Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine Announces Signing And Beer-Tasting Event In Nashville

Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine has announced a special in-store signing and beer tasting at Frugal MacDoogal in Nashville, Tennessee. The event will be held on October 9 and it will be free to the public.

The following information was provided on the Megadeth Beer Instagram account:

“Attention all beer lovers: this one’s for you! Join us on Saturday, October 9th, for a special in-store signing and tasting in Nashville, Tennessee with our very own Dave Mustaine! This event will be open to the public, free of charge, and will feature SAISON 13 and À TOUT LE MONDE made by the world class craft brewery, Unibroue.

The first 100 people to reserve their case will get to enjoy a beer with Dave, and receive front of the line entry! Link in bio to reserve now!

Attendees must be 21 and older and show proper I.D. to participate in the beer tasting, and for purchase of alcohol. Attendees may bring (1) item of their choice for Dave Mustaine to sign (items could face refusal if they go against branding guidelines). For those who don’t bring a personal item, merch and posters will also be available for Dave to sign. Attendees will also have the chance to participate in special giveaways throughout the event.

Location details below:

Date: Saturday, October 9th
Time: 2pm – 4pm
Frugal MacDoogal Wine & Liquor Warehouse
701 Division St
Nashville, TN 37203

Mask required unless negative COVID test or proof of vaccination.”

Megadeth, Lamb Of God, & Trivium Postpone Upcoming Canadian Shows To 2022

Megadeth, Lamb Of God, Trivium and Hatebreed have postponed the Canadian dates on their “Metal Tour Of The Year.” The following shows have been impacted:

09/30 Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
10/01 Laval, QC – Place Bell
10/02 Quebec City, QC – Centre Videotron

The dates will be rescheduled for 2022, but Hatebreed will no longer be performing. Megadeth commented:

“The final three shows of the Metal Tour of the Year in Toronto, Laval and Quebec City will unfortunately be postponed to Spring 2022 due to restrictions in the Quebec province and international logistical issues. Please hold onto your tickets as they will be valid for the new dates as soon as they are announced.”

Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine Apparently Thinks COVID-19 Safety Protocols Are “Tyranny”

During Megadeth’s September 15 show at the BB&T Pavilion in Camden, New Jersey, frontman Dave Mustaine went on a rant about the COVID-19 pandemic. The frontman apparently believes that common sense safety protocols like mask mandates are forms of “tyranny.”

Mustaine said the following:

“I just wanna tell you how great it is. Look around you, guys. Look to your right, look to your left, and look how wonderful this is. We’re all here together. We’re not freaking out, and we’re not yelling at people, ‘Wear your fucking mask.’

Listen, it starts with this kind of a sensation that we build right now. We feel together, we feel like [there’s] strength in numbers. We feel like we are invincible. People will not be able to stop us.

Right now, what’s going on is tyranny. This is called tyranny. Look it up when you get home. And tyranny isn’t only in government. Tyranny right now is in the schools and tyranny is in the medical business.

We have the power, especially us … heavy metal fans, we have the power to change things.

If you look what happened in the Middle East right now… I said it a long time ago with this next song, ‘Holy Wars’.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Former Megadeth Bassist David Ellefson To Narrate/Co-Produce New Documentary On Late Drummer Nick Menza

Screaming Butterfly Entertainment have joined forces with ex-Megadeth bassist David Ellefson’s Ellefson Films for a new documentary on late Megadeth drummer Nick Menza. The film, which is titled “This Was My Life: The Story Of Nick Menza,” will be narrated and co-produced by Ellefson.

Ellefson said the following:

“I am proud to announce I will narrate/co-produce the upcoming documentary film ‘This Was My Life: The Story Of Nick Menza’ and I look forward to sharing together with you the life story of one of music’s most celebrated rock star drummers of all time, Nick Menza.”

Menza’s manager Robert Bolger also commented:

“I am very happy to connect David Ellefson with Screaming Butterfly Entertainment to narrate/co-produce the project. Ellefson’s involvement and knowledge will secure the authenticity of the film. They both spent a lot of personal time together touring world, and if anyone knew Nick best, it’s David Ellefson. Nick loved his fans and always said without the fans none this would be possible. I really think Nick’s fans will enjoy this journey through his life.”

Executive producer/director Holly Mollohan (Screaming Butterfly Entertainment) added:

“I am very happy to welcome David Ellefson to the ‘This Was My Life’ team. He brings with him a wealth of in-depth knowledge and personal experience that will be so valuable to making this film something very special for the fans and Nick’s family. I believe that his involvement will be an extremely positive addition to the project, and am excited to collaborate with him on the film.”

With this news, an Indiegogo campaign has also been launched to for the film. Fans that donate will have a chance to get some Nick Menza merch and memorabilia.

[via Blabbermouth]

Megadeth Announce New NFT Card Packs

Megadeth will be releasing some new NFT card packs through the Wax blockchain. There will be two options including an All Access pack (limited to 1,500) and a General Admission pack (limited to 2,500). The band provided the following information regarding the NFTs:

“MEGADETH is coming to the WAX blockchain, offering two exclusive NFT craftable card packs here:

• All Access pack (Only 1,500 available)
• General Admission pack (Only 2,500 available)

Based on artwork from the last 20 plus years of the Cyber Army and reimagined for the Wax Blockchain, the Megadeth Series 1 NFTs sets a whole new stage for Megadeth collectibles. Both packs go on-sale to the general public on Friday, August 27 at 10AM PT and will be available to purchase for only 72 hours, or while supplies last. Cyber Army members will get exclusive pre-sale access to a limited number of All Access and General Admission card packs available starting on August 26 at 12PM PT.”

Watch Megadeth Perform With Bassist James LoMenzo For First Time In Nearly 12 Years

Last night (August 20), Megadeth kicked off “The Metal Tour Of The Year” with Lamb Of God, Trivium, and Hatebreed at Germania Insurance Amphitheater in Austin, TX. The show found the band performing with bassist James LoMenzo for the first time in nearly 12 years. You can see footage of that below. As previously reported, LoMenzo was recruited for the aforementioned tour after David Ellefson was fired from the group.

Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine Discusses His Career In New Episode Of Gibson’s “Icons” Series

Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine is featured in the latest episode of Gibson‘s “Icons” series. The documentary, which focuses on the frontman’s life and career, can be seen below. Here’s an official description of the episode:

“In the latest episode of Icons, Gibson TV sits down with a man that’s helped define the genre of heavy metal, the one and only Dave Mustaine. Dave Mustaine is undoubtedly one of the most influential lead players in metal. In this intimate look into his musical journey, Dave lets viewers in and shares very personal stories about his childhood, his time with Metallica, and the enduring legacy of Megadeth. Rare photos and footage from Dave’s storied career and tumultuous life paint a picture of a man who has overcome so much and yet never, ever lost his absolute love of playing guitar and creating music.”

Watch Clips From Megadeth’s Rehearsals For “The Metal Tour Of The Year”

Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine and Kiko Loureiro have shared some clips from the rehearsals for the band’s upcoming tour with Lamb Of God, Trivium, and Hatebreed. You can check those out below:

Megadeth To Be Rejoined By Ex-Bassist James LoMenzo On Upcoming Tour

Former Megadeth bassist James LoMenzo (Firstborne) is set to rejoin the band on their upcoming tour with Lamb Of God, Trivium, and Hatebreed. He will be replacing David Ellefson, who was fired from the group after footage of him pleasuring himself to a young woman during a video chat leaked online. Frontman Dave Mustaine commented:

“I’m happy to announce that former bassist and Megadeth alumni James LoMenzo has graciously stepped in on the Metal Tour of The Year. Tour rehearsals just began, and we cannot wait to start crushing North America.”

LoMenzo added:

“I’m super stoked to be rejoining Megadeth for the upcoming Metal Tour of the Year. There are no better fans than Megadeth fans, I can’t wait to get out there and shred some Megadeth music with you all.”

Megadeth Begin Mixing New Album

Megadeth have officially started the mixing process for their new album “The Sick, The Dying And The Dead.” This news comes after frontman Dave Mustaine recently shared a clip of the final vocal take for the effort.