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 »

Apr 042016

David-Ellefson_2016Megadeth bassist David Ellefson will visit Terra State Community College in Fremont, Ohio on April 15 at 6:30 p.m. for a book-signing event.

Part of the college’s April celebration of jazz and American music, this event is free and open to the public and will be held in the Recital Hall in the Bordner Arts and Health Technologies Center.

Ellefson is the author of several books, including “My Life With Deth” and “Making Music Your Business…A Guide For Young Musicians”. “My Life With Deth” will be available for purchase the night of the signing.

Asked what advice he would give to young, aspiring musicians, Ellefson told the KBAD 94.5 radio station in Sioux Falls, South Dakota: Continue reading »

Mar 182016

davemustaine2016promo_638_b86Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine says he hopes to complete a book that will convey the story behind every Megadeth song, according to NorthJersey.com. His 2011 biography, “Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir,” made The New York Times bestseller list.

“It’s mostly done,” Mustaine said of his next book. “The problem is I’m so busy right now I can’t pay attention to it, which is not a bad problem to have.”

Read more of NorthJersey.com’s interview with Mustaine here. Continue reading »

Mar 172016

DystopiaOn April 8, Universal Music / Tradecraft / T-Boy Records will issue Megadeth‘s latest album, “Dystopia”, as a limited-edition vinyl picture disc featuring the album’s vivid dark and chilling artwork which takes the bands long-time mascot Vic Rattlehead to a whole new level and drops him into a bleak, futuristic dystopian universe.

The “Dystopia” picture disc can be ordered individually at all participating retail and online outlets or at UMv as part of a specially priced pack with other picture disc titles including “Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying?”, “So Far, So Good…So What!”, “Rust In Peace”, “Countdown To Extinction” and “Youthanasia”.

Featuring eleven tracks, “Dystopia” was released on January 22 on CD, LP, and digitally, as well as a special Deluxe Virtual Reality CD package. Continue reading »

Feb 252016

megadeth_nov_2015_6edMegadeth performed the song ‘The Threat Is Real’ live for the first time last Tuesday (February 23) during the band’s concert at The Fillmore Auditorium in Denver, Colorado. You can now watch fan-filmed video footage of the performance below.

Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine recently stated about “The Threat Is Real”: “Oddly enough, I’d had a guy tell me that he thought that if anybody could unite Middle Eastern fans of music with Western Music that I probably had as good a chance as anybody, probably, if not more so. And I didn’t know how to take that, ’cause I was very confused. But I do know that Megadeth has a lot of Arabian-style solos, a lot of minor-style solos, and that kind of gives people that classical, Spanish, Arabian kind of flair, which appeals to people. But we’ve never really addressed anything [lyrically] in the Middle East, other than in ‘Holy Wars’, when I talked about the holy war that was going on over there; nothing else really addressed the issue over there. ‘The Threat Is Real’ is talking kind of about how what’s going on over there now is slowly infiltrating the West, with all the lone wolves and everything that’s going on. You don’t know if someone’s knocking on the door if it’s the Messiah or if a mass murderer; you just don’t even know.” Continue reading »