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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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Megadeth Announce Japanese Tour Dates

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

"Just wanted to say that it has been a lot of entertainment for me the last three weeks getting to come back and spend time with you each morning.

"It's as if y'all are in my house having coffee each morning, in my robe, waiting for the noise level to go up in the other ends of my home.

"I really hope to see as many of you as possible on this next leg and as you prolly noticed on the Killing Road page, we have added our Japanese dates and we are excited about our returning to The Land Of The Rising Sun.

"But first, we must travel across the USA and we are going to be playing in some small places, so there will be some very intimate shows. These are the ones that I usually chit-chat a bit, and I am usually pretty talkative after those kind of shows. More...

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Megadeth Bassist Checks In

MEGADETH bassist James Lomenzo has posted this message on the band's official forum:

"What a fantastic trip it's been so far this year. It's been such an honor to cross the ocean once again and play for you all with the mighty MEGADETH. I haven't had much time to reminisce, family health problems have kept me pretty much on vigil since I've returned. Now that things are improving allow me to take some time to catch up. The enthusiastic response from the fans and the press here in the States and internationally has been mind blowing! It's one thing to talk to a journalist on the phone and have him or her say 'this is MEGADETH back to form', but it's quite another thing to see the vehemence of the crowd as they sing along to 'Washington Is Next!', 'Never Walk Alone' and 'Sleepwalker' in each and every city. You have no idea what a payoff that is, to see that kind of response. I humbly thank you. Now, on to my broken toe. You travel the world, a different hotel room every night. Not a whole lot of sleep... perhaps a bit of the spirits... not a scratch, not even a bruise. I return home and on my first night, I walk to the corner of my bed to grab the phone which is ringing, when all of a sudden... I'm alarmed by a strange 'click' from my right foot. I look down, only to realize that a slight miscalculation of about 2 mm put my toe in an unnatural and very painful position. I immediately reach down and try force the digit back into it's rightful position next to the other little 'piggies', no go. So now, it's finally my turn to visit old Doc Barton. Anyway, I'm hobbling about here considering the relative safety of the continuation of our 'Tour Of Duty', I may just tie myself to this chair until September... just to stave off any other potential hazards around the house.

I'd like to extend myself to you bass players out there. Post any questions or discussions you'd like to address directly to me in the musicians forum. I'll be happy to participate in as many posts as my time will allow. In the past I've use my website for this but since the last spam-inator's hostile take over, I've had to shut the forum down. I'd love to pick it up right here at old Megadeth.com.

Best to you all for now. Oh, one more thing... I may have something real interesting to post next week... see you then!"

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Dave Mustaine Checks In

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

"Droogies!

Well another week has come and gone and we had a busy one over here in sunny Fallbrook. I met with the record company, new merch company, talked with my agents and band, my webmasters here and at MySpace, our DVD director, one of the artists for the band, the publishing company, the business manager, the attorney, the personal manager, the Storekeeper, Ken (eng. on U.A.), DigiDesign, AND did interviews, while being a Daddy and Husband. [Author reserves the right to an psuedo-Alzheimer moment if I have forgotten someone]

The best part though, besides my family and my immediate inner circle, is coming here and seeing you everyday whilst I am at home. Those that I know (sorta) are even more fun to see. In the meantime with getting the 'life in order' bit, I have found tons of old demo tapes again, so my creative juices are flowing! Especially with everything going on!! Touring, new releases, yikes!!! Time to start sorting out a wompazillion files. UGH!

Things are good with the label and we talked about what to do next, as well as the video for whatever single we choose and what director. We also have the making of 'United Abominations' to discuss. I also talked to EMI about the box set (which I was listening to while writing this morning), and to the artist for the project to wrap this release up for the future. I love some of the really rare stuff on 'United Abominations', and there are a few songs on the record I would skip, but they are so important for telling the whole story of MEGADETH, that I left them in there.

Next was talking to the folks at Image about the remaining songs from 'That One Night', as well as finishing up the Gigantour 2006 film featuring Megs and LAMB OF GOD, and that meant getting my schedule sorted stat! I am almost finished fixing my studio to do video editing and I hope to start with Michael Sarna as soon as possible on the work in front of us. We have so much stuff to do; CD from Image, the extra songs, the 06 DVD, and the making of the UA record video, and that's not including if we choose him to do a video again, instead of just make films.

We started working out our schedules for the upcoming NAMM show, and I think it is very possible that all four of us will be there at the same time. It would be rad to do a little private party for you Droogies through Dean, but it would probably be a logistical nightmare. The Official MEGADETH eBay store will have loads o' new stuff coming in, and I think the band guys are going to send some stuff the Storekeepers way again soon, too.

Lastly, for now, I can say we have about 40-50 more shows this year, and then we break for the holidays. We are going to have a heavy schedule for next year, and promise to try our best to see you all.

So now, I am going back to sorting my studio and deciding which new songs to add into our headlining set in the States. Now that we have gotten some good road behind us, I want to keep playing stuff that exhilarates me. It is hard to decide which songs to play or not. I may need your help again. Thankfully James (Lomenzo - bass) knows a lot of the back catalogue and we can mix it up each night. I sometimes worry about the people that won't get to hear the songs they are familiar with, instead of us taking a trip down memory lane, deep into our catalogue.

Well, it's time to prepare my body to darken the doorway of a church with my shadow.

Have a great day today!"

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Megadeth In Talks About Making Of New Album Film

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

"Droogies!

Just a quick update:

MEGADETH's manager and I are having a fun day of business meetings here in sunny Fallbrook, and someone from the label is coming down today to talk about what we are going to do with the film from 'The Making Of United Abominations'.

We also are going over last details with the Pacific Rim Tour from approximately October 19 until November 19, and will soon be focusing on the time remaining in the year and the possibilities to slip a UK, European, or South American trip in before the Holidays.

I am still blown away with the job that Dave McRobb and his crew did here with the new Megadeth.com site and the new look for the other sites relating to Megs.

I am glad to see everyone here is in good spirits and we can't wait to get back at it. We will start rehearsals in LA around the end of next month, and we will keep you updated.

Until then, have a great day, I know I will."

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In This Moment Video To Debut On HBB

The “Headbanger’s Ball” debut of IN THIS MOMENT’s striking new video for “Beautiful Tragedy” is set for this Saturday, July 14. Directed by Robert Hall, whose special effects company, Almost Human Inc, is responsible for special makeup design in the upcoming feature film “Superbad,” the video features lead singer Maria Brink falling asleep in a bathtub and slipping into a surreal nightmare where a dark, evil figure looms amidst the burnt landscapes. The video is up on the band’s MySpace page here.

Commented guitarist Chris Howorth: “We spent a little more time on this new video. It’s got more of a storyline with the live-action element. The shoot took place in the mountains near Santa Clarita, California, where there was a recent forest fire. It was a really different vibe.”

Currently touring as part of the much-talked about free Ozzfest 2007 with metal’s most celebrated and colorful acts, IN THIS MOMENT will play to an audience press were curious to figure out themselves. “We didn’t know what to think,” Howorth said. “It’s packed. They were so loud! If today is an indication of how the rest of the tour is going to be, it is going to be one of the best tours to date.”

Keeping busy on the tour front, IN THIS MOMENT will play with Megadeth and The Confession on a nationwide trek soon after Ozzfest. “Being direct support for Megadeth is a dream,” Howorth says. “It’s up there with Ozzfest. They’re one of my favorite bands of all time. We’re really excited to be playing. A lot of Megadeth fans will discover us for the first time.”

The complete tour schedule is as follows: More...

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Mustaine Issues Update

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has issued the following update:

"I had a trip up to L.A. yesterday and had meetings for hours and there is some real kewl stuff coming up for all-things-mega.

"I saw all of the Pan-Pacific dates, and it potentially includes Indonesia, Singapore, South Korea, and China added in to the usual favorites of ours, Japan and Australia. There appears to be an especially great run coming up in Oz, which we will update you officially on, as soon as we can. We also discussed the U.S. mini-tour the September, and it looks like I am spending my birthday on the road again. Oh well, this way I can make a mess and not worry about the morning after. [We are excited how many fan club members are getting their tickets early] We also made contact with Michael Sarna (Gigantour 2005 and 2006 filmmaker) about finishing last year's Gigantour DVD, as well as special releases and broadcasts that Image wants to do with these films and the DVD 'That One Night', our live recording from Argentina.

"Actually looking forward to seeing the guy."

Xfire, the world's premiere gaming platform, will host a live chat with MEGADETH as part of "Xfire Music Week" this coming Monday, July 16 at 7:00 p.m. EDT at Xfire.com. 10 signed copies of MEGADETH's new album, "United Abominations", will be given away as prizes.

Sign up for the MEGADETH chat here. If you win a spot in the chat, you will receive an e-mail from Xfire between 24 and 48 hours before the live chat takes place.

MEGADETH will embark on a U.S. headlining tour in the fall, with support from IN THIS MOMENT and THE CONFESSION. Tickets go on sale to the public starting this Friday, July 13.

MEGADETH's latest CD, "United Abominations", has sold 109,000 copies in the United States since its May 15 release, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

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Megadeth Planning New Projects

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

"I just finished signing and sending off the 'Deth Certificates' that are being shipped with my new Dean VMNT guitars. They are limited, so I guess only certain stores will be getting them due to availability. I guess this would be some thing to talk about with the good folks of Dean or your local music store to see if they have the balls to carry Dean Guitars and the new Dave Mustaine VMNT Signature Dean Electric Guitar.

"I wanted to play guitar today, but my new axes are all in lockers being freighted back from Europe and Israel, and I just didn't want to play the other guitars that were here.

"Spoiled, I guess.

"Lots of great things are happening for all-things-mega and we should have a lot of dates to confirm soon, as well as some information of upcoming material and footage from the making of 'United Abominations', as well as several other exciting projects.

"We are planning out the rest of the year and the beginning of 2008 and that will allow us to visit all of your countries and thrash out to the new album and all of the classics that we have been bringing out of the vaults.

"I hope that my bandmates are enjoying their time off and I send my prayers to James' daughter and her speedy recovery, and to all of you . . . from Fallbrook and The House of Mustaine, have a great flipping night!"

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Mustaine Talks About U.N. And Politics

Shawn Macomber of The American Spectator recently conducted an interview with MEGADETH frontman Dave Mustaine. A few excerpts from the chat follow:

On the United Nations:

"I'm sure the United Nations does some good stuff. I mean, they've got one of the most beautiful women in the world pushing rice in Darfur. But that's the irony of it all. They'll send those C130s over there full of supplies, drop it off and...the rebels get it. Deliver it all the way if you're going to deliver it. What good is it if it goes to the bad people? Then there are these allegations of women and children being raped by peacekeepers in Africa — the first time that happens it's a crime, the second time it is a travesty."

"Why doesn't Michael Moore do an expose on the UN? When I see Syria on the Security Council [in 2002-2003], am I supposed to feel secure? It's mad....They just rely on UNICEF, this one good thing they're doing, to cover up all the stuff that they're not doing, to put them beyond dissent. I'm not impressed. How long are they going to sit by and watch Hezbollah fire Katyusha rockets into Israel from Lebanon? That's a question I'd like answered."

On musicians making their political views public:

"People say musicians should stay out of politics, and I agree. But I'm a citizen, too. I love my country. When I went to cover the [1992] Democratic National Convention for MTV, I walked around like a respectable American who happened to be in the music business instead of like one of these idiots in a T-shirt that says 'F -- k Our President.'

"In a lot of ways, it doesn't matter. I can't tell you how condescending the look I got from John Kerry was when I walked up to interview him at the 1992 convention or the way Oliver Stone treated me. I was like, 'You know what? Don't let the hair fool you, guys.'"

On MEGADETH's early lyrical approach:

"I had labelmates when I was on Capitol Records like POISON who had songs like 'Talk Dirty to Me'. That never appealed to me. I wanted to do something that was a little bit more profound, even if I didn't really want a bunch of pontificators in the front row."

Read the entire interview at www.spectator.org.

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Megadeth Tour Manager Reports On European Tour

MEGADETH's assistant tour manager Tracey Wiedeman has issued a lengthy report on the band's recent run of dates in Europe. Read it at this location.

MEGADETH's latest CD, "United Abominations", has sold 105,000 copies in the United States since its May 15 release, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Ticketmaster last week released several dates for MEGADETH's fall 2007 U.S. tour. The shows, none of which have been officially confirmed by the band, are as follows:

Sep. 04 - William a Egan Civic and Convention Center - Anchorage, AK
Sep. 12 - Grove of Anaheim - Anaheim, CA
Sep. 26 - The Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza - New York, NY
Sep. 29 - Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom - Hampton Beach, NH
Oct. 04 - House of Blues - Orlando, FL
Oct. 05 - House of Blues - Myrtle Beach, SC

More dates will be released soon.

Professionally filmed video footage of MEGADETH's June 8, 2007 performance at the Download festival at Donington Park, Leicestershire, England has been posted at YouTube.

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Mustaine Wants To Be In The Studio Again Before 09

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

"What a great day to get up and write to you all. I know that I have been very busy, and that there were a lot of times over the last few months that you may have seen me darting in or out of a building, and I was unable to stay and chit-chat. Well, I am relatively sorry for that, althought there are sometimes, and we all have them, when you are with someone you can talk to for hours and never want to leave . . . or then there's conversations for mere seconds, where the dead fish smell that permeates every conversation like that at the 'are you just about finished yet?' moment.

"It was great seeing all of the bands that we saw on the last tour, and I for one am ecstatic about the reviews that you have given us. The press has been really kind too (which makes me tremble), and I have to say that I have just experienced one of the best trips around the world so far with 'United Abominations' that I have had with damn near any previous record.

"Seeing people that I really respect too has made it fantastic! Stars on the stage and the stars behind them too were everywhere I turned. I didn't go one day without seeing someone that I loved, or liked and that I had worked with or toured with in the past.

"I got to see how many people around the world know and love James Lomenzo, which just continues to solidify his place in MEGADETH, and I also got to spend time with him myself when I was having the 'rough times' that we all go over whilst on tour.

"And the relentless comedy the Drover brothers provide is priceless (although the intellect of the jokes are worthless), and we laughed probably 50% of the trip around the world. I was semi-concerned because they are fans of so many of the bands that we have played with, some I influenced, some I even know, and there was one incident where they got snubbed by a band they were huge fans of, and I told them, 'that is why we never treat the fans like that.'

"Sadly, there is still that backstage poseur shit going on.

"I doubt the band they went to say hello to knew who they were, but still, it was bad form and I laughed because it only served to piss them off and they said before they went on stage, ' . . . gonna kill those guys . . . pricks . . . etc.' And we had fun!!!

"There were only a few shows with technical difficulties, and there were a few shows that we wished we played at different time slots, or lengths, or stages, but most importantly we got to see you, to show you that we are back and we are serious, and that we are coming to see you as soon as we can.

"We have dozens of offers for dates in the USA, Canada, the UK and Europe again, South America, Japan, Australia, and several new countries in the Pac Rim on our schedule. We are trying to go into China, South Korea, and some southern countries like Indonesia again.

"My hope is to one day go to South Africa, but for now, for this split second of divinity, I am happy just being in my teensy office at home.

"I would like to say thank you to the crew personnel that we have worked with so far this tour, there have been many great professionals and we wish you well. Some we have had to part ways with as paths cross and then un-cross again; and some were only temporary employees, too. I hope that we all will always remain friends for what we accomplished these last two years restocking my 'warchest.'

"Last but not least, I started writing some stuff whilst in Germany, as I am sure the others have too, so we are going to try to get back into the studio before 2009.

"We are still making a lot of great improvements around here at all-things-mega, and now that we are back home, a lot of the neat stuff we picked up along the way will be sent to the official MEGADETH eBay store, and I even think that Glen Drover is going to have one of his axes for auction soon.

"I hope everyone has a great day — this special day - seven - seven – seven."

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