Apr 212016

KikoLoureiro-DaveMustaineMegadeth‘s Dave Mustaine and Kiko Loureiro recently stopped by the Guitar World studio to play through the band’s new song ‘Fatal Illusion’. Check out the footage below.

In a recent interview with Full Metal Jackie, Mustaine spoke about his relationship with Loureiro, best known for his work with Angra. He said: “Well, I think when you get around somebody that’s great, you have a few choices. You can either roll up into a ball and just die, or you can see what you can learn, or you can say, ‘You know what? I’m as good as you are.’ And I’m good at what I do, Kiko‘s good at what he does.”

He continued: “It was super exciting to be in [Kiko‘s] presence and to learn a lot of the stuff that he does. I showed him some stuff, he showed me some stuff. But I’ve gotta tell you, probably the most rewarding feeling out of all this is having a partner again. Because for a long time, it hasn’t really felt like there was a partnership.” 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 »

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 »