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DAVID ELLEFSON On MEGADETH's Next Record: 'Trust Me, It's Not Gonna Be A Lightweight Album'

David Ellefson says that MEGADETH's 35th-anniversary celebration in 2018, which saw the band putting out special releases, exclusive merch items and creating one-of-a-kind events and opportunities for fans worldwide, has influenced the musical direction of the group's next studio album. "I think one of the things that the 35-year campaign has done is it's gotten ...

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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE: 'I Don't Fancy Being Called A God'

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine was interviewed on the latest episode of the GUNS N' ROSES-centric "Appetite for Distortion" podcast. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. Asked if he embraces being called a "guitar god" or "heavy metal god" by some people, Mustaine — who is taking part in this ...

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Watch DAVE MUSTAINE Play JIMI HENDRIX Classics At Milwaukee Stop Of 'Experience Hendrix' Tour

Fan-filmed video footage of MEGADETH's Dave Mustaine performing during the March 21 "Experience Hendrix" concert at Riverside Theater in Milwaukee, Wisconsin can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube user "tristanfabriani"). Mustaine is taking part in the 2019 edition of the "Experience Hendrix" tour. The 30-date trek, a celebration of Jimi Hendrix's legacy and musical genius, ...

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Watch DAVE MUSTAINE Use Wah-Wah Pedal Live At 'Experience Hendrix' Concert In Raleigh

Fan-filmed video footage of MEGADETH's Dave Mustaine performing during the March 14 "Experience Hendrix" concert in Raleign, North Carolina can be seen below. The show marked the second time Mustaine used a wah-wah pedal live, following his appearance at the March 12 "Experience Hendrix" stop in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Mustaine admitted in an Instagram video message ...

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LARS ULRICH Looks Back On METALLICA's First-Ever Concert

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich celebrated the 37th anniversary of the band's first-ever concert by sharing the only photo he could find of the drum kit he used at the show, plus the setlist and his diary entry from that day. The concert took place on March 14, 1982 at Radio City in Anaheim, California — ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Talks 'Basstory' Tour, EMP Record Label And Playing With Other Bands

Germany's Moshpit Passion recently conducted an interview with MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how MEGADETH got permission to include songs from the various record companies it has done business with for its 35th-anniversary greatest-hits compilation, "Warheads On Foreheads": David: ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE To Use Wah-Wah Pedal Live For First Time: 'I've Been Apprehensive Of Using One For Obvious Reasons'

MEGADETH's Dave Mustaine will use a wah-wah pedal live for the first time during tonight's (Tuesday, March 12) "Experience Hendrix" concert at the Tivoli Theatre in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Mustaine revealed his plan in an Instagram video message earlier today. He said (see below): "Tonight's gonna be the first time I'm ever gonna use a wah-wah ...

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MEGADETH Teams Up With HEAVY METAL Magazine For 'Death By Design' 35th-Anniversary Graphic Novel

MEGADETH's 35th-anniversary greatest-hits compilation, "Warheads On Foreheads", will be accompanied by a 350-page graphic anthology, featuring comic book stories inspired by the songs on the album. The collaboration, titled "Death By Design", features stories written and illustrated by top talent from the comics, film, television and music world. The project, carefully curated by MEGADETH leader ...

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ICE-T's BODY COUNT To Record 'Carnivore' Album In April

BODY COUNT, the metal band fronted by hip-hop legend, actor and director Ice-T, will enter the studio in April to begin recording its new album, "Carnivore". A late 2019 release is expected. Ice-T tweeted about the upcoming disc: "I don't even need to say it's gonna be Brutal... Stay tuned for 'CARNIVORE'" Last June, Ice-T ...

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Which MEGADETH Album Does DAVID ELLEFSON Like Better: 'Risk' Or 'Super Collider'?

During a recent appearance on "The Metal Sucks Podcast", David Ellefson was asked which of the two most consistently maligned MEGADETH albums he prefers: 2013's "Super Collider" or 1999's "Risk". "It's funny," the bassist responded (hear audio below). "The 'Risk' songs worked great acoustically — these really simple singer-songwriter kind of songs almost. ...

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