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Latest Earshot News

Below is our complete Earshot news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

Hermano To Play Only U.S. Show In Lexington, KY

Hermano has scheduled its sole US show for Saturday, March 29 at A1A in Lexington, Kentuckey.

With its members scattered across the country, one-off shows are virtually impossible for Hermano, and the band tours infrequently, making this show a truly special opportunity for fans to experience Hermano live.

Also appearing will be The Oxford Farm Report, Fabric, and Earle Grey featuring Steve Earle. Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance through ticketfusion.com and $10 at the door.

Hermano’s "...Into the Exam Room," the third release from American heavy blues rockers Hermano, was released January 22 in North America via Regain Records. The group, which features musical heavyweights John Garcia (Kyuss/Unida), David Angstrom (Black Cat Bone/Supafuzz), Steve "Dandy" Brown (Dock Ellis/Orquesta del Desierto), Chris Leathers (Supafuzz), and Mike Callahan (Disengage/Earshot), went for a classic old-school escape-ism approach with "…Into the Exam Room." No messages, no hidden meanings – just pure heavy rock lined with beautiful harmonies and Garcia’s distinct yowl.

Formed in 1998 as a side project, Hermano has flourished for nearly a decade. The group’s writing sessions happen in its members’ respective cities, with ideas tossed into the song library by every member until the quintet sifts through and chooses the best.

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Nick Unprepared For Megadeth Shows, Earshot Leave

Megadeth's tour manager has posted the following message on the band's official website:

To All Droogies everywhere, I was there, and I was involved in the decision making process with Nick and Dave of replacing Megadeth's drummer.

Nick knew that there was not a lot of time to get prepared for the tour, but he still tried to pull it off. Sadly, he was not prepared for the physical demands of a Megadeth show, and as all Droogies know, Megadeth is not some wimpy top 40 band that walks on a stage and gives a half-assed show.

This is why Nick knew Megadeth had to make this decision. Nick was actually involved in the discussion of bringing Shawn Drover into the camp.

Dave worked very hard with Nick to make this all happen, but it just was not coming together and time was running out to get this tour off the ground, so the change was made for the band and for you the fans. Dave did the right thing.

So to all Droogies throughout the world, MEGADETH IS BACK AND BETTER THAN EVER!

In other news, Earshot has decided to drop off the Megadeth tour.

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Megadeth Adds More Tour Dates

Megadeth has added more dates to his tour, according to Pollstar.com. The dates so far are as follows:

Oct. 23 Reno, NV @ Reno Hilton
Oct. 24 Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Hotel - The Joint
Oct. 25 Anaheim, CA @ The Grove Of Anaheim
Oct. 26 San Diego, CA @ 4th & B
Oct. 28 San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
Oct. 29 Hollywood, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
Oct. 30 Phoenix, AZ @ Dodge Theatre
Oct. 31 Tucson, AZ @ Anselmo Valencia Amphitheatre
Nov. 02 Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
Nov. 04 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave / Eagles Club
Nov. 05 Sauget, IL @ Pop's
Nov. 06 Fort Wayne, IN @ Piere's
Nov. 07 Cleveland, OH @ Odeon Concert Club
Nov. 09 Washington, DC @ Nation
Nov. 10 New York, NY @ Roseland
Nov. 12 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
Nov. 13 Boston, MA @ Avalon
Nov. 14 Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
Nov. 16 Toronto, ON @ Kool Haus (formerly Warehouse)
Nov. 17 Detroit, MI @ State Theatre
Nov. 18 Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room
Nov. 19 Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
Nov. 21 Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Th. For Perf. Arts
Nov. 22 Regina, SK @ Doris Knight Hall
Nov. 23 Edmonton, AB @ Red's
Nov. 26 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
Nov. 27 Seattle, WA @ The Premier
Nov. 28 Spokane, WA @ Big Easy
Nov. 29 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
Nov. 01 Mexico City, MEX @ Palacio De Los Deportes

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Steev of Skinlab Set To Do Exodus Vocals on Tour

Following the firing of Exodus vocalist Steve "Zetro" Souza and the subsequent addition of Exodus to the Megadeth tour (replacing 12 Stones), it appears Steev Esquivel of SKINLAB / RE:IGNITION will be handling all vocal duties for the Bay Area's EXODUS on the bands forthcoming tour in support of MEGADETH. Also appearing on the bill with EXODUS will be nu-rockers EARSHOT.

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12 Stones Drop Off Megadeth's Tour

Christian hard rockers 12 Stones have officially dropped off Megadeth's "Blackmail The Universe Tour", which is scheduled to kick off on October 23 in Reno, NV. Previously announced openers Earshot will act as support for the entire trek except for six West Coast dates, which will feature San Francisco thrashers Exodus. The dates are as follows:

Oct. 23 - Reno, NV @ Reno Hilton *
Oct. 24 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint *
Oct. 25 - Anaheim, CA @ The Grove **
Oct. 26 - San Diego, CA @ 4th and B **
Oct. 28 - San Francisco, CA @ Warfield **
Oct. 29 - Los Angeles, CA @ Palladium **
Oct. 30 - Phoenix, AZ @ Dodge Theatre **
Oct. 31 - Tucson, AZ @ Casino Anselmo **
Nov. 02 - Denver, CO @ Filmore *
Nov. 04 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave *
Nov. 05 - St. Louis, MO @ Pops *
Nov. 06 - Ft. Wayne, IN @ Pierres *
Nov. 07 - Cleveland, OH @ Odeon *
Nov. 09 - Washington, DC @ Nation *
Nov. 10 - New York City, NY @ Roseland *
Nov. 12 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory *
Nov. 13 - Boston, MA @ Avalon Ballroom *
Nov. 14 - Montreal, QB @ Metropolis *
Nov. 16 - Toronto, ON @ Kool Haus *
Nov. 17 - Detroit, MI @ State Theatre *
Nov. 18 - Grand Rapids, MI @ The Orbit Room *
Nov. 19 - Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre *

* w/ Earshot
** w/ Exodus

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Megadeth Charts Well With 'The System Has Failed'

MEGADETH have triumphantly reclaimed their place on the Billboard chart, with their new album The System Has Failed (Sanctuary Records) entering the Top 200 Albums chart at #18, selling over 45,000 copies. The new album features the first single 'Die Dead Enough,' which is being played on 116 stations nationwide, with a companion video directed by Thomas Mignone.

On the live front, singer/songwriter/guitarist DAVE MUSTAINE and Megadeth will hit the road with support act Earshot from October 23 in Reno to November 20 in Minneapolis. Touring with Dave will be Glen Drover (guitar), and James MacDonough (bass), and Nick Menza returns to the group on drums.

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Megadeth New Video To Air On Headbanger's Ball

Megadeth's video for their new single, "Die Dead Enough", will debut on MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball" Saturday night (Sept. 11).

"Die Dead Enough" comes off Megadeth's highly anticipated new album, "The System Has Failed", due on September 14 through Sanctuary Records. The CD was recorded at Phase Four studios in Tempe, Arizona and features mainman Dave Mustaine alongside drummer Vinnie Colaiuta and bassist Jimmy Sloas. Additional lead guitar tracks were laid down by former Megadeth guitarist Chris Poland.

In other news, Megadeth's North American headlining tour in support of "The System Has Failed" is scheduled to kick off October 26 in San Diego, CA. A New York City date is tentatively penciled in for November 10. Support on the tour is expected to come from Los Angeles-based quintet Earshot. Other cities that will be covered during the first leg of the tour are San Francisco, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Tucson, Denver, Minneapolis, Chicago, Grand Rapids, Cleveland, Washington, Philadelphia, Boston, Montreal, Toronto, Detroit, Milwaukee and St. Louis.

Although there has been no official confirmation on the matter, Megadeth are hoping to play several European festivals next summer with Iron Maiden, Mustaine revealed during an appearance on the "Friday Night Rocks" show on New York's Q104.3 FM Friday night (Sept. 10). "[Iron Maiden singer] Bruce [Dickinson] and I are friends and we talked about it and he said that he wanted me to get on it, so I'm looking forward to the possibility of that happening," Dave said. "I've toured with Maiden a bunch of times, and I think it would be good for both bands."

"The System Has Failed" is Megadeth's first album since the announcement that Mustaine was disbanding the group following a serious accident in early 2002. At the time, it was unknown if severe nerve damage in his left arm would leave him able to perform again.

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Locobazooka 2004 Lineup Announced

Locobazooka 2004 is returning to the Fitchburg Municipal Airport this year for 2 full days of music lasting from September 25th through the 26th. Confirmed so far are the following artists:

Breaking Benjamin
Josh Todd
Monster Magnet

...with more TBA.

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