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Megadeth’s David Ellefson on new album, Gigantour, David Draiman and Lemmy

Posted by on August 16, 2013

When we met Megadeth bassist David Ellefson last week at Vevo headquarters, he was about to do something he hasn’t done much before: play a three song acoustic set with the band in front of a small audience. As the bassist of the band, Ellefson has been with Megadeth for almost its whole career, so […]

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David Draiman Clears Up Conflict With Lemmy

Posted by on August 1, 2013

Vocalist David Draiman has recently been very disturbed by events in the media, such as the Boston Bomber Rolling Stone incident, and more recently Roger Water’s anti-Semitic stage show. In both cases, he posted lengthy diatribes on the Facebook pages of his bands Disturbed and Device conveying his personal sentiments on the matters at hand. […]

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Jason Newsted sidelined by walking pneumonia

Posted by on July 22, 2013

If you’re catching the Gigantour shows in Canada this week and were looking forward to seeing Newsted for the first time, we hate to be the bearers of bad news, but Jason Newsted has taken ill, and the band have been forced to cancel their shows there. Here’s what Jason himself had to say about […]

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Megadeth Perform Thin Lizzy Cover With Slash, Zakk Wylde, David Draiman, Jason Newsted And Vinnie Paul

Posted by on July 14, 2013

Fans in attendance at 97.1 The Eagle’s BFD 2013 in Dallas last Friday night (July 12, which featured the entire lineup of this year’s Gigantour plus a set from Slash) witnessed one hell of an all-star jam. Megadeth were joined onstage by Slash, Zakk Wylde, David Draiman, Vinnie Paul, Jason Newsted AND Death Division frontman […]

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Newsted Gives Another Audio Sample

Posted by on July 12, 2013

Jason Newsted’s first full length album, Heavy Metal Music is due out on August 6 through Chophouse Records/Collective Sounds, but that isn’t stopping the band from giving us a taste of what we can expect from the debut. The opening track, “Heroic Dose,” has already been released and with the 30-second sample of “Above All,” […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 5: Defunct Touring Festivals

Posted by on July 8, 2013

Metal Insider’s Top 5 is a column where we count down the top five of…well basically anything. Last week, Gigantour kicked off its fifth installment and Mayhem Fest is well into gear. And while the summer is packed with other treks like the Summer Slaughter Tour, the All Stars Tour, and other tours (hell, even the Warped […]

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Dave Mustaine Thinks Exodus Would Qualify For “Expanded” Big 4; Invites Mark Wahlberg To Attend Gigantour

Posted by on July 8, 2013

When metal fans are asked which band would be the most “qualified” to be a part of an “expanded” Big 4, it ultimately comes down to either Exodus or Testament. Now Exodus has another big name supporter in the debate: Dave Mustaine. During an interview with Radio.com, the Megadeth frontman was asked which band he’d […]

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Megadeth Add Two NYC Dates To Gigantour

Posted by on June 18, 2013

Megadeth has added two dates in New York City to Gigantour this summer, bringing the touring festival to the Hammerstein Ballroom on August 6 and 7.

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Dave Mustaine Essentially Confirms That He’ll Play A Metallica Song With Jason Newsted

Posted by on June 17, 2013

Last month, Jason Newsted let it slip that he and Dave Mustaine have discussed playing a Metallica song during this summer’s Gigantour. Now, thanks to a tweet, the Megadeth frontman has essentially confirmed those plans. Mustaine tweeted the following inquiry last Friday night: “If I play a song I wrote in @Metallica w/@JasonCNewsted, which should […]

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Newsted Premieres New Song, Reveals Details About Full-Length Debut

Posted by on June 5, 2013

Jason Newsted made it clear from the start that the Metal EP was just a taste of what to expect from his aptly named solo project Newsted’s full-length debut. Now fans can look forward to hearing the ex-Metallica bassist’s debut album on August 6 (just in time for Gigantour). Titled Heavy Metal Music, the album […]

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