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.

“I’m so thankful for my whole team — family, doctors, band members, trainers, and more. Continue reading »

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 »

Jul 022016
 

megadeth_nov_2015_6edMegadeth has canceled all of its previously scheduled meet-and-greets on the European leg of the “Dystopia” tour, effective June 29.

In a video message posted on Periscope earlier today (Saturday, July 2), Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine explained why the band decided to scrap the special fan packages. “We were doing meet-and-greets with [a] company, and they did not send a representative over here to Europe with us, and we’re supposed to be doing this right,” he said. “And since the meet-and-greets are not up to par, that I believe you deserve, and I believe that it should be done really, really cool, like we used to do it, they’ve been canceled. We told them several days ago that we canceled them.”

He continued: “It just goes to show you… I’m in Israel right now, and people are saying, ‘Where are you? Where’s the meet-and-greet?’ Evidently they never told anybody. So I’m sorry that these guys did not inform you. I’m hoping that this is not true, but we’re gonna get to the bottom of it. And until this is done right and done the way that I believe that you deserve, which is the most kick-ass fucking time you can possibly ever have, then you know what? I’m just gonna have to… just wait until I can hang out with you guys in person.” Continue reading »

Apr 062016
 

davemustaine2016promo_638_b86Megadeth lead singer and guitarist Dave Mustaine visited the School Of Rock‘s Frisco, Texas location on February 19. Mustaine gave musical guidance to School Of Rock students, working personally with the future rock stars to help advance their musical skills. Additionally, he joined students from School Of Rock Fort Worth on stage to perform a few Megadeth tracks, both classic and new, for the rest of the school, contest winners from the Dallas-Fort Worth community, and the students’ families.

An official video recap of Mustaine‘s visit can be seen below. Continue reading »