singer/guitarist Dave Mustaine isn't just a musician, he's a music trivia buff. In the late '90s, Mustaine appeared on Rock 'N' Roll Jeopardy, competing against fellow rock stars Moon Zappa and George Clinton. Mustaine won the game by a landslide.
Curt Kirkwood of Meat Puppets
The (Meat)puppetmaster takes us through songs like "Lake Of Fire" and "Backwater," and talks about performing with Kurt Cobain on MTV Unplugged
Mike Love of The Beach Boys
The lead singer/lyricist of The Beach Boys talks about coming up with the words for "Good Vibrations," "Fun, Fun, Fun," "Kokomo" and other classic songs.
As a 5-year-old, Brandi was writing lyrics to instrumental versions lullabies. She still puts her heart into her songs, including the one Elton John sings on.