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Formed: 1983
From: San Francisco, CA, United States
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Below is our complete Megadeth 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.

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Gigantour 2012: At Least The Music Was Good

It’s hardly necessary to point out why Gigantour, the recurring metal mini-festival on wheels led by Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine, is such an – ahem – gigantic draw. My last time seeing the band perform was for the tour’s third incarnation in April 2008, with support from In Flames, Children Of Bodom, Job For A Cowboy, and High On Fire. Round four boasts a package at once further streamlined and brawnier in industry clout, making this show a no-brainer for any heavy music fan within reasonable driving distance. With this firmly in mind, my photographer Tanya J. Kawecki and I set out for Lowell, Massachusetts on Sunday, January 29th. Our destination: UMass Lowell’s Tsongas Center, named – in the words of my colorful colleague Matt Dasher – “for the guy who famously didn’t become President in 1992.” More...

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Fourteen More Names Confirmed For Download 2012

The organisers of Britain's, Download Festival has confirmed a further twelve acts for this year's edition of the event. Among the new acts are American thrash metal legends Megadeth, former Guns N Roses guitarist, Slash and industrial metal veterans Fear Factory, as well as Steel Panther, Billy Talent, Kyuss Lives!, Rise Against, Black Label Society, As I Lay Dying, Five Finger Death Punch, Terrorvision, Ginger Wildheart, Periphery and Reckless Love. The festival will take place June 8th - 10th at Donington Park in the U.K.

The lineup is now as follows:

The Prodigy (Headliners)
Metallica (Headliners)
Black Sabbath (Headliners)
As I Lay Dying
August Burns Red
Biffy Clyro
Billy Talent
Black Label Society
Chase and Status
Devin Townsend Project
Fear Factory
Five Finger Death Punch
Ginger Wildheart
Kyuss Lives!
Lamb Of God
Little Angels
Machine Head
Reckless Love
Steel Panther
Tenacious D
Ugly Kid Joe
You Me At Six

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David Ellefson Checks In From New York

Continuing to post to behind the scenes and backstage footage from the Gigantour, Megadeth's David Ellefson has now uploaded a clip of the band arriving in NYC to perform at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. Check out the footage below, or find the last Gingatour clip at this location.

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Megadeth Posts More Gigantour Backstage Footage

Megadeth has uploaded more backstage footage of David Ellefson, Shawn Drover, and Chris Broderick behind the scenes at Gigantour Mohegan Sun Arena, CT. Check out the clip below, or find the previously posted Gigantour video update from New Jersey here.

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Megadeth Checks In From Gigantour

David Ellefson and Shawn Drover of Megadeth have checked in from Camden, NJ with a Gigantour video blog update. Check out the footage in the player below.

You can also find previously posted footage of David Ellefson from WNAMM at this location.

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Megadeth Checks In From WNAMM

Megadeth has posted a video clip online of Chris Broderick, Scott Ian, Metal Mike, and David Ellefson singing autographs at the Jackson Guitars booth from the WNAMM 2012 convention. Check out the footage below.

In other news, David Ellefson also recently appeared on the new Knight Fury album "Time to Rock." Details are available here.

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Five More Names Confirmed For Graspop 2012

The organisers of Belgium's largest heavy metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, has announced a further five bands for this year's edition of the event. American thrash metal legends Megadeth will be performing, as will stoner rock kings Kyuss Lives!, death metal pioneers Possessed, English alternative rock outfit Young Guns and, making their fourth appearance at the festival, Jon Olivia's Pain. Graspop will take place in the town of Dessel from June 22nd-24th and now features the following lineup:

Black Sabbath (Headliner)
Amon Amarth
August Burns Red
Children Of Bodom
Comeback Kid
Death Angel
Dimmu Borgir
Jon Olivia's Pain
Killswitch Engage
Kyuss Lives!
Lamb Of God
Paradise Lost
Sacred Reich
Sick Of It All
The Spudmonsters
Winds Of Plague
Young Guns

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David Ellefson Appears On New Knight Fury Release

Bassist David Ellefson of Megadeth fame has issued the following update about appearing on the "Time to Rock" album by Knight Fury:

"Check out Chris Sander's KNIGHT FURY new CD. Drummer Ken Mary and I lent our rhythm section talents to the disc. Support Indie Artists!"

You can check out the album's opening track "Nothing Left" in the widget below, or find more details on Knight Fury via Facebook.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Nothing Left
2. Attack
3. Forbidden
4. Battle for the Castle
5. Awaken
6. The Message
7. Endless Night
8. Out On Your Own
9. Believe
10. Time to Rock More...

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David Ellefson Posts New "Rock Shop" Video

Bassist David Ellefson of Megadeth has posted a new entry in his "Rock Shop" video series, which discusses the music industry and performing live. This episode, titled "Album License Deals," is now available online and can be viewed below.

In other Megadeth news, you can check out footage of front man Dave Mustaine performing live with Metallica at this location.

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VolBeat Recruits Hank Shermann For Gigantour

Danish band Volbeat announced that Mercyful Fate guitarist Hank Shermann will stand in for recently departed guitarist Thomas Bredahl for the upcoming Gigantour with Megadeth in the U.S. commencing in January 2012.

Frontman Michael Poulsen had the following comments on recruiting Hank Shermann: "It’s a true honor getting to work with Hank, whose guitar work has inspired all three band members long before Volbeat was formed. I’m very thankful that Hank has the time to join us on Gigantour in his busy schedule."

The Gigantour tour with Megadeth, Motörhead, VolBeat and Lacuna Coil is confirmed for the following dates: More...

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Dave Mustaine Performs With Metallica

Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine joined Metallica on stage on Saturday, December 10, 2011 to perform three classic songs, one of which was "Metal Militia." Fan footage of the performance can be seen below. The performance was part of the week long Metallica 30th Anniversary event in San Francisco, which has seen a multitude of guest performances including Biff Byford (Saxon), Lou Reed, John Bush (Armored Saint), members of Mercyful Fate (including King Diamond) and Dave Mustaine.

Check out "Metal Militia" here:

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Cavador Appearing On Thrash Tribute

Argentina based thrash act Cavador has issued the following announcement about participating in a thrash metal tribute compilation:

"Cavador will take part in the 'American Old School Thrash Metal Tribute' organized by Wolfpack Studios from Spain. The songs we choose are:

'A Lesson in Violence' - Exodus
'The Conjuring' - Megadeth

"We greatly appreciate Ivan Lobo for invited us and for his constant support in diffusion our music. Find more info here."

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Megadeth Appearing On "That Metal Show"

Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine will be one of the guests on the next episode of That Metal Show, airing Saturday December 3rd at 11 PM EST on VH1 Classic. In this preview clip, he talks about participating in a mutual admiration society with Ronnie James Dio while their two bands were on tour together. Megadeth is currently on tour and has received it's tenth Grammy nomination for "Public Enemy No. 1." More...

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Megadeth Posts Backstage Footage

Megadeth has posted backstage footage online of David Ellefson and Shawn Drover at a festival in Santiago, Chile, which can be viewed below. A clip of the Megadeth members at Jimmy Kimmel on Halloween can also be found after the jump. In other Megadeth news, the band released the new album "Th1rt3en" earlier this month (reviewed here).


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David Ellefson Checks In From Bogota

Megadeth's David Ellefson has checked in with the following update about the band's Latin American tour stop in Bogota:

"An amazing, and long awaited show in Bogota, Colombia last night! Thank you to all the fans and our Colombian fan club for waiting so long. Loved the dollar and peace sign hand bills you all made at 2:30 in the video from 'Peace Sells....' just like the video! Happy Thanksgiving to all of our friends and families in the USA today!"

Megadeth is currently touring in support of the newly released album "Th1rt3en" (reviewed here).

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Megadeth Guitar Signing Footage Available

Footage has been posted online of David Ellefson and Chris Broderick of Megadeth at a Jackson Guitars autograph signing in Monterrey, Mexico. You can check out the clips below. In other Megadeth news, the band recently dropped its latest studio album "Th1rt3en" (reviewed here).


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David Ellefson Video Interview Available Online

Metal Sanaz recently conducted a video interview with Megadeth's David Ellefson, which can be viewed below. In the clip David Ellefson talks about the new album "Th1rt3en" and upcoming Megadeth shows.

You can also find Megadeth's music video for "Public Enemy No. 1" at this location. The track listing for "Th1rt3en" is:

1. Sudden Death
2. Public Enemy No. 1
3. Whose Life (Is It Anyways?)
4. We The People
5. Guns, Drugs & Money
6. Never Dead
7. New World Order
8. Fast Lane
9. Black Swan
10. Wrecker
11. Millenium Of The Blind
12. Deadly Nightshade
13. 13

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Dave Mustaine Video Interview Available

Megadeth is currently in the middle of a South American tour, which kicked off with multiple dates in Argentina. A video interview has now been posted online with Dave Mustaine on Argentinian TV, which can be viewed below.

You can also check out Megadeth's music video for "Public Enemy No. 1" by heading over here, or join in the discussion about bizarre conspiracy theories sparked by a previous Dave Mustaine interview at this location.

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Megadeth Posts New Music Video Online

American thrash metal legends Megadeth have posted their new music video online for the song, "Public Enemy No. 1." You can check it out below.

The song comes from their latest studio album, "Th1rt3en," which was released in Europe on October 31st and on November 1st in North America. The record also marks the return of bass player David Ellefson, who last appeared on the groups 2001 album, "The World Needs A Hero." More...

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Dave Mustaine on Alex Jones Show Video Released

Dave Mustaine of Megadeth appeared on the Alex Jones Radio show on November 2nd, 2011. Mustaine appeared on the show to promote the new Megadeth album "Th1rt3en," which became available to the public on November 1, 2011. Mustaine and talk show host Alex Jones discussed the new album, Big Brother, the Occupation Wallstreet movement and other political events and ideas.

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