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MEGADETH To Issue Posthumous Compilation CD

On September 10th, MEGADETH will issue a posthumous CD, entitled Still, Alive... And Well?, containing studio and live recordings spanning their entire career, including previously unreleased live performances of "Use The Man" and "Conjuring". The album will surface via Sanctuary Records. The title of the CD was chosen by frontman Dave Mustaine himself. "You may ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN: I Was Disappointed by MEGADETH's Final Studio Album

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman has admitted that he found the group's last album, The World Needs A Hero, "a little disappointing" and has indicated that his proposed band with fellow ex-MEGADETH members Dave Ellefson (bass), Al Pitrelli (guitar) and Jimmy DeGrasso (drums) will feature a sound far removed from that of the Mustaine-led combo. ...

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Former MEGADETH Members To Reunite In New Project

Former MEGADETH and current SAVATAGE guitarist Al Pitrelli recently spoke to The Pure Rock Shop about Dave Mustaine's decision to disband MEGADETH and the Pitrelli's current and upcoming activities. Here are a few select highlights from that conversation: On whether Mustaine will be able to return to form following hand injury: "I don't think that's ...

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Former MEGADETH Leader Makes Post-Split Public Appearance

Former MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine made a public appearance at last night's hockey match between the Phoenix Coyotes and San Jose Sharks (game 3 of the best-of-seven Western Conference quarterfinal series), where he was reportedly shown on camera by Fox Sports Net, who were covering the event. A huge hockey fan, Mustaine was apparently seated ...

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Former MEGADETH Bassist Auctions Off Equipment On EBay

If you though guitarist/vocalist Dave Mustaine was the only former MEGADETH member engaged in auctioning off pieces of his equipment, think again. Ex-MEGADETH bassist Dave Ellefson is selling a few items of his own, and anyone placing a high enough bid can walk away with the stuff. For more information, click on the following links: ...

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JASON NEWSTED: JAMES HETFIELD Is A Changed Man

Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted stopped by the New York City headquarters of Hard Attack, the nation's first 24-hour metal radio station on Sirius Satellite Radio, yesterday (Tuesday, April 16th) and spoke at length on topics ranging from his recent dinner meeting with METALLICA frontman James Hetfield to his feelings on the break-up of MEGADETH ...

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SAVATAGE Announce PITRELLI's Return To Group's Ranks

SAVATAGE have officially rejoined forces with former MEGADETH guitarist Al Pitrelli. As a result of this develoment, the group will no longer be requiring the services of SEVEN WITCHES axeman Jack Frost, who filled in for Pitrelli during the latter's tenure with Mustaine and co. "Me and the boys have remained friends in the past ...

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JASON NEWSTED: “MEGADETH Was A Watered-Down METALLICA”

Despite MEGADETH guitarist Dave Mustaine's close links to the METALLICA camp and undeniable contributions to the latter act's early sound, former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted has never been particularly impressed with Mustaine's post-METALLICA offerings. In a recent interview with the Dallas-based Harder Beat, Newsted refers to MEGADETH as a “watered-down METALLICA” and implies, in no ...

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SLAYER's TOM ARAYA: DAVE MUSTAINE Is "Wrong Person" To Unite Metal Community

SLAYER frontman Tom Araya has slammed MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine over the latter's desperate attempts at regaining the momentum lost during the band's ultimately unsuccessful forays into a more commercial songwriting approach. In an interview with Canada's Jam! Showbiz, Araya stated that "MEGADETHtried [moving into the mainstream] and weren't very successful. Rather than sticking to ...

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Former MEGADETH Drummer Returns With "Life After Deth"

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MEGA-DRUMMER NICK MENZA SET TO RELEASE SOLO PROJECT ON FEBRUARY 15TH ON MENZANATIONS RECORDS With Life After Deth, Nick Menza lets loose razor-sharp and aggressive songs on an unsuspecting public. Produced by Nick Menza and co-produced by Max Norman (i.e. MEGADETH, OZZY, SAVATAGE, FATES WARNING, LOUDNESS), Life After Deth was ten years ...

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MEGADETH Official "Killing..." Track Listing Unveiled

MEGADETH have officially confirmed via their web site that the group's upcoming re-mastered version of their 1985 debut CD, Killing Is My BusinessAnd Business Is Good!, will contain the band's rendition of the Nancy Sinatra classic These Boots. However, it appears that the version of the song that will find its way onto the reissue ...

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MEGADETH Set To "Kill" Again In February

The remixed and remastered version of MEGADETH's debut CD, Killing Is My Business...And Business Is Good! , which was issued in its original form back in 1985, will be released through Loud Records on February 5th. While the official track listing for the reworked edition does not include MEGADETH's cover of the Nancy Sinatra classic ...

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DIAMOND HEAD: No Original Band Reunion Planned!

Despite DIAMOND HEAD's previous announcement that the four original members of the band have been rehearsing and writing together for the first time since 1983, there will not be a reunion IN ANY FORM of the original line-up, according to a clarification statement issued by the group. As previously reported, DIAMOND HEAD mainman Brian Tatler, ...

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MEGADETH's Mustaine And DIAMOND HEAD's Tatler To Record New CD!

MEGADETH leader Dave Mustaine and DIAMOND HEAD mainman Brian Tatler have been collaborating on material for a forthcoming project that they're both excited about and are due to enter the studio in the next few months to record a full-length album, according to an official statement from Tatler. Details are sketchy at the moment, but ...

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Archive News Dec 04, 2001

METALLICA have posted the following update on the present condition of frontman James Hetfield via their official web site at www.metallica.com:

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“Yes folks, we have word from James, and the news is all good. His recovery has gone exceedingly well, he is back out, about and feeling rather ...

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Archive News Dec 03, 2001

APOLLYON SUN, featuring former CELTIC FROST mainman Tom Gabriel Fischer, are currently composing and demoing new material for the group's upcoming sophomore full-length album at the band's own rehearsal studio facility (where the act have just upgraded the computer-based recording system) and at Oakland Recording, the group's long-time home when recording in ...

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Archive News Nov 29, 2001

Despite having just joined the ranks of Canada's ANNIHILATOR, former NEVERMORE axeman Curran Murphy has no intention of leaving his longtime outfit AGGRESSION CORE, which is currently in the process of recording its sophomore CD, according to a statement sent by the guitarist to BLABBERMOUTH.NET. The upcoming CD, entitled Victim Or Enemy ...

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Archive News Nov 28, 2001

SOULFLY are scheduled to perform at Salon 21 in Mexico City, Mexico on December 15th. Additional South American dates, including a possible Santiago, Chile gig on December 13th, will be announced shortly.


An MP3 file of the track “The Storm”, taken from KING DIAMOND's upcoming Abigail Part ...

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Archive News Nov 26, 2001

SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser will be joining former IRON MAIDEN vocalist Paul Di'Anno on stage as a very special guest at the latter's headlining appearance at the Manifesto Bar in Sao Paulo, Brazil on December 11th. Kisser will reportedly perform with Di'Anno at the first show of the singer's three-night stint ...

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Archive News Nov 13, 2001

STUCK MOJO will be supported by 420 MONKS, the band led by MOJO frontman Bonz, at the former group's upcoming reunion gig at The Cotton Club in Atlanta, Georgia on New Year's Eve. In related news, SICK SPEED, the post-MOJO band of guitarist Rich Ward and drummer Bud Fontsere, will play their ...

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Archive News Nov 01, 2001

Correction: ANTHRAX will now appear on the Late Night With Jay Leno show on Friday, November 2nd. Although details are sketchy at the moment, ANTHRAX's appearance is said to involve a previously-taped skit that will be aired via video. In related news, former ANTHRAX vocalist Neil Turbin has just signed to Metal ...

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Archive News Oct 30, 2001

ANTHRAX are rumored to be making an appearance on the Late Night With Jay Leno show this Wednesday, October 31st. In other ANTHRAX-related news, check out this humorous article from Lincoln Journal Star about an ANTHRAX fan whose “ANTHRAX” license plates have gotten him a heap of negative reactions from irate motorists ...

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Archive News Oct 24, 2001

Due to a technical problem at the server side (completely out of our control), we were unable to post any updates to these pages during the last two days. Although the problem appears to have been resolved, there is no guarantee that this sort of thing will not happen again in the ...

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