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Megadeth To Play India Before Year's End

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HindustanTimes.com is reporting that MEGADETH, STEVE VAI and BILLY SHEEHAN are among the musicians that are scheduled to perform in India before the end of the year. "The artists have confirmed their tours around the end of the year and Delhi will certainly be part of the plan for some of these stars. Plans are also underway for rock god Eric Clapton's show early next year," says Cyrus Gorimar, proprietor of Opium, the event management firm that is organizing the concerts.

Joe Satriani is scheduled to play in Mumbai, Kolkata and Bangalore on May 13, 15 and 17 respectively. He’ll be accompanied by acknowledged musicians like Jeff Campetelli on drums, Matt Bissonette on bass and Galen Henson on rhythm guitar.

"We are all very excited, as this is our first time in India. So be there," Satriani told HT City.

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1. weiner writes:

that almost makes me want to move to india. has anyone seen dave mustaine,s new guitar. if you have tell me where i want to see it

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2. high speed dirt writes:

check the espguitars.com site ... under the mustaine signature series

# May 9, 2005 @ 11:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. ishan_brok writes:

dying to see megadeth live

# May 11, 2005 @ 3:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. RememberMetal? writes:

Thats really cool of him, so long as he doesn't come down on Hindis for having a differnt religious viewpoint from himself.

# May 11, 2005 @ 4:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. bleed writes:

f***in im too dyin to see megadeth live in concert .n this is the first kinda heavy concert in india

# May 11, 2005 @ 4:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Panda writes:

Mr RememberMetal - allow me to point out to you that Hindi is a language and not the name of a people. The people living in India are called Indians, not Hindis.
What you are saying is not very different from calling Americans, slangs.

# May 11, 2005 @ 12:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. RememberMetal? writes:

Thats my fault. Was the weee hours of the morning. What I meant to say was that I would hope Dave Mustaine respects theose who observe the Hindu religion. As he clearly does not respect Satanism, which like all religions should be treated fairly...Though I am not a satanist myself.

As an American, I understand that WE of all people deserve every slang term under the sun directed at us because my fellow Americans in power have become both violent and crazy. I love my country and have been fortunate enough to travel and visit a few others...Just not India yet, though I would love to. However I would never dream of directing slang at anyone of any persuasion.

So Panda, I'm sorry if i insulted you or anyone you know.

# May 11, 2005 @ 2:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Rocksaint writes:

Maan, that's gonna be one helluva concert...rock on guyzz.....

- andy

# May 11, 2005 @ 5:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. BLACKDOG writes:

I was totally unaware they enjoyed metal over their.In any event it should be an unbelievable show.

# May 11, 2005 @ 5:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. metal is the answer writes:

yea, me either. apparently they do. they should film it, i would enjoy watching that

# May 11, 2005 @ 8:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. BLACKDOG writes:

Absolutely

# May 11, 2005 @ 9:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. brokenwings13 writes:

Yeah, they have metal over there. Face it, everywhere has music due to the technological development of the world.

Computers, videos, two-day shipping, all of that has led to everyone having something to do with culture. It's all open.

# May 11, 2005 @ 11:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. metal is the answer writes:

yea, i want to hear indian metal and brazilian metal and spanish metal (excluding ill nino) and oriental metal

# May 11, 2005 @ 11:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. brokenwings13 writes:

Hmmm....Brazilian metal, can you say Sepultura?

# May 11, 2005 @ 11:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. brokenwings13 writes:

After racking my brain, here's som bands to check out

Brazil- Sepultura

India- Ok, it's British, but it's rock, not metal either, George Harrison's solo syuff has quite an Indian feel to it, also Raavi Shankar, who was a huge collaborater with Harrison.

# May 12, 2005 @ 1:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. friedmaniac writes:

Oh mann, i nearly fainted when i hrd Megadeth's comin to India,will be thr in the first row !!!

# May 12, 2005 @ 1:23 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Panda writes:

Hi RememberMetal. Its very nice and reassuring to see that you've undesrtood the difference. Thanks a lot.
You know, for years there have been people visiting India with very misguided perceptions about religion and spiritualism. Little do (attempt to) realise that Indians are amongst the most practical and realisitic people around.
Do visit India whenever you get the chance - it is a nice place. And you may even get to see a Megadeath concert.

# May 12, 2005 @ 2:00 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Akash writes:

its not only technological development and blah blah blah yadda yadda yadda that got hard rock to India.....its been around for a looooong time......Page n Plant performed in India in 1972, and thats just one example......but metal....this would be one of the first real metal shows by such a big band.....

just mentioning it.....no offence to anyone.....and none taken ;-)

and metal bands in india? loads of them.....a good starting point to listen to some of them would be http://www.rsjonline.com or http://www.gigpad.com ...to name a few good bands, i'd say millenium (they split quite some time back, so pretty difficult to find their music), kryptos, threinody, bhoomi......these guys play good metal stuff......

and of course.....cant wait to see Megadeth...... :-)

# May 12, 2005 @ 2:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Vikas writes:

Listen to Myndsnare a really good Indian band. I hope this news about Megadeth isnt just another rumour like the one about iron Maiden in 2002 (when only Paul DiAnno came to Pune and last year about Metallica doing a St.Anger Tour). But man a real live metal concert in India!!!! Bloody hell I am going to be there I'll quit college if I have exams but I am going to be there right up in front in the center of the moshpit splitting a few skulls open :)!!!

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20. Akash writes:

Spanish.....i havent heard much, but theres this band called Heroes del Silencio......not metal.....but kinda hard rock......they're really good

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21. vivekdracul writes:

aah finally a real hard act in india. after the stones, deep purple, sting, scorpions,mark knofler ( read: over the hill musicians) we are getting to see a kick a$$ show. excellent. a friend saw megadeth in england and he was blown away. should be f***ing great !

# May 12, 2005 @ 9:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. rakshan writes:

MEGADETH in INDIA......holy f**k...make way 4 da gods!!!

# May 13, 2005 @ 4:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. brokenwings13 writes:

No offense taken Akash, I was just talking about music and other entertainment from overseas in general.

When someone mentions rock music going into India, the only band I ever hear mentioned is The Beatles. Then the Stones went, and so on.

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24. Pirateaku writes:

this forum is already chargeddddd....even b4 Megadeath decide thier dates.....

# May 16, 2005 @ 5:15 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Astron writes:

Its really great that dave mustaine chose us this year eventhough we were following him from the day he started writing pure thrash & speed metal. atlast we can see the definition of speed right in front of our eyes. feels great.
But if it had been the RIP line-up then india would have been second heaven to us. right???

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26. RememberMetal? writes:

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! over the hill musicians is right vivedracul!

I'm happy for you guys out in India. Hopefully Megadeth will go deep into their catalog and play all their good old stuff as well as the handful of new tunes that are good. They have a pretty respectable live sound too.

enjoy!

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27. ^nocturnalheartbeat^ writes:

well it would be nice for then\m to do an american tour

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28. brokenwings13 writes:

They're going to do and American tour. That's the Gigantour this summer.

# May 18, 2005 @ 1:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. [][][][] writes:

that's the way to go - the ones who have been here in india; i've never liked most of them; enrique, vengaboys, blue, sting, bryan adams - come on, give me a break -- satriani, roger waters, mark knopfler and deep purple were also here in bangalore . But what we need here is metallica, iron maiden or eminem to get our lazy asses to the show.

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30. friedmaniac writes:

what's the bloody line up comin to INdia,
Mustaine,Ellefson,Jimmy De Grasso,Al Pitrelli??

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31. vivekdracul writes:

Just saw the satriani show.Was pretty good i thought. The audience were quite knowledgable. of course the crowd was not too much. Satriani has a very niche audience and it showed. needs to work on his stage presence to pull in more crowds. Cant wait for megadeth though.

# May 21, 2005 @ 8:18 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. PRAYsALVATIOn writes:

satrianiROCKED front row guys
though the real pilgrimage comin up MEGADETH

# May 22, 2005 @ 4:47 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. dinner table commando writes:

mega deth had better preach the gospel ova there in india cuz then more heavy metal bamnds will com to australia(i mean both gospels the good jesus on and the heavy metal one) now all we need is IRON MAIDEN to come and tour australia.IRON MAIDEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!

# May 22, 2005 @ 6:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. Dinner table Elitest writes:

yes us of the dinner table clan hunger for good clean heavy metal with out thos ugly strings of satanism or oh wahh wre so sad so lets all cry... man i hate metal bands that winge...IRON MAIDEN AAAAHHHHHH UP THE IONS!!!!!!!!!!

# May 22, 2005 @ 7:00 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. Dinner table knight writes:

u idiot u have to spell irons like this IRONS!!!! sorry to any who were decieved by my clan brothers bad spelling.

# May 22, 2005 @ 7:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. Dinner table Elitest writes:

Oh sory Knight i didnt mean to disrespect the name of such i great band i will try to make sure it never ahppens again,

PS do you wanna go to church tomorrow cuz i am up for the word if u are. IRONS!!!!!!!!!!!

# May 22, 2005 @ 7:04 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. Vishal writes:

I heard this megadeth concert is a rumour. Dave denied it on his website. But if it does hapen. Viola!!
Its gonna be the bestest show ever. Mind you megadeth have a crazy a$$ fan following out here in India. I'd say this show will sell more shows than any concert ever has. ( freak of freaks....as i type this message, the song playin on winamp for me?....angry again!!)
will be in the front row screaming my lungs out! Hope they reunite before the end of the year. Wanna see nick, marty, and the dave(s) which i dont think is even possible tho...hell f***!

# May 23, 2005 @ 7:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. METAL UP YOUR ASS writes:

MEGADETH IS THE BABST BAND OF ALL THE BAND THAT IS WHAT I THINK ANYWAYS I LOVE MEGADETH I LOVE ALL THERE ALBUMS AND I DO ASK ? BUT I NEVER SAY S**** OF THERE ALBUMS OR DAVE MUSTAINE OR THE BAND I THINK THAT SUCK a$$ WHEN YOU ALL DO THAT AND YOU CALL YOUR SELF FANS HAHAHAHA REALLY THAT SUCK a$$

# May 23, 2005 @ 12:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. Megasan writes:

Man it's awesome to hear tat megadeth is coming to India. And the news is official now u guyz can follow this link of times of india.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1105421.cms

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40. avinash writes:

Holy F***, F***, F***!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Megadeth!! Can't wait man. Some1 tell me if MetallicA is also turnn up some day!!

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41. blah writes:

megadeth sucks big hairy donkey balls you idiots.

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42. kafd writes:

nice man... megadeth coming here... India is a pretty developed country.. we have advanced from our snake charming days.... :D

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43. by bleed writes:

hope the whole f***in thing is not a rumour

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44. Fretfreakkkkkkkkkk writes:

OK it is pretty much certain......Megadeth is indeed coming to India........And all those non indians out there plzz don't think that we indians still live in villages and walk around semi nude.........Metal is a Religion here followed by many ......Many guys here r really talented and r really serious about their music....I do hope that the Vai news is true cuz I'm dyin' to see him live..........And if Dream Theatre also comes to India I guess my life will be worth something.......enough said,,,,,PEACE

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