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

Watch Geoff Tate, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Chris Poland and More Cover “Paranoid” by Black Sabbath

 

Last night in Anaheim during NAMM, The Metal Hall of Fame (formerly the Hall of Heavy Metal), an all-star band of metal legends covered metal classic ‘Paranoid’ Black Sabbath. The band was comprised of Geoff Tate (formerly of Queensrÿche), Joe Satriani (Chickenfoot), Steve Vai, Chris Poland (formerly of Megadeth), Bjorn Englen (Dio Disciples) and Pat Gesualdo last night’s (Wednesday, January 15). Watch fan-filmed footage below! Metal Hall Of Fame event at the Marriott Delta Garden Grove in Anaheim, California. Watch fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below. Continue reading

Megadeth and Lamb Of God Rumored to Headline the Comeback of Mayhem Festival

In a story that Ghost Cult first broke the news globally on last spring, Mayhem Festival is plotting a comeback for 2020. According to toa report by Blabbermouth.net, Megadeth and Lamb Of God are rumored to be co-headlining this fests return this year. As of now, there is no confirmation of this, but each band was a former Mayhemfest participant with Megadeth headlining in 2011 and Lamb of God appearing in 2010. The traveling summer-time metal festival was the metal answer to Warped Tour, also co-founded by Kevin Lyman and John Reece and saw Slipknot, Slayer, System of a Down, King Diamond, Five Finger Death Punch, Amon Amarth, Mastodon were among the many headliners over the years. The fest shut down following the low-attended 2015 fest with Slayer and King Diamond topping the bill. 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

Bad Wolves Release Video for “Sober”, Tour Starts Next Week

Bad Wolves have released a new music video for their track ‘Sober’, from their 2019 sophomore release N.A.T.I.O.N. (Better Noise Music) The song and video have a powerful message for fans about addiction and recovery. Watch the clip below. The band kicks off a European tour opening for label mates Five Finger Death Punch and also Megadeth starting next week in Europe. Continue reading

The Metal Hall of Fame Charity Gala To Be Filmed for Amazon Prime

Big news! The Hall of Heavy Metal History a.k.a. The Metal Hall of Fame has announced that the 2020 Annual Metal Hall of Fame Celebrity Charity Gala will be filmed live and will air on Amazon Prime. Hard rock and heavy metal fans in attendance will be featured in the filming, which will take place on January 15 at the Marriott Delta Garden Grove in Anaheim, CA. The world premiere of the film will air in early 2020, reaching more than 100 million subscribers. Metal Hall of Fame President/CEO Pat Gesualdo says, “Having the World Premier for the 2020 Metal Hall of Fame Gala on Amazon Prime is a great honor. We are excited to share the most important night in metal with music fans everywhere, and to let so many people take part in our charity event.” 2020 Metal Hall of Fame inductees include Steve Vai, Geoff Tate (Queensryche), Don Dokken (Dokken), Stephen Pearcy (Ratt), Graham Bonnet (Rainbow, Michael Schenker Group, Alcatrazz), Joe Satriani, legendary metal promoter Stone City Attractions, Metal Church, Prong, and former Megadeth guitarist Chris Poland. Continue reading