Megadeth Heading South In Spring
... (hennemusic) Megadeth
have announced a series of South American tour dates for spring 2014. The band will play five shows starting April 26 at The Metal Fest 2014 in Santiago, Chile, running to May 4 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Megadeth
have been on the road since the late spring release of their latest album, "Super Collider." The project debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 album chart in June with opening week sales of 29,000 copies. The band are currently playing dates on their Super Collider US tour with openers Fear Factory and Nonpoint; shows wrap December 19 in Reno, Nevada. more on this story hennemusic is an official news provider for antiMusic.com. Copyright hennemusic - Excerpted here with permission. Megadeth
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Megadeth's Dave Mustaine Reveals His Favorite Song by Slayer
... out The Big Four special collector's issue, chronicling the history of thrash metal's most legendary bands. The magazine is on newsstands now, as well as available online here. While making the issue, we talked to some of the Big Four's most heralded musicians about their favorite songs from the other bands. Today, Megadeth
frontman Dave Mustaine tells us about his favorite Slayer song. "I just started recently getting into Slayer's music because I was pretty much at odds with those guys for so long. Unfortunately, we didn't get a chance to hang out over the years, much to my loss. I'd have to say probably my favorite Slayer song is the one that they close with, 'Angel of Death' [off 1986's Reign in Blood]. Yeah, I love the killer double-kick part at the end of that one." RELATED ARTICLES: Live Report: Slayer at Madison Square Garden Dethklok's Nathan Explosion Lists the Top "Good Beatdown Songs" Interview: 4ARM Frontman Danny Tomb Talks Life on the Road and Touring with Slayer Photos: Megadeth
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Megadeth To Perform On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' This Month
will be the musical guests on the December 16th episode of 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!. 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.
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