Dave Mustaine Says New Megadeth Album is “Coming Along Great”

Dave Mustaine of Megadeth yesterday held a “Virtual Mega Happy Hour” on Friday, July 24 from his home in Franklin, Tennessee via the Instagram account of Megadeth Beer. Reporting on the progress of the new Megadeth album, he says the new album is “coming along great”. He says there are at least eight songs so far, and a few covers they have considered for the recording. You can now watch video of the entire session below.

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New Dave Mustaine Megadeth-based Memoir Due in September, With a Foreword by Slash

Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine has announced his next book will be Rust In Peace: The Inside Story Of The Megadeth Masterpiece (formerly “Building The Perfect Beast”), on September 8th via Hachette Books. Dave was the original lead guitarist of Metallica, and the author of The New York Times bestseller Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir. Slash of Guns N Roses has penned the forward of the book.  Continue reading

Megadeth Will Record 18 Songs for Their New Album

Megadeth leader Dave Mustaine has revealed that the band is in the studio and recording up to 18 songs for their highly-anticipated new album, As part of their “The Metal Tour Of The Year” streaming event hosted by SiriusXM’s Jose Mangin, Dave spoke about the progress of the recording sessions for the band’s follow-up to 2016’s “Dystopia” album. He said (see video below, transcribed by Blabbermouth.net): “Dirk [Verbeuren, drums] and David Ellefson [bass] both just finished their parts. And this was probably one of the strongest records we’ve ever had as far as duration. The other records we’ve done have all done been different lengths, and our [record] contract that we have [to deliver] for one company, it’s eight songs, for another company, it’s 11 songs, so, realistically, all we need to do is do an 11-song album and we’re done, right? That’s not the way old Uncle Dave is, though.

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Slipknot’s Knotfest.com to Present Megadeth Full Performance from Resurrection Fest 2018

Slipknot’s Knotfest website will stream a full set from Megadeth from their star turn at Spain’s Resurrection Festival back in 2018. The stream features a video intro from Dave Mustaine and LIVE Chat with Dave Ellefson throughout the broadcast. This follows last week’s news that Knotfest.com would be posting a full live performance from a band or artist within the Knotfest community every Friday; and launch of the series with Lamb Of God featuring a live chat with Mark Morton. Megadeth is also selling exclusive merch with a percentage of going to COVID-19 related charities. Airing Today, Friday, April 3rd At 3pm Edt/12pm Pdt Tune in now! Continue reading

Watch Megadeth Perform at Their First Show Since Dave Mustaine Beat Cancer

Megadeth kicked off their new tour last night in Helsinki, Finland opening for Five Finger Death Punch, with support from Bad Wolves. It was the bands’ first show back since Dave Mustaine defeated throat cancer. Watch fan-filmed footage of the set that included many hits and a few deep cuts. Continue reading

Dave Mustaine of Megadeth Declares “I’m Back” After Battle with Cancer

In a new post to social media, Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine has declared “I’m Back”, less than one year after his diagnosis with throat cancer. The 58-year-old musician and his bandmates are scheduled to kick off their European tour as the support act for Five Finger Death Punch next week on tour in Europe. Direct support on all shows will come from Bad Wolves. The tour begins on January 20 at the Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland and ending on February 20 at the Budapest Sportarena in Budapest, Hungary. Mustaine revealed his cancer battle last June on social media. Five months later, he gave an interview to Rolling Stone in which he said that he wasn’t officially in remission but that he had finished the necessary treatment and had started rehabilitation. In addition to touring, Megadeth is expected to release a new album in 2020, their first since 2016’s Dystopia (Tradecraft/Universal) and the first with new drummer Dirk Verbeuren (ex Soilwork). Continue reading

Megadeth Begins Rehearsals for European Tour Next Week

Megadeth has shared photos to social media of the band commencing rehearsal and production for their upcoming tour with Five Finger Death Punch and Bad Wolves. It will be Megadeth’s first shows since Dave Mustaine’s battle with and recovery from throat cancer. The tour kicks off will on January 20th at the Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland and ending on February 20 at the Budapest Sportarena in Budapest, Hungary. Continue reading

REVIEW: The MegaCruise 2019

Like most metalheads, I’ve been to a lot of metal shows over the years. Over the hundreds of metal shows I’ve attended, never once did I think to myself “You know what would make this even better? Being trapped on a boat in the middle of the fucking ocean.” And yet, having taken some time to reflect on my experiences aboard the inaugural MegaCruise by Megadeth, I revel in the memories of experiencing choppy water while thrashing through the Pacific, convinced I’m going to die on a boat watching Dragonforce and being oddly ok with it. Continue reading

PREVIEW: MegaCruise Makes Its Debut at Sea Today!

Following the pre-cruise party last night with UFO, Raven, and Armored Saint, the Megacruise tales off today from Los Angeles for its maiden voyage! The cruise features members of Megadeth, and performances from Lamb of God, Anthrax, Testament, Dragonforce, Overkill, Corrosion Of Conformity,  Queensryche, Suicidal Tendencies, Death Angel, Sacred Reich, Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons, Doro, Armored Saint, John 5, Metal Church, Danko Jones, Beastö Blancö, Metalachi, and Toothgrinder. Megadeth tribute band Mechanix will also take part in the cruise, hand-selected by Dave Mustaine himself. In addition, Official Cruise Hosts Eddie Trunk (VH1, SiriusXM, Axs), Luc Carl (SiriusXM) and Jose Mangin (SiriusXM) will be moderating Q&As and events. Departing out of Los Angeles aboard the Norwegian Jewel, the five-day/five-night full ship charter cruise will set sail toniht, October 13-18, 2019, visiting two ports of call (Ensenada, Mexico and San Diego, California) and host two heavy metal-filled days of music and events. The cruise will also feature an optional pre-cruise party in Los Angeles (details to be announced), Megadeth wine and beer tastings and a ton of metal fan frivolity! Stay tuned for our review coming in a few weeks!

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Dave Mustaine of Megadeth Gives Health Update, Megacruise Draws Nearer

In an email missive to fans and cruisers going on next month’s Megacruise, Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine gave an update on his ongoing battle against cancer. Dave says he is almost done with his regiment of treatments and is looking forward to the cruise and doctors are feeling positive about his recovery. Dave also thanked the fans for their support during this undoubtedly trying time. Read the update from the man himself, whom we wish nothing bust the speediest and best possible recovery. Megacrusie sets sail next month on October 13th from Los Angeles aboard the Norwegian Jewel for five days and nights of metal legends. Megadeth, Anthrax, Testament, Queensrÿche, Suicidal Tendencies, Dragonforce, Overkill, Death Angel, Corrosion Of Conformity, Devildriver, Phil Campbell and The Bastard Sons, Doro, Armored Saint, John 5, Metal Church, Danko Jones, Beasto Blanco, Metalachi, Toothgrinder, and Mechanix will participate. Continue reading