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Dave Mustaine and his family are currently in the Austin, Texas area house-hunting. Yesterday evening at a local restaurant, Dave randomly met up with music legend, Willie Nelson.
Dave tweeted, "Willie Nelson is in the restaurant I am eating at. I just met him! How cool is this???" and shortly after posted a photo of him talking to Willie about a possible guest appearance on the song "The Blackest Crow," which will be featured on Megadeth's new album, "Super Collider." More...
It probably shouldn't come as much of a surprise that metal isn't well represented in the annual Grammy awards, with possibly our most noticeable wins coming from Slayer in 2007 and 2008.
This year wasn't an exception, and unfortunately there isn't much wiggle room for actual metal acts to win when hard rock and heavy metal are lumped into a single category.
None of our "Best of 2012" winners here at Metalunderground.com made the nominations, and fully heavy bands only managed to get into the "Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance" category at the Grammy's this year. The nominees were:
"Love Bites (So Do I)" – Halestorm
"I'm Alive" – Anthrax
"Blood Brothers" (live) – Iron Maiden
"Ghost Walking" – Lamb of God
"No Reflection" – Marilyn Manson
"Whose Life (Is It Anyways?)" – Megadeth
In a move that will likely leave metal fans scratching their heads, but will please fans of the mainstream, Halestorm took home the win for "Love Bites (So Do I)." Footage of the event and Halestorm's acceptance of the Grammy can be viewed below, courtesy of Artisan News Service.
In other news of interest to hard rock and metal lovers, Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails snagged a Grammy win for "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" soundtrack in the category of "Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media," along with a related win for "Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package" for the same soundtrack. More...
The metal heavyweights in Megadeth have today announced that they will be touring the U.K. in June of this year. They will play headline shows in Newcastle, Glasgow, Manchester, and London. Tickets go on sale at 9 AM on Friday, February 15th, and are available from this location.
Currently working in the studio in San Diego on a 14th studio album titled "Super Collider," Dave Mustaine, along with bassist Dave Ellefson, drummer Shawn Drover, and guitarist Chris Broderick, are looking forward to its release in June 2013. Megadeth’s "Super Collider" is the first release through Mustaine’s new label, Tradecraft, through UMe. More...
Megadeth is currently in the studio working on a new release and has now posted another video update online.
Watch the clip below of Dave Mustaine, David Ellefson, Shawn Drover, and Chris Broderick recording tracks for album #14 at Vic's Garage studio in San Marcos, California during mid-January 2013.
This pending release will follow the band's last full-length album "Th1rt3en" (reviewed here).
Megadeth has posted a brief video update online featuring Dave Mustaine, Shawn Drover, and Chris Broderick recording tracks for album #14 at Vic's Garage studio in San Marcos, California during mid-January 2013.
Check out the studio clip below. Further details on the follow-up to the "Th1rt3en" album (reviewed here) will be announced as they are made available by the band.
After recently announcing via Twitter that Megadeth is parting ways with Roadrunner Records, Dave Mustaine has now revealed the band is officially working on a new album and follow-up to previous full-length "Th1rt3en" (reviewed here).
Dave Mustaine comments via his official Twitter account: "Johnny made it in. Record 14 is officially underway. Clips to upload tomorrow. Thrashin' time!"
Further details will be announced as they become available. In the mean time you can keep up with the band and new tour dates via Facebook here.
In a brief message posted on the social networking website, Twitter, American thrash metal legends Megadeth announced that they have parted company with Roadrunner Records. The message reads as follows:
"Today marks the end of an era with Roadrunner. Hopefully we can finish strong with a Grammy."
The band has been with Roadrunner since the release of the 2007 album, "United Abomination" and then went to release two more studio albums through the label, "Endgame" in 2009 and last year's "Thirteen," the latter of which has earned a Grammy nomination for the song, "Whose Life (Is It Anyways?)"
Beefy funny man, Billy Milano once said “Skinheads and bangers and punks stand as one Crossover to a final scene.” This insight he offered on S.O.D.’s 1985 release “Speak English or Die” would serve as a rallying cry for hardcore punks and metal heads to come together. Not only did this song help create a mindset for bringing together two scenes; it also constructed a formula for the two styles to merge. Known simply as metalcore or crossover, the term came to describe how hardcore bands added metal’s solos and heft to their arrangements, while thrash absorbed the speed, attitude and brevity of hardcore to their compositions.
Milano also claimed “It’s not the way you wear your hair, it’s what’s inside of you.” Even though these words ring true twenty-seven years after publication, and so often we see the two lines blurring together, hair styles have pretty much remained the same (minus poodle hair and mullets). Short hair, often bald or spiky, is still relegated to punks, while long hair is a feature of head bangers. Regardless of attitude and opposition to the mainstream, many punks and metal heads prefer to segregate.
After hearing an inspiring hardcore/crossover album from "The Casualties" and attending festivals such as Fun Fun Fun Fest and Chaos in Tejas that mesh metal and hardcore in the last year, I felt the need to research and write an article on the history of this topic. Through the usual resource of the Internet, Ian Christe’s book “Sound of the Beast: The Complete Headbanging History of Heavy Metal” and a first person source, I hope to shed light on this phenomenon. In the following article, we will look at the interchangeable qualities of punk and metal, as well as delving into each style’s social constraints. We will look at the bands that started this movement and analyze how the art form has evolved. Ready yourself for a crash course on punk-thrash crossover movement. More...
Megadeth's Dave Mustaine, who is no stranger to controversial statements and has repeatedly stated he doesn't believe President Obama was born in the United States, has now said he believes Obama staged the recent shootings in Colorado and Wisconsin to "pass a gun ban." Video of Mustaine making the statement can be viewed below. Dave says:
"Back in my country, my president is trying to pass a gun ban, so he's staging all of these, these murders, like the 'Fast And Furious' thing down at the border, Aurora, Colorado, all the people that were killed there, and now the beautiful people at the Sikh temple."
Megadeth kicked off a short tour of Asia yesterday, with a concert in Manila. Bassist David Ellefson has now posted a video clip from the trek, which shows some of the band's travels through the city, a meet-and-greet with fans, and backstage rehearsals.
Check out the footage in the YouTube clip available below. Megadeth's latest album, "Th1rt3en" (reviewed here), is available everywhere now.
We were greeted with the first hints of summer upon arriving at Suvilahti for day one of Tuska Open air metal festival. Ahead was three full days of metal, with a lineup that would please even the trickiest of metal fans. With program guide in hand, with the most interesting acts already chosen; Day one began.
Starting the festival was Finnish thrash metallers Profane Omen. They were a perfect choice to start the weekend, and although the start time was quite early for many, Profane Omen infused the crown that arrived with enough energy to shake off even the most persistent drowsiness. Jules didn’t allow for lethargic audience members with his typical stage antics of headbanging and giving each and every song his all. They played a healthy mix of old songs and new and thus began Tuska 2012.
One thing that was quite difficult was managing take in all the festival had to offer. Having a nasty case of strep all weekend, I was lucky to be able to keep up the pit hopping and running from stage to stage to see as many acts as possible. Starting a mere 15 minutes after Profane Omen was Alcest. More...
Megadeth recently taped an episode of the DIRECTV show The Guitar Center Sessions, which will be airing Friday, July 13th on DIRECTV's Audience Network, channel 239 and in 3D on DIRECTV channel n|3D.
Roadrunner Records has now posted a clip of the band performing "Symphony of Destruction" on the show. Check out the footage below. Megadeth's latest album, "TH1RT3EN" (reviewed here) is available everywhere now.
Megadeth's David Ellefson has checked in from the road with a new video update showcasing a day in the life of Megadeth in Lithuania as the "coffee chronicles" continue. Check out this latest clip below, or you can find David's video update from Romania at this location.
David Ellefson of Megadeth has checked in from Bucharest, Romania with a brief video clip wishing a happy Father's Day to the band's fans. Check out the video clip below. You can also find a recent video clip with Megadeth's Dave Mustaine from the Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis at this location.
Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine was interviewed by Fuse TV at the Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis, Tennessee. In the clip available below, he discusses the festival atmosphere, touring with Rob Zombie, the 20th anniversary of Megadeth's album "Countdown to Extinction," and why he's more interested in hearing a band's second album than its debut; and more.
Megadeth tour dates, with and without Rob Zombie, run through May 26th as the band supports new album "Th1rt3en" (reviewed here).
A number of rock and metal musicians have posted tributes online to Beastie Boys rapper, bassist and co-founder, Adam Yauch, aka "MCA." Yauch passed away earlier today at the age of 47. The cause of death is presently unknown, though it suspected to be linked to his run in with cancer in 2009, for which he underwent surgery. Yauch was recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame along with his other Beastie Boys bandmates and other acts including Guns N Roses and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, who dedicated their performance to absent Yauch.
Some of the hard rock tributes read as follows:
Slash: "Sad day. MCA was fucking awesome. RIP man. We'll miss you very much."
Anthrax: "RIP MCA. Cancer, you're an asshole.
Megadeth frontman, Dave Mustaine: "Rest In Peace Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch of the Beastie Boys. My condolences to his family and friends." More...
Megadeth's David Ellefson has posted a video clip online checking in from the band's U.S. tour kickoff tonight in Biloxi, MS. Check out the video clip in the player below. For a listing of upcoming Megadeth tour dates, head over to this location.
Megadeth bassist David Ellefson and guitarist Chris Broderick were interviewed on the black carpet of the Revolver Golden Gods Awards 2012 by Metal Injection. During the interview, the band members addressed their feelings on Dave Mustaine's recent controversial statements.
The duo also discussed the writing process for new material and what the future holds for the band. Check out the clip here or in the player below.
TuRbO's Metal Meltdown has posted an interview online with Gwar's Oderus Urungus, in which he lets the world know how he feels about Dave Mustaine's recent headline grabbing comments about President Obama's country of birth, his support for Rick Santorum, and his thoughts about African women having children.
A snippet from the interview can be heard in the player below, featuring the typically colorful and choice words we've come to love and expect from Oderus. TuRbO's Metal Meltdown also commented:
"I scored an interview with Gwar's Oderus Urungus while they stopped in Tulsa to play a show at Cain's Ballroom. This is what Oderus had to say about Dave Mustaine when I asked about the recent media exposure that Mustaine has been receiving based on comments from his latest interviews. Check out the show Tuesday nights 8 to Midnight and Wednesdays from 11 to 2am on RSU Radio 91.3 FM or visit the facebook page. Stream the show online at this location."
The wait is over, Zombie lovers! Rob Zombie has announced that he and his band of maniacs - John 5, Piggy D and Ginger Fish - will enter the studio on June 1 to begin recording the next chapter in the Zombie musical legacy. This new, as yet untitled CD is set for a late 2012 release.
"It has been way, and I mean way too long without any new music. I am dying to get back to it," said Zombie. "I have not felt this much excitement within the band since recording the first Hellbilly Deluxe record almost 15 years ago. We have been working on tons of songs for quite some time and I can safely say this will definitely be our best record yet."
Before Lord Zombie and his band begin recording, they will hit the highway on a co-headline tour with metal legends Megadeth, marking the first time the two bands have toured together since the early 90s.
"This tour should be a blast," said Zombie. "I haven't shared a bill with Megadeth since way back in the early days of White Zombie, so this trek is long overdue." More...