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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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David Ellefson Checks In From Lithuania

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.

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David Ellefson Wishes Fans A Happy Father's Day

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.

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Dave Mustaine Video From Memphis Available

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).

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Metal Musicians Pay Tribute To Beastie Boy

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...

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David Ellefson Checks In From Biloxi, MS

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.

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Megadeth Comments On Dave Mustaine Controversy

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.

Gwar's Oderus Urungus also recently had an interesting response to Dave Mustaine's ever flowing stream of controversial comments, which can be heard here. More...

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Oderus To Dave Mustaine: "Shut The Fuck Up"

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."

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Rob Zombie To Record New Album

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...

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Manowar To Headline Ost Fest 2012

New York's own true metal band Manowar announced that the band will headline the Saturday, June 16, 2012 portion of Ost Fest in Bucharest, Romania. The event will be held from June 15-17, 2012 at the Romexpo.

Other acts confirmed are as follows:

June 15: Motley Crue, Dimmu Borgir, Overkill
June 16: Europe, Manowar
June 17: Megadeth, Motorhead, Lake of Tears, W.A.S.P.

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Rocklahoma Fest 2012 Lineup Announced

The full lineup has now been announced for Rocklahoma, which takes place May 25-27 at “Catch the Fever” Festival Grounds in Pryor, OK. The Rocklahoma lineup is as follows:

Rob Zombie, Chickenfoot, Creed, Megadeth, Slash, Queensrÿche, Chevelle, Jackyl, Theory of a Deadman, Hellyeah, Puddle of Mudd, P.O.D., Volbeat, The Darkness, 10 Years, Cavo, Adelitas Way, Black Stone Cherry, Pop Evil, Trivium, Red, Redlight King, Art of Dying, Aranda, Janus, New Medicine, James Durbin, Eve to Adam, Falling In Reverse, Rival Sons, Anti Mortem, Gypsy Pistoleros, Lillian Axe, Wildstreet, Firstryke, Black Tora, Sunset Riot, The Glitter Boys, Fist of Rage, Switchblade, Scarlett, S.E.X. Department, Ragdoll, Down & Dirty, Hessler, Lynam, Diemonds, Ruff Justice, Soulicit, Rocker Lips, Mine Enemies Fall, Echo Vendetta, A Good Fight, Sweatin’ Bullets, Through the Thorns, Absence of Ink, For the Broken, EchoFuzz, Shotgun Rebels, Stun, Dagger, Unwritten Rulz, Desi & Cody, David Castro Band, McCuin, We the Ghost, Tiranico, Baron Von Swagger, TwoFold, Aformatic, Delay the Day, and Jamco Industries. More...

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Dave Mustaine Preview On Alex Jones Show Posted

Megadeth leader Dave Mustaine has sat down for an exclusive interview with controversial radio host Alex Jones for Jones' website infowars.com, which will be aired this Thursday, March 15. A preview clip can be seen below. Dave will reveal to Alex never before heard insights into Metallica, Megadeth, life on the road, politics, spirituality and his new album "TH1RT3EN."

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Megadeth Posts More Gigantour Footage

Megadeth's David Ellefson has posted a brief video clip online checking in from the final night of Gigantour 2012. View the clip with David Ellefson and Cristina Scabbia of Lacuna Coil in the player below, or find a previously posted clip featuring Ellefson and Helstar vocalist James Rivera at this location.

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David Ellefson Posts Video Update From Houston

Continuing his series of video updates from the road during Gigantour 2012, Megadeth's David Ellefson has now posted footage from the Houston stop of the tour. Check out the clip below, which features Ellefson backstage with Helstar vocalist James Rivera. You can also find the previously posted video from Los Angeles at this location.

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Limp Bizkit To Headline Graspop 2012

American nu metal veterans Limp Bizkit have been confirmed as the final headliner for this year's edition of Belgiums largest heavy metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting. Also newly confirmed for the festival are Behemoth, Black Label Society, Godsmack, Slash and All Shall Perish, while the organisers have also announced that Young Guns and Lagwagon have pulled out of the event. Graspop Metal Meeting will take place in Dessel, Belgium from June 22nd - 24th and will feature the following lineup, with more to be announced shortly:

Ozzy Osbourne and friends (Headliner)
Limp Bizkit (Headliner)
Guns N Roses (Headliner)
Adrenaline Mob
All Shall Perish
Amon Amarth
August Burns Red
Black Label Society
Black Spiders
Black Veil Brides
Cancer Bats
Cannibal Corpse
Children Of Bodom
Comeback Kid
Death Angel
Dimmu Borgir
H20 More...

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David Ellefson Checks In From Los Angeles

Megadeth's David Ellefson has checked in with a backstage video clip during a Bass Guitar Magazine UK and Hartke bass amp photo shoot at Gibson Amphitheater in Los Angeles, CA. Megadeth was in Los Angeles for another stop of the currently running Gigantour 2012.

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Megadeth's David Ellefson Posts Video Update

David Ellefson of Megadeth has checked in with a video update from the San Jose stop of Gigantour 2012. Check out the video clip below.

Megadeth will also be embarking on a co-headlining U.S. tour with Rob Zombie in May. Details on the run of shows are available at this location.

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Dave Mustaine Makes Controversial Comments

In an interview that came out today in L.A. Weekly, Dave Mustaine made some rather limiting comments about African women who have too many children. Below is an excerpt from that interview conducted by reporter Linda Leseman, the Megadeth frontman has the following comments:

"There's so many houses without a dad that it's just terrible. I mean, you know how they used to say there should be a license to have a baby? Well, as far-fetched as that sounds, I really think that, if the parents aren't going to stick together, they shouldn't make that kind of commitment to life. I watch some of these shows from over in Africa, and you've got starving women with six kids. Well, how about, you know, put a plug in it? It's like, you shouldn't be having children if you can't feed them."

Mustaine also discusses how Bible prophecies are coming true, how he watches cooking shows and how Rick Santorum is the classiest of all the Republican candidates. Read the full interview by going here.

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Nine More Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2012

The organisers of Belgiums largest heavy metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, have confirmed a further nine names for this years edition of the event, including French death metal outfit Gojira, English doom metal veterans My Dying Bride and American hard rock legends Twisted Sister, as well as I Killed The Prom Queen, Cancer Bats, Lagwagon, While She Sleeps, Black Spiders and Kobra And The Lotus. Graspop Metal Meeting will take place in Dessel, Belgium from June 22nd - 24th and will feature the following lineup, with more to be announced shortly: More...

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Rob Zombine And Megadeth To Co-Headline Tour

Rob Zombie and Megadeth have just announced a co-headlining tour guaranteed to raise the temperature on the planet. The trek, which marks the first time the two bands have toured together, kicks off Friday, May 11th in Holmdel, NJ and encompasses high-profile appearances at several rock festivals, including Rock On The Range and Rocklahoma. Rob Zombie will headline Rocklahoma, co-line (with Incubus) Rock On The Range, and will close all shows on the Megadeth dates. The tour wraps Saturday, March 26th at Rocklahoma - a list of confirmed dates is below.

The tour will come on the heels of Megadeth's critically acclaimed return of the traveling festival Gigantour, created and curated by frontman Dave Mustaine. Twenty-eleven also marked the release of Megadeth's 13th album, the appropriately titled "TH1RT3EN."

This will be Rob Zombie's first concert tour since last summer's "Hell on Earth" co-headline trek with Slayer. Zombie spent last fall and winter shooting his sixth feature film, "The Lords of Salem" that he wrote and directed and is making with the producers of the "Paranormal Activity" franchise. With principal photography completed, the film is currently in post-production. More...

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David Ellefson Checks In From Gigantour

Continuing his series of video greetings to fans at various stops of the Gigantour tour, David Ellefson of Megadeth has posted a new video clip online from the band's time at the Eagles Ballroom in Milwaukee, WI. Check out the footage below, or find the clip from Megadeth's Chicago show here.

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