Megadeth’s 1990 album Rust In Peace was their crowning achievement. While they’ve been heavier (Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good) and more commercially successful (Countdown To Extinction), the shred-tastic duo of Dave Mustaine and Marty Friedman joined by bassist David Ellefson and drummer Nick Menza was a powerful lineup, and one that would last for eight more years. That’s why we’re really psyched to hear that to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the album, Megadeth will be playing it in its entirety on their upcoming tour.
Mustaine has been extremely excited in discussing the guitar skills of new guitarist Chris Broderick, calling him “everything Marty Freidman wanted to be and then some.” during a radio interview. Now we’ll get to see him put his money where his mouth is. From all reports, Broderick is phenomenal, and Megadeth still put on a great live show. And it’s a win/win, because they’ll be joined by Testament and Exodus, which if not the Big Four is at least the Almost As Big Three. Let’s take a look at one of the best songs on the album after the jump, where you’ll also find the tour dates. Read more »