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Mustaine Says He's Had Several Shots At Success

Nobody subtlety from a band named Megadeth. Nor does singer-guitarist Dave Mustaine. On the band's new album, "United Abominations," Mustaine, 46, draws upon reserves of youthful fury for tunes like "Amerikhastan" and "Washington Is Next!"

"Heavy metal is a barometer for our political well-being," says Mustaine, who plays Irving Plaza on Wednesday. "When we're facing war, music like this is popular because it's talking about aggression. I can't tell you one soldier I ever met that said he was listening to Duran Duran."

Despite a legendarily revolving lineup, Mustaine has managed to give Megadeth, which he formed in 1983, a consistent sound, with the tight crunch of his guitar always front and center.

"I like to punch my guitar in the stomach," says Mustaine. "I have the aggressive side covered, and the other guys have the beautiful side."

Several years back, though, fans saw a shockingly tender side of Mustaine in "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster," when he confronted drummer Lars Ulrich about the hurt that Ulrich and vocalist James Hetfield caused him when they kicked him out of the band in 1983.

But whatever water lies under that bridge, Megadeth, with more than 20 million albums sold worldwide, seems to have all the love it needs.

"I've had a couple of shots of success because of that relationship with the fans," he says, "just saying that I did some things I'm not proud of. It keeps us connected to them because we all do that."

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Megadeth Bassist Checks In

MEGADETH bassist James Lomenzo has issued the following update:

Gotta let you all know what a sensational tour this has been so far! Playing some of my old favorite haunts has really been a blast and getting to meet some of you on and around the venues has been fantastically re-affirming. From what you've been relaying to us, we're doin' right by the fans both old and new and to the Megadeth legacy. I'm so proud to be a part of this "resurgence" (the word most of you use when you describe your perception of Megadeth at large). All who have been present for our shows thus far from Alaska to last nights Milwaukee Wisconsin gig have really come full on and brought us the metal, in as much as we have tried to bring it to you making for some genuinely memorable shows. You have my humblest thanks.

My wife reminded me to share this with you so here goes... I ran into an old friend of mine in the hotel lobby in Portland a week and a half ago, Slash. We chatted a bit and then he got serious (seemingly) and said, 'Thanks to Megadeth I've got to go to traffic school!' I asked, 'Why?' and he explained, 'I Love the new album [United Abominations], every-time I drive I've got it crankin' in my car... I've gotten two speeding tickets thanks to you guys and now I've got to go to fuckin traffic school!' Of course, I apologized and then thanked him.

Hey, thanks for all the write-in's on my sticky in the musicians forum, it's been great chatting bass with you and watching some of you interact, keep those posts coming! Also, thanks to some of you for the great comments on my SayNow message board, I really dig hearing from you guys, what a great opportunity to hear your voices individually and get to catch up with some of my older fans. Like Dave (Mustaine), I'm toying with ideas on how to make communication on SayNow more interactive and fun so stay tuned."

James Lomenzo's SayNow number is as follows: 661.349.7208

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New Megadeth Video To Premiere Sept. 26

Megadeth's new video for the song "Never Walk Alone" will premiere exclusively on the official Megadeth MySpace page this coming Wednesday, September 26. The video was shot on August 22nd at Cheyenne Studios in Castaic, California. More information to follow.

In other news, Megadeth frontman, Dave Mustaine, has been reaching out to fans during their current headlining tour and inviting them to call his cell and share their thoughts. As part of a collaboration with www.saynow.com, fans can call and leave messages for Dave on his cell. At each tour date, Dave makes an announcement from the stage encouraging fans to call and leave him messages and tells them where his cell number is posted at the venue. Dave also sends out group voicemails from the stage at each tour date, letting fans know what city he’s in and invites the local audience to cheer in the background while he’s leaving the message. As part of his outreach to fans, he also leaves messages for people who have contacted him about current Megadeth activities. Anyone who’d like to leave a personal message for Dave and his bandmates can call them at the following numbers:

DAVE MUSTAINE: (619) 717-2000
GLEN DROVER: (818) 237-4680
SHAWN DROVER: (678) 999-2215
JAMES LOMENZO: (661) 349-7208

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The Confession Post Tour Diaries of Megadeth Tour

The Confession is on the road now with Megadeth and will be updating their Myspace blog daily with pictures from the road.

Here are the Confession tour dates with Megadeth:

Sep 11 2007 8:00P Warfield w/ Megadeth San Francisco, California
Sep 12 2007 8:00P Grove w/ Megadeth Anaheim, California
Sep 14 2007 8:00P House of Blues w/ Megadeth Las Vegas, Nevada
Sep 16 2007 8:00P Ogden w/ Megadeth Denver, Colorado
Sep 17 2007 7:00P The Blue Goat Salina, Kansas
Sep 18 2007 8:00P Pops w/ Megadeth Sauget, Illinois
Sep 19 2007 8:00P Eagles Club w/ Megadeth Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Sep 21 2007 8:00P Egyptian Room w/ Megadeth Indianapolis, Indiana
Sep 22 2007 8:00P Newport Music Hall w/ Megadeth Columbus, Ohio
Sep 23 2007 8:00P Orbit Room w/ Megadeth Grand Rapids, Michigan
Sep 24 2007 7:30P Peabody’s Cleveland, Ohio
Sep 25 2007 8:00P Town Ballroom w/ Megadeth Buffalo, New York
Sep 26 2007 8:00P Irving Plaza w/ Megadeth New York, New York
Sep 28 2007 8:00P Lupos Strand Theater w/ Megadeth Providence, Rhode Island
Sep 29 2007 8:00P Hampton Casino w/ Megadeth Hampton Beach, New Hampshire
Sep 30 2007 8:00P 930 Club w/ Megadeth Washington DC, Washington DC
Oct 1 2007 8:00P Toads Place w/ Megadeth Richmond, Virginia
Oct 3 2007 8:00P Revolution w/ Megadeth Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Oct 4 2007 8:00P House of Blues w/ Megadeth Lake Buena Vista, Florida
Oct 5 2007 8:00P House of Blues w/ Megadeth Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Oct 6 2007 8:00P The Norva w/ Megadeth Norfolk, Virginia
Oct 7 2007 8:00P Hooligans w/ In This Moment Jacksonville, North Carolina
Oct 7 2007 8:00P Hooligans w/ In This Moment Jacksonville, North Carolina
Oct 8 2007 8:00P Monkey Bar w/ In This Memory Huntington, Virginia
Oct 9 2007 8:00P Bulldog Cafe / In This Moment Louisville, Kentucky
Oct 11 2007 8:00P Static Bar w/ In This Moment Kansas City, Missouri
Oct 12 2007 8:00P Rampage Studios w/ In This Moment Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Oct 14 2007 8:00P Launch Par w/ In The Moment Albaquerque, New Mexico

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Ex-Megadeth Guitarist Lands Japanese Movie Role

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman has landed a role in a major motion picture in Japan. The movie, called "Gugudatte Neko Dearu", stars Koizumi Kyoko and is slated for a 2008 release. Marty began filming his parts last week and will wrap work on the project in December.

Friedman released the "Exhibit B - Live in Japan" DVD and "Exhibit A - Live in Europe" CD simultaneously in Japan on August 22 by Avex. These feature different setlists, but with the same band members: Jeremy Colson (drums), Ron Jarzombek (WATCHTOWER, SPASTIC INK; guitar) and Chris Catero (bass). The details are as follows:

"Exhibit A - Live in Europe" CD:

01. Theme From Namida (Tears)
02. Elixir
03. Anvils (Celluloid Revenge Ending)
04. Gimme A Dose
05. Street Demon
06. It's The Unreal Thing
07. Fuel Injection Stingray
08. Stigmata*Addiction
09. Tibet
10. Angel
11. Paradise Express
12. Ripped
13. Cheer Girl Rampage
14. Thunder March
15. Ballad Of The Barbie Bandits
16. Hound Dog

"Exhibit B - Live in Japan" DVD:

01. Strange Gods And Suspicious Angels (intro)
02. Theme From Namida (Tears)
03. Elixir
04. Anvils (Celluloid Revenge Ending)
05. Gimme A Dose
06. Street Demon
07. It's The Unreal Thing
08. Fuel Injection Stingray
09. Stigmata*Addiction
10. Devil Take Tomorrow
11. Asche Zu Asche / My Oh My (Mutation Medley)
12. Paradise Express
13. Ripped
14. Salt In The Wound
15. Cheer Girl Rampage
16. Thunder March
17. Ballad Of The Barbie Bandits
18. Dragon Mistress / Io Che Non Vivo (Senza Te) / Be
19. Hound Dog

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Megadeth To Stream Columbus Show

MEGADETH have issued the following update:

"Just announced, Megadeth will kick off the Pacific Rim tour in Bangkok, Thailand this October 23rd! Tickets go on sale Sept 15th. Check the Killing Road for details. Also, tune in Sunday, September 23rd at 7:30 PM ET for a live stream of Megadeth in concert from the Newport Music Hall in Columbus, Ohio! You will need to register at Yebotv.com to catch this live event! Dont miss it!

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BMTH Added To Select Australian Gigantour Shows

UK metalcore act BRING ME THE HORIZON have been added to the following three dates on Australia's Gigantour featuring MEGADETH, STATIC-X, DEVILDRIVER and LACUNA COIL:

November
13 - Melbourne, Australia - Festival Hall
15 - Sydney, Australia - Luna Park Big Top
18 - Brisbane, Australia - Riverstage


Vocalist Oli Sykes commented about the dates: "We can't wait to get out to the Australia. We've done loads of touring this year, going to new places and meeting new people and it's been great. I actually used to live in Australia, but haven't been back for years. To be able to return to tour with Megadeth is a dream come true."

Bring Me The Horizon's debut album, Count Your Blessings, was released in North America on August 14 via Earache Records.

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Dave Mustaine Checks In With Rehersal Update

MEGADETH's web site has been updated with the following message:

"[On Friday, August 31], from the rehearsal studio in Los Angeles, Dave Mustaine sent a reply out to fans through the SayNow voice mail: 'Hey this is Dave Mustaine calling you back. I'm finally at rehearsal right now, I'm sitting right next to Shawn [Drover, drums]. Say 'Hi Shawn!'

"Check out more of what Dave and the band had to say and be sure to call in and leave your own voice mail for Dave! He looks forward to hearing from you and replying!!

Fans can call Mustaine at 619-717-2000 and leave him a message. Leave a voice-mail or text message and you may just get a call or text back from Dave Mustaine himself. Dave will leave new messages for only people who are registered at SayNow.com.

MEGADETH's U.S. tour this fall kicks off in Anchorage, Alaska on September 4, taking the band through 24 U.S. cites ending up in Norfolk Virginia on October 6. Support on the dates will come from IN THIS MOMENT and THE CONFESSION.

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Dave Mustaine Issues Gigantour Update

MEGADETH frontman Dave Mustaine has issued the following update on the Gigantour.com web site:

"Today is Monday and there is one week left before we leave for Alaska. We will come home after that for 16 days and then it is off to the Pac Rim, and eventually to Australia, to start this awesome line-up of Gigantour 2007 in Australia, better known as G.2007.OZ!

"I know not everyone here is a MEGADETH or Dave Mustaine fan, but hopefully that will change after we play for you, or better yet, meet with you, and until then chat and post with you here.

"I don't use slang or abbr. much, due to there being so many ages and different nationalities here. I want to be as clear with what I say so that our friends around the rest of the world that cannot come see us, can 'live out' the concert through you loyal metal fans; through your ears and eyes, through the one thing that we all have in common — love for this kind of music!.

"Gigantour this year will consist of four bands again, as you may have seen the way we did it on our 'Maiden Voyage' last year. We played with Max Cavalera and his band SOULFLY, Michael and Angela of ARCH ENEMY, and the guys from CALIBAN (which I didn't get a chance to hang out with as much as I would have liked to) in 2006, and while I think most musicians dream of playing in 'exotic, far-away places,' the Aussie audience, it is something to be reckoned with. I mean beautiful tan faces of guys and girls of all ages, rugged lads and lasses from all over the Island, and they have such a 'Don't-fuck-with-me-and-I-won't-fuck-with-you' attitude in the pit, that while it seems friendly, there is also a very powerful and intimidating energy that you know could light a small city and it could change into a fire-breathing dragon!

"Whew!!!

"Seeing the guys in STATIC-X should be interesting because we haven't seen them since we last toured in the '90s and they were just converging on the metal scene - from my knowledge, that is. I also am friends with Dez from DEVILDRIVER and we met years ago when he was in COAL CHAMBER and Sharon Osbourne managed them. Dez promises to sit me down with a good bottle of wine, and there's no better place so far, since I really like Australia Shiraz (but what the hell do I know — as long as it doesn't say 'Maddog 20-20' on it I am good).

"And how can I forget LACUNA COIL? I think that everyone will be expecting Ms. Scabbia to join me/us to sing 'A Tout Le Monde' and while I hope that happens, I haven't asked her yet, so keep your fingers crossed! :-)

"Lastly, to the good people of Perth, as you know many years ago MEGADETH first came to Australia, and it was great! We fell in love with Oz, and we thought we were coming back soon after our first trip there; we just needed to get through Japan.

"Well, that is were the aforementioned Dragon of Oz first popped up, and we had to cancel Australia because someone (not me) ran out of illegal, medical type, sniffing or casually injectable street powder! So, naturally the blame was on us, (me, really and i wasn't the one who ran out!) and it was bad. We didn't return for a great many years.

"This time though, I remember playing with so much passion and excitement on Gigantour 2006 OZ. I have never felt so loved and anticipated by the Aussie fans in all my years of our records being available down under; from the several concerts we have played, to the 'almost self-imposed prison' we damn near put ourselves into. Yes, I am thrilled to come back to Australia, and especially to go to Perth: it almost isn't a real OZ Tour if you can't do both sides of the country. I mean it is nice, but Australia is about as old as the USA and about as big, and it would be like only playing NY, Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida and thinking that that is a US tour?!?!

"There is also going to be a celebration of sorts, because I can remember walking down a street to dinner with our partner, A.J. Maddah, in Australia for Gigantour for 2006 and 2007, and we were talking about the subject matter that makes up the song Amerikhastan. A.J. is a genius and we had some very stimulating conversations, some of which was about the Statue of Liberty, some on Halliburton's involvement, some on the republican scandal with young pages' pants being pulled down 'in secret,' by some guys 'in the Senate' and 'in the House of Representatives,' or more apropos, 'in the closet,' and how some democrats don't care, and will pull anyones pants down.

"So, that's it for me for the week. Stay tuned as we get the other bands aware of this great community here, and get the band-members, webmasters, and entire entourage with them, including all of the online fan-bases feeling welcome here.

"It is my personal invitation to become part of this forum and help us spread the cheer internationally of Gigantour as we all have a hand in building a festival for international metal fans around the world.

"There is also plenty of solid official MEGADETH information that can be found on us and about Gigantour that may not have been posted here yet, so please also check Megadeth.com, Myspace.com/megadeth, Gigantour.com, and Davemustaine.com (coming soon).

"Time for my morning coffee - I love you guys, and will see you soon!!!

"Aussie Aussie Aussie!"

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Gigiantour 2008 Line Up "Half Way Done"

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has posted the following message in the "Forums" section of the band's web site:

"I have been trying, albeit unsuccessfully, to record a podcast and it is not sounding too good. I think the studio has made me too picky. Anyway, I will be sending this MegaFanClub-only [MEGADETH's official fan club] podcast of answers to '10 Questions' and some small updates regularly.

"I was thinking of asking Justis [Dave's son] to ask me the questions, but his new quest to play in the Superbowl has drawn him away from music; and he is pretty good too so it is sad.

"Maybe I will ask Electra [Dave's daughter], but she is currently starting filming a television show with wrestling legend Bill Goldberg's lovely and talented wife Wanda Goldberg about taking care of animals and I am sure there will be more to post once the show officially launches its press campaign. I am sure I will get it done, and in the mean time today when I was going over the questions, I noticed how excited some of you were in the questions. Well, I am excited to answer your questions and give you updates on all-things-MEGA.

"I am sorry but the '10 Questions' are only going to be for MegaFanClub members, and members should send in only one question; multiple questions or two-part questions may not be delivered through to make it into my hands on the road. But there will be samples of it here to give you a peek at what they will sound like.

"I just approved some really great new items for your MEGADETH merchandise collection, and we are halfway done with the talent lineup for Gigantour in the States next year.

"We have a contest coming up surrounding the guitar I will be using in the [upcoming MEGADETH] video [for 'Never Walk Alone...A Call To Arms']. And we are considering letting the fan club members know where the location of the shoot is."

MEGADETH's U.S. tour this fall kicks off in Anchorage, Alaska on September 4, taking the band through 24 U.S. cites ending up in Norfolk Virginia on October 6. Support on the dates will come from IN THIS MOMENT and THE CONFESSION.

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Ministry To Be Joined By Megadeth Members

MINISTRY mastermind and industrial metal pioneer Al Jourgensen has revealed the band's lineup for its final tour, which is expected to kick off early next year. It is as follows:

Al Jourgensen - Vocals
Jimmy DeGrasso (MEGADETH, Y&T, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES) - Drums
David Ellefson (MEGADETH, F5, TEMPLE OF BRUTALITY) - Bass
Tommy Victor (PRONG) - Guitar
Sin Quirin (THE REVOLTING COCKS) - Guitar
John Bechdel (FEAR FACTORY, KILLING JOKE) - Keyboards

In a recent interview with Germany's Rock Hard magazine, Jourgensen said, "We're tourng pretty extensively – we're doing like the CHER farewell tour. [Laughs] It's gonna be, like, 20 weeks of mayhem around the world, and then we're done."

After 27 years, 11 studio albums, four Grammy nominations, and plenty of pain, MINISTRY will release its final album, "The Last Sucker", on September 18. This will give Jourgensen plenty of time to devote himself to expanding his borderland compound, 13th Planet Records.

"I've got a lot of side-projects and new projects I want to focus on," explained Jourgensen. "We have our our own label, 13th Planet Records, we're building, and I want to sign, produce and collaborate with other artists. Being in the studio writing, recording and collaborating is my favorite part of this snake-oil industry. I'd rather be behind the console than behind the mic. Plus, I kinda like the synchronicity of Dubya and MINISTRY riding off into the sunset hand in hand."

"The Last Sucker" is the third in an unrelenting and uber-critical trilogy aimed at exposing the foils, failures and fabrications perpetrated by the George W. Bush administration. The CD, which follows 2004's "Houses of the Molé" and last year's "Rio Grande Blood", is the final nail in the Dubya coffin. The album was produced and recorded by Jourgensen himself at his 13th Planet compound in El Paso, TX, with musicians Thomas Victor (PRONG) on guitars, Paul Raven (KILLING JOKE, PRONG) on bass and guitarist Sin Quirin (THE REVOLTING COCKS). In addition, Burton C. Bell (FEAR FACTORY) makes a vocal appearance on "Die In A Crash", as well as the album's final two songs, "End of Days" parts One and Two.

"The Last Sucker" track listing:

01. Let's Go
02. Watch Yourself
03. Life Is Good
04. The Dick Song
05. The Last Sucker
06. No Glory
07. Death & Destruction
08. Roadhouse Blues
09. Die In a Crash
10. End of Days (Pt. 1)
11. End of Days (Pt. 2)

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DevilDriver Hit The Road With Megadeth

Here are the confirmed Australian dates for the Gigantour with Megadeth, Static-X, DevilDriver, and Lucuna Coil. Tickets go on sale August 23rd.

Nov. 10 - Perth, Metro City (18+)
Nov. 12 - Adelaide, Thebarton Theatre (All Ages)
Nov. 13 - Melbourne, Festival Hall (All Ages)
Nov. 15 - Sydney, Luna Park Big Top (18+)
Nov. 18 - Brisbane, Riverstage (All Ages)

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Dave Mustaine Posts Update On New Video And More

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has posted this message on the band's official forum:

"Droogies!

Today was an early day for me; I was up before the sun (and not because I didn't go to sleep), and I hear a noise in the front room of my home, again it is 4:30AM. Electra and her friends that stayed over (Electra had a party for her high scores in school) and they couldn't possibly be up at that hour of the morning. I mean they may be young, but they are still girls and like to sleep. But there they were, all of them had woken up and were trying to monkey around with the games and entertainment stuff. All I know is I heard a clunk and I thought, I am going to look like Hugh Hefner (or Yngwie) in some robe with a shotgun (and no, I don't have a gun) on the morning news, after I kill whatever is in my house at 4:30AM.

I would have given someone's eye teeth for a 12 gauge 'silly string' shotgun at the exact second I saw it was the pre-teen slumber party dwarves! Boy, that'll get your blood flowing. Whatev! Life is flying by!

The last five weeks of our nine week break went by in a blast of driving back and forth, with all our family's in tow, and for meetings with/for the band and just taking some solitary vacation time to recharge the batteries. And the rest of our time home is going to be nuts for me with getting revved up to go, but I am going to make the best of it, and we are having so much time together with Electra, Justis, and Pam that I know I will have a great end of summer with you all.

The next two weeks are busy!

There is the video for 'Never Walk Alone' that is going to be shot at the end of this month [more later] and its terrific storyline. I am more excited about this video shoot coming up than I have been since shooting 'Holy Wars' and 'Hangar 18'.

We decided on two new songs to add to the set; one (from 'Countdown To Extinction' - in honor of one of my best friends) is 'Ashes In Your Mouth' and the other, from 'Killing Is My Business', etc., is 'The Skull Beneath The Skin'. This should please a lot of old school enthusiasts. Or just old people in general.

On the release front, 'That One Night' has been certified Gold in the USA and I want to thank every one of you that bought this DVD. It's also cool to see other countries try for a few bars the 'aguante MEGADETH' line. I heard the CD with the bonus tracks on it for 'TON' and it brought back great memories of that special evening. Man, I get to relive it every time I hear that record!

Our box-set 'Warchest' is coming out later this year and there will be a formal announcement of all the details as we get closer, but I am sure this is a great study of what my band set out to be, Sure some time s the performances were off, but there was a vibe, and an attitude that you could touch in the air it was so thick. There is also a DVD of a very rare performance from the RIP era line-up.

We are starting to talk to our endorsers about our appearances for NAMM this year, so stay tuned and we will let you know about that. I believe that me and the Drover boys are supposed to make a couple of visits to our endorser's distributors while on this next leg. And since we aren't going to be able to make it to all of the stores, the good folks at Dean and our dealers are going to work that out for themselves. We would love to show you some MEGADETH stuff and why we play Dean and Shawn play Ddrums (cuz he can't spell and neither can they!)

So, here is the scoop on the Pac Rim; we have been approached and are furiously negotiating, routing, budgeting, and trying to book our Asian tour from November 21 - December 2 to Surabaya, Indonesia; Downtown East, Singapore; Taipei, Taiwan; Bangalore, India, Bangkok, Thailand, Beijing and Shanghai, China. We are also doing Japan as you know (a favorite of the Drovers), and are trying to close South Korea this trip too. This will be officially announced and confirmed here.

Now Australia is going to rock, and I know who the other bands are that are on Gigantour 2007OZ and I am pumped to not only see them all, but maybe even play a song or two with them, or they with us. I also get to keep my promise about showing the Drovers how big Australia really is now. Speaking of Gigantour, I talked to management about Gigantour 2008 and the line-up of bands we are considering are pretty stylish Metal bands. I'm so glad not to have to deal with the politics of uncool line-ups for tours like back in the old days. You either hooked up with a band(s) you totally gelled with, or not and the tour dragged on.

Michael Sarna has started work on the Gigantour DVD project while I am resting in San Diego, and we will have a tentative announcement this week on our status and what and where we are in the process, which songs by which bands will be included, etc. We also need to wrap up the edit on 'The Making Of United Abominations'. I am sure to have a lot of stuff to keep me busy through the holidays, but the most important thing is that I am one day away from starting going through all of my riff and files and tapes again from the last tour, and from before in my Pro-Tools rig.

I am going to watch Blazing Saddles with my family and have a good laugh.

Love and Bruises,

Dave Mustaine"

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Dave Mustaine To Do Online Chat

MEGADETH fan club (MegaFanClub) members can chat live with mainman Dave Mustaine this Sunday, August 12 at 3:00 p.m. PDT/ 6:00 p.m. EDT (22:00 GMT) at the fan club chat room. This chat with Dave is a fan club exclusive and you must be a member of the MegaFanClub to participate. As an added bonus, MegaFanClub is giving away three "That One Night: In Buenos Aires" CDs as door prizes. Winners will be chosen randomly from those participating and will be notified at the end of the chat.

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Dave Mustaine Places Donnington Shirt On Ebay

This message has been posted on MEGADETH's official website:

"Up for auction now at the official MEGADETH eBay store, is the one and only MEGADETH Army shirt that Dave Mustaine wore at UK's Download festival in 2005! Fans have shown so much interest in getting their hands on this item that now is your chance! Shirt is signed by Dave and comes with a certificate of authenticity! ONLY ONE DAY REMAINING FOR THIS AUCTION!"

Here are the band's upcoming tour dates:

North American Tour Of Duty (w/ IN THIS MOMENT and THE CONFESSION):

Sept. 4 - Anchorage, AK - The Egan Convention Center
Sept. 5 - Fairbanks, AK - The Carlson Center
Sept. 7 - Seattle, WA - Moore Theatre
Sept. 8 - Spokane, WA - Big Easy
Sept. 9 - Portland, OR - Roseland
Sept. 11 - San Francisco, CA - Warfield
Sept. 12 - Anaheim, CA - Grove
Sept. 14 - Las Vegas, NV - House Of Blues
Sept. 16 - Denver, CO - Ogden
Sept. 18 - Sauget, IL - Pops
Sept. 19 - Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Club
Sept. 21 - Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room
Sept. 22 - Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
Sept. 23 - Grand Rapids, MI - Orbit Room
Sept. 25 - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom
Sept. 26 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza
Sept. 28 - Providence, RI - Lupo's
Sept. 29 - Hampton Beach, NH - Hampton Beach Casino
Sept. 30 - Washington, DC - 930 Club
Oct. 1 - Richmond, VA - Toad's Place
Oct. 3 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution
Oct. 4 - Orlando, FL - House Of Blues
Oct. 5 - Myrtle Beach, SC - House Of Blues
Oct. 6 - Norfolk, VA - Norva

Japanese Tour Of Duty:

Oct. 30 - Tokyo, Japan - Shibuya C.C. Lemon Hall
Oct. 31 - Tokyo, Japan - Shibuya C.C. Lemon Hall
Nov. 1 - Tokyo, Japan - Shibuya AX
Nov. 5 - Nagoya, Japan - Zepp Nagoya
Nov. 6 - Osaka, Japan - Koseinekin Kaikan

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Classic British Metal Documentary Posted Online

In 1989, BBC2 television aired a five-part music genre documentary series in the UK called “Arena.” One of the episodes, “Heavy Metal,” featured live footage from Metallica, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Napalm Death, Motörhead, Slayer and others.

The production features no narration, instead relying on interview commentary and concert clips to place the viewer in the heart of the metal scene and elliptically tell the story of the genre.

Various scenes specifically delve into metal culture: a club full of kids, but no bands, mosh around a dancefloor to music broadcast on a PA; and a kid who couldn’t be more than 10 shreds out solos with more agility than most thrash metal veterans.

There are also straight-out humorous moments, like when an interviewer asks W. Axl Rose, “Do you have anything in common with Iron Maiden, and he replies without a pause, “I hope not.”

You can watch this metal portion of the feature on Google Videos.

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Metal Gets Its Due On Massive Rhino Boxed Set

Heavy metal fans will be banging their heads in delight this fall with the release of Rhinos's "Heavy Metal Box," due Oct. 2. The four-disc, 70-song set boasts classic tracks from Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Motorhead and Slayer, among dozens of others.

Arranged chronologically from 1968 to 1991, the compilation also boasts hits from bands like Deep Purple, Metallica, Black Sabbath, Iron Butterfly, Pantera, Alice Cooper, Venom, Testament, Rush and Megadeth; the project will be packaged in a box resembling a Marshall guitar amp.

The liner notes will include extensive photos, track commentary and interviews with Ronnie James Dio and Lita Ford.

Here is the track list for "The Heavy Metal Box": More...

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Megadeth Guitarist Checks In

MEGADETH guitarist Glen Drover has posted this message on the band's official forum:

"Hello all!

Just wanted to drop all of you a few lines to share some new and exciting news...

My good friends at Dean Guitars are now presently working on a nice new graphic guitar for me, which will have (yes, you guessed it) the front cover artwork for 'United Abominations'! I have seen how this guitar will look and all I can say is...AMAZING!!!! Fans of my older 'Peace Sells' guitar will love this one! Should be ready for the beginning of the U.S. tour in September.

Speaking of gear, there may also be some changes to my live rig, which I cannot expand on right now. Stay tuned for that info.

Aside from that, I have been doing some serious R&R here at home since the end of the last tour; starting to get into shape for the next U.S. run and also looking forward to visiting all of our friends in Alaska!! We are all very excited about this trip!!!!

Stay well and hope you are all Having a great summer!"

Here are the band's upcoming tour dates:

North American Tour Of Duty (w/ IN THIS MOMENT and THE CONFESSION):

Sept. 4 - Anchorage, AK - The Egan Convention Center
Sept. 5 - Fairbanks, AK - The Carlson Center
Sept. 7 - Seattle, WA - Moore Theatre
Sept. 8 - Spokane, WA - Big Easy
Sept. 9 - Portland, OR - Roseland
Sept. 11 - San Francisco, CA - Warfield
Sept. 12 - Anaheim, CA - Grove
Sept. 14 - Las Vegas, NV - House Of Blues
Sept. 16 - Denver, CO - Ogden
Sept. 18 - Sauget, IL - Pops
Sept. 19 - Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Club
Sept. 21 - Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room
Sept. 22 - Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
Sept. 23 - Grand Rapids, MI - Orbit Room
Sept. 25 - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom
Sept. 26 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza
Sept. 28 - Providence, RI - Lupo's
Sept. 29 - Hampton Beach, NH - Hampton Beach Casino
Sept. 30 - Washington, DC - 930 Club
Oct. 1 - Richmond, VA - Toad's Place
Oct. 3 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution
Oct. 4 - Orlando, FL - House Of Blues
Oct. 5 - Myrtle Beach, SC - House Of Blues
Oct. 6 - Norfolk, VA - Norva

Japanese Tour Of Duty:

Oct. 30 - Tokyo, Japan - Shibuya C.C. Lemon Hall
Oct. 31 - Tokyo, Japan - Shibuya C.C. Lemon Hall
Nov. 1 - Tokyo, Japan - Shibuya AX
Nov. 5 - Nagoya, Japan - Zepp Nagoya
Nov. 6 - Osaka, Japan - Koseinekin Kaikan

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Megadeth To Release Argentina Show On CD

MEGADETH and Image Entertainment will release "That One Night: Live In Buenos Aires", a live double CD set on September 4, 2007.

The companion to the gold-certified DVD of the same name that was released earlier this year, the CD set contains 22 tracks, including three — "Skin Of My Teeth", "Die Dead Enough" and "Angry Again" — not included on the DVD.

This show was filmed live at Obras Stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina on October 9, 2005 before a rabid audience of over 25,000 fans. The disc features songs encompassing MEGADETH's career, ranging from their 1986 album "Peace Sells…But Who's Buying" through 2004's "The System Has Failed".

"This was one of the greatest nights of my life," says MEGADETH founder and frontman Dave Mustaine. "I am glad I was able to document it and share it with you."

MEGADETH — Mustaine, along with guitarist Glen Drover, drummer Shawn Drover and bassist James Lomenzo — just finished playing festivals overseas and will return to the U.S. for a headlining tour this fall.

"That One Night: Live In Buenos Aires" CD track listing:

01. Blackmail The Universe
02. Set The Word Afire
03. Skin Of My Teeth
04. Wake Up Dead
05. In My Darkest Hour
06. Die Dead Enough
07. She Wolf
08. Reckoning Day
09. Hangar 18/Return To Hangar
10. I'll Be There
11. Tornado Of Souls
12. Trust
13. Something That I'm Not
14. Kick The Chair
15. Coming Home To Argentina
16. Symphony Of Destruction
17. A Tout Le Monde
18. Angry Again
19. Peace Sells
20. Holy Wars

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Exclusive Megadeth Footage To Air This Weekend

This message has been posted on MEGADETH's official website:

"MegaFanClub members get ready for the exclusive backstage video, in a large screen custom player, that was shot at the MEGADETH show in Cleveland, Ohio this past May 11 by our MegaFanClub video crew! This is part one of a two part'er video adding up to approximately 15 minutes of some killer exclusive behind-the-scenes footage! Only at the MegaFanClub, this weekend! Also, our ever so popular 'Friday Night Giveaway' is a go for tonight at the club forums! Details at the club!"

Here are the band's upcoming tour dates:

North American Tour Of Duty (w/ IN THIS MOMENT and THE CONFESSION):

Sept. 4 - Anchorage, AK - The Egan Convention Center
Sept. 5 - Fairbanks, AK - The Carlson Center
Sept. 7 - Seattle, WA - Moore Theatre
Sept. 8 - Spokane, WA - Big Easy
Sept. 9 - Portland, OR - Roseland
Sept. 11 - San Francisco, CA - Warfield
Sept. 12 - Anaheim, CA - Grove
Sept. 14 - Las Vegas, NV - House Of Blues
Sept. 16 - Denver, CO - Ogden
Sept. 18 - Sauget, IL - Pops
Sept. 19 - Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Club
Sept. 21 - Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room
Sept. 22 - Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
Sept. 23 - Grand Rapids, MI - Orbit Room
Sept. 25 - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom
Sept. 26 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza
Sept. 28 - Providence, RI - Lupo's
Sept. 29 - Hampton Beach, NH - Hampton Beach Casino
Sept. 30 - Washington, DC - 930 Club
Oct. 1 - Richmond, VA - Toad's Place
Oct. 3 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution
Oct. 4 - Orlando, FL - House Of Blues
Oct. 5 - Myrtle Beach, SC - House Of Blues
Oct. 6 - Norfolk, VA - Norva

Japanese Tour Of Duty:

Oct. 30 - Tokyo, Japan - Shibuya C.C. Lemon Hall
Oct. 31 - Tokyo, Japan - Shibuya C.C. Lemon Hall
Nov. 1 - Tokyo, Japan - Shibuya AX
Nov. 5 - Nagoya, Japan - Zepp Nagoya
Nov. 6 - Osaka, Japan - Koseinekin Kaikan

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