Sep 162021
 

Megadeth‘s Dave Mustaine has spoken out against “tyranny in the schools” and “in the medical business.”

The 60-year-old musician, who has attracted a fair amount of media attention over the years for his political thoughts, addressed what he feels is an unreasonable use of power during last night’s (Wednesday, September 15) Megadeth concert in Camden, New Jersey.

Speaking to the crowd before the final song of the night, ‘Holy Wars… The Punishment Due’, Mustaine said: “I just wanna tell you how great it is. Look around you, guys. Look to your right, look to your left, and look how wonderful this is. We’re all here together. We’re not freaking out, and we’re not yelling at people, ‘Wear your fucking mask.’

“Listen, it starts with this kind of a sensation that we build right now,” he continued. “We feel together, we feel like [there’s] strength in numbers. We feel like we are invincible. People will not be able to stop us.

“Right now, what’s going on is tyranny. This is called tyranny. Look it up when you get home. And tyranny isn’t only in government. Tyranny right now is in the schools and tyranny is in the medical business.

“We have the power, especially us … heavy metal fans, we have the power to change things,” Dave added.

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May 252021
 

Megadeth has officially parted ways with bassist David Ellefson.

The band’s leader Dave Mustaine announced Ellefson‘s exit in a statement yesterday (Monday, May 24). He wrote: “We are informing our fans that David Ellefson is no longer playing with Megadeth and that we are officially parting ways with him.

“We do not take this decision lightly. While we do not know every detail of what occurred, with an already strained relationship, what has already been revealed now is enough to make working together impossible moving forward.

“We look forward to seeing our fans on the road this summer, and we cannot wait to share our brand new music with the world. It is almost complete.”

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Jun 172019
 

Dave Mustaine has been diagnosed with throat cancer.

The Megahth leader broke the news of his diagnosis earlier today via his social media.

He wrote: “I’ve been diagnosed with throat cancer. It’s clearly something to be respected and faced head on — but I’ve faced obstacles before. I’m working closely with my doctors, and we’ve mapped out a treatment plan which they feel has a 90% success rate. Treatment has already begun.

“Unfortunately, this requires that we cancel most shows this year. The 2019 Megacruise will happen, and the band will be a part of it in some form. All up to date information will be at megadeth.com as we get it. Megadeth will be back on the road ASAP.

“Meanwhile, Kiko [Loureiro, guitar], David [Ellefson, bass], Dirk [Verbeuren, drums] and I are in the studio, working on the follow up to ‘Dystopia’ — which I can’t wait for everyone to hear.

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Jan 052019
 

Dave Mustaine recently announced he was taking a break from social media for a while to concentrate on Megadeth‘s upcoming 16th album, and now it looks like the thrash metal titans are ready to make a big announcement very shortly.

The band posted a brief teaser clip showing vintage bomber footage for about 15 seconds before a riff from the “Rust in Peace” track ‘Take No Prisoners’ kicks in, along with the caption “January 11th”. Whether it’s a big announcement or a new song remains to be seen, but something’s definitely cooking in the Megadeth kitchen. We’ll find out next friday what it all means. Continue reading »

Jun 292017
 

Megadeth is planning on returning to the studio at the end of the year to begin work on the follow-up to 2016’s “Dystopia” album.

The Dave Mustaine-fronted band is currently touring North America with Meshuggah and will play arenas later in the year as the support act for German hard rock veterans Scorpions.

Speaking to KATT Rock 100.5 FM‘s “No Brown M&Ms”Mustaine stated about Megadeth‘s next disc: “We plan on going back in the studio. We’re probably gonna go back in and start throwing some ideas around at the end of the year. We were thinking about November or December, and actually spoke about it last night.” Continue reading »