Apr 252014
 

Mustaine_2014The San Diego Union-Tribune has posted new video footage of Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine‘s rehearsal with the San Diego Symphony prior to their performance on April 12. The special classical concert, billed as “Symphony Interrupted”, took place at the 2,200-capacity Copley Symphony Hall in San Diego, California. The event saw Mustaine perform Richard Wagner’s “Ride Of The Valkyries” with the orchestra, as well as solos of Vivaldi’s concertos from “The Four Seasons”, plus Bach’s classic “Air”.

Check out photos of the concert from Alex Matthews.

In a Facebook posting the day after the event, Mustaine wrote: “I sooo badly want to say thank you for being here at the first ‘Symphony Interrupted’.

“To all the fans that were not able to attend, don’t worry, there will be another ‘Symphony Interrupted’ and this being the first and all, we have already started to plan on how to make it even more enjoyable. Continue reading »

Apr 192014
 

Mustaine_2014Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine was interviewed on the April 4-6 edition of Full Metal Jackie‘s nationally syndicated radio show. A couple of excerpts from the interview follow.

Full Metal Jackie: When you look back on the timeline between records, there’s usually a year or two typically between records. Are you starting to look ahead on when you’re going to work on [the follow-up to last year's "Super Collider"]?

Mustaine: Well, we have already started the process of listening to licks and talking to people about working. The funny thing is, I’m not a big believer in coincidence as I think that’s just people’s way of saying that there’s no powers greater than us that help line out our life. I totally believe in destiny. And we just got done doing the VEVO acoustic performance a while ago, and some lady walks by and she goes, “Hey, Max Norman [mixer of Megadeth's 1990 album "Rust In Peace" and producer of 1992's "Countdown To Extinction" and 1994's "Youthanasia"] says hi,” right as the elevator door closes. I stuck my hand in the door and said, Continue reading »

Apr 132014
 

dave_mustaine1Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine was a featured soloist last night (Saturday, April 12) with the San Diego Symphony. The classical special concert, billed as “Symphony Interrupted”, took place at the 2,200-capacity Copley Symphony Hall in San Diego, California. The event saw Mustaine perform Richard Wagner‘s “Ride Of The Valkyries” with the orchestra, as well as solos of Vivaldi’s concertos from “The Four Seasons”, plus Bach’s classic “Air”.

The first fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below.

“There’s such a difference in the [classical music and metal] societies,” Mustaine told The Daily Aztec one week before the event. “That’s the thing that I’m looking forward to, seeing how these two worlds are going to collide.” Continue reading »

Apr 132014
 

megadeth_2013Adrian Garro of Rock Cellar Magazine recently conducted an interview with Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.

Rock Cellar Magazine: When you’re not on the clock as “Dave Mustaine of Megadeth,” what do you do for fun? Any specific hobbies?

Dave Mustaine: We’ve really been blessed with our business with Megadeth. We’ve got a huge fan club, and with our social networking and site, it’s great. Believe it or not — I know this is probably gonna be hard to believe, but on October 31, 1994, we opened up “Megadeth Arizona.” It was the first band web site ever. I’m not saying I invented the Internet like Al Gore does — which is fucking ridiculous — but we were the first band to ever have a web site on the Internet. In fact, Gene Simmons even said, “I want a web site just like Dave’s!” and I was pretty flattered about that. Because, you know, say what you will about Gene, but he’s a very smart businessman. Plus, looking at where we’re going right now, and with my free time, I’m constantly trying to keep Megadeth on the cutting edge of stuff. Continue reading »

Apr 102014
 

dave_mustaine1Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine recently spoke to Josselyn Molina of The Daily Aztec about “Symphony Interrupted”, the upcoming classical concert featuring Mustaine and the San Diego Symphony. The event will see Mustaine perform Richard Wagner’s “Ride Of The Valkyries” with the orchestra, as well as solos of Vivaldi’s concertos from “The Four Seasons”, plus Bach’s classic “Air”.

“There’s such a difference in the [classical music and metal] societies,” Mustaine said. “That’s the thing that I’m looking forward to, seeing how these two worlds are going to collide.”

He continued: “In my mind, I’m getting ready to go walk out to the stage, come in with a little tuxedo on, I’m going to get down there and they’re going to go, ‘Fuck yeah, Dave!’ and all the classical guys are going to go, ‘Oh my God, he said the F-word!’” Continue reading »

Feb 012014
 

dave_mustaine1Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine will be a featured soloist with the San Diego Symphony this spring. The classical special concert, billed as “Symphony Interrupted”, will take place at Copley Symphony Hall in San Diego, California on Saturday, April 12 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at SanDiegoSymphony.org.

In this truly unique concert event, master guitarist Dave Mustaine of the thrash-metal pioneers Megadeth brings his crunchy and energetic sensibility to the great works of classical music which have inspired him over the course of his Grammy-nominated, multi platinum-selling career. When Dave Mustaine performs the virtuosic “Summer” and “Winter” movements from Vivaldi‘s “The Four Seasons”, and Bach‘s classic “Air” on the G string, you will see a truly different side of “metal.” The San Diego Symphony will then wow you in the second half of the program with Antonín Dvořák‘s famous “New World Symphony”. Following Dvorak will be Richard Wagner‘s “Ride of the Valkyries”, and who knows… someone might just feel inclined to walk back on stage to rejoin the members of the San Diego Symphony in an encore performance where heavy-metallic sparks are sure to fly! Continue reading »

Dec 262013
 

david ellefsonOn November 20, Megadeth bassist David Ellefson returned to his hometown of Jackson, Minnesota — where he was born on November 12, 1964 — for a special meet-and-greet and question-and-answer session with his fans. You can now watch video footage of his appearance below.

Ellefson‘s autobiography, “My Life With Deth”, was made available on October 29 via Howard Books. The memoir chronicles the story of Ellefson‘s fall into addiction during the band’s early years, followed by his subsequent recovery and the return to faith which championed the band’s rise to fame over the past several decades. The book was written with Joel McIver, the bestselling author of 21 books on rock music, and features a foreword by Alice Cooper. World rights to “My Life With Deth” were sold to Philis Boultinghouse at Howard Books by agent Lisa Gallagher at Sanford J. Greenburger Associates. Continue reading »
Dec 232013
 

megadeth_2013Capital Chaos has uploaded video footage of Megadeth‘s December 18 performance at The Warfield in San Francisco, California. Check it out below.

As previously reported Megadeth will enter the studio next summer. Mustaine said: “We right now have a bunch of dates that’s gonna take us up until August of next year. That’s when we start recording the next record. We’ve already started working on writing stuff… Continue reading »

Dec 192013
 

megadeth_2013Rooster of 94.5 FMX‘s “The Wrecking Yard” in Lubbock, Texas recently conducted an interview with Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine. You can now listen to the chat at KFMX.com.

Speaking about Megadeth‘s plans for a new studio album, Mustaine said: “We right now have a bunch of dates that’s gonna take us up until August of next year. That’s when we start recording the next record. We’ve already started working on writing stuff…

“Sometimes we’ve been forced to really kind of write on the spot. Right now we’ve got an amazing luxury to be able to take some time. Continue reading »

Dec 142013
 

dave_mustaine1In a brand new interview with the Reno Gazette-JournalMegadeth mainman Dave Mustaine spoke about the opening track on the band’s new “Super Collider” album,Kingmaker’, which is described as a scorching narrative on the scourge of the pharmaceutical industry on society, in particular teenagers.

“When I was growing up, pot was like the real big thing among young guys,” Mustaine said. “I smoked when I was 13. Now, you see lots of young kids doing crack and ecstasy and crystal meth. It’s so sad. And while I don’t deny anybody the right to have an out-of-body experience, music can do that for you. Love can do that for you.

“My concern is we have a new generation of people who really don’t want to experience any emotions, whether it’s themselves or the people around them. Continue reading »

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