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Newsted Removed From Soundwave Shows, Replaced By Whitechapel

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Update: Megadeth's management has now denied the band had anything to do with the cancellation. Read the statement at this location.

The Soundwave Festival has checked in with the following statement about Newsted (featuring former Metallica member Jason Newsted) being removed from two shows at the insistence of Megadeth:

"At the request of Megadeth, Newsted will not be playing the below sidewaves and instead will be replaced by Whitechapel.

"Megadeth + Whitechapel + Volbeat, tickets on sale now!"

TUE 25 FEBRUARY - SYDNEY, ROUNDHOUSE – Lic A/A
THU 27 FEBRUARY - MELBOURNE, THE FORUM – 18+

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1. brandedcfh420 writes:

At the request of megadeth?? whats dave's b**** this time?!?!

# Feb 5, 2014 @ 1:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Blindgreed1 writes:

Newstead sounds more like real thrash than MegaDave does now. Whitechapel presents no threat to Dave's enormous ego.

# Feb 5, 2014 @ 2:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. hellrat writes:

its just sh!tstaine's canine mentality...see, big mutt bites little mutt and ruins his absurd existence, so twitchy little mutt yaps a lot, chews his own tail, and tries to bite big mutt's puppies whenever it can

clear enough eh? :)

NP---The Prince---Diamond 'ead \m/

# Feb 5, 2014 @ 4:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Drum_Junkie writes:

Here's an alternate opinion...
Considering Newsted and Mustaine have both been on the same sh!tlist of Hetfield and Co., I have my doubts that it has anything to do with Metallica relations.

What if Mustaine (or even people on the business side of Megadeth) was/were just concerned about ticket sales. Newsted's band doesn't have the name recognition that White Chapel has - at least to the main demographics of the Soundwave attendees.

What this also does in a backwards way is give Newsted more publicity and could actually help from a PR standpoint. After all, Newsted is only sitting out two shows in Australia, but the news is worldwide.

# Feb 5, 2014 @ 5:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. coaster writes:

the word going around down here in AUstralia is their management is what has done this - not the bands themselves. Makes sense - wouldve been a kickass show with them together, either way I'll be trying to fit them both in(along with about 15 bands i want to watch) at Brisbane Soundwave in a few weeks

# Feb 5, 2014 @ 9:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Blindgreed1 writes:

DJ and Coaster bring up very good possibilities, I'm just skeptical and biased due to Daves epic dousche-baggery over the years.

# Feb 6, 2014 @ 1:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Drum_Junkie writes:

^ Understood BG1. Between Dave's often petty actions and the 'business' of Megadeth, they often create a bad reputation that minimizes the postive aspects of the band and stains the music as well.

Sadly ol' Vic Rattlehead's impairments aren't contained to his skull beneath the skin. He had his balls removed somewhere around the Youthanasia album.

# Feb 6, 2014 @ 1:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. brandedcfh420 writes:

DJ: YOUTHANASIA was a good album, IMO

# Feb 6, 2014 @ 4:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. hellrat writes:

nah, you guys are reading too much into it...sh!tstaine's motives only run dog-deep I tell ye ;)

I will, however, wholeheartedly concur that Sh!te Chapel is indeed sh!tty enough to open for the Megadumpers

I pretty much lost interest around Countdown...wasn't Youthanize the next one? ya, well, it pretty well sailed that once valiant ship over the goddamned falls for good

NP---Hook In Mouth---So far, so good

# Feb 6, 2014 @ 6:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. BrianSD writes:

I read an article that's says
"Mustaine had nothing to do with Newsted being added to or taken off the bill. Dave gave the promoters a list of bands he feels comfortable playing with"
That was from loudwire.
I've read a few articles about this promoter kicking bands off and saying he'll never have them on the tour again. Ex: In Flames, Sevendust, Soilwork

# Feb 6, 2014 @ 9:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. OverkillExposure writes:

It's getting pretty hard to predict what Dave will say or do in regard to ANYTHING these days. I'd view that more positively if the last album hadn't been such a bummer (I did in fact like Th1rt3en a lot).

# Feb 7, 2014 @ 12:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. R10 writes:

I also read this was an issue between "band management", so Mustaines off the hook. He was aplauding Newsted last summer on his tour. Even talked about jammin with him on a Metallica song. White Chapel I hardly doubt Mustaines ever heard of.

# Feb 7, 2014 @ 5:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. hellrat writes:

^damn! :)

NP---Hammerhead---Flotsam and Jetsam

# Feb 7, 2014 @ 7:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. coaster writes:

Now Megadeth have pulled out of soundwave all together!! He is blaming AJ Maddah(the guy who runs/ owns soundwave) and says it'll take an apology to get Megadeth back on the lineup. Sounds like a bad case of hurt feelings here!!

# Feb 9, 2014 @ 9:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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