Dave Mustaine has revealed that Megadeth will be re-releasing “Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good!” with a new mix and new artwork. Stay tuned for more details.
The remaining dates of Scorpions and Megadeth’s U.S. tour have been cancelled, due to “severe laryngitis.” Scorpions posted the following statement:
“The Scorpions regretfully announce that due to severe laryngitis, the remainder of the U.S. 2017 tour w/ Megadeth will be cancelled. Klaus Meine has been advised by top throat specialist in Los Angeles to rest his voice. If he continues the tour, he could risk permanent vocal damage. The band stated, ‘that they truly hate to disappoint our fans, and hope to come back to America soon, but this time we have no choice but to cancel.'”
During an interview at the New York Stock Exchange today (September 15), Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine revealed that he is working on a new video game. He said the following:
“…I’m working on a video game that encompasses a lot of the band’s history and a lot of little riffs that we’ve never used before, stuff like that, and just prepare for the next tour, next campaign.
We owe our record label one more record, so, we at least, are gonna be doing one more record. I don’t see the end in sight for us, because the band’s getting along really well right now, and we’re playing great.”
According to the New York Stock Exchange, Megadeth‘s Dave Mustaine apparently plans to greet fans at the New York Stock Exchange facade balcony on September 15. That meeting will take place at 9:45 AM ET.
Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine has was recently interviewed by 101 WRIF and talked a bit about the band’s songwriting process. Interestingly, when asked if David Ellefson and Kiko Loureiro contribute to the creative process, he revealed that he has them send their ideas to their management and label first. He said the following about that:
“Yeah, everybody does—everybody has great ideas. The problem is there’s so many great ideas. So, for me, I learned a long time ago, instead of putting our friendship on the line and cause any problems between them and myself that when they submit songs and stuff, they just submit it to management and the label, and then, you know, if they like it… ‘Cause, see, it would suck—wouldn’t it?—if they had a great song and I heard it and I was busy during the day or I had something going on that was some kind of hectic bullshit and they played this great song for me and I didn’t hear it and it was gone forever. That would suck, wouldn’t it?”
It looks like Megadeth plan to start working on a follow-up to “Dystopia” later this year. Dave Mustaine recently told KATT Rock 100.5 FM’s “No Brown M&Ms” the following:
“We plan on going back in the studio, we’re probably gonna go back in and start throwing some ideas around at the end of the year. We’re thinking about November or December.”
This will be the groups’ first effort with new drummer Dirk Verbeuren, with Mustaine offering the following about him:
“As good as [Chris] Adler was, Dirk’s feet are more advanced and I didn’t think that was possible because Chris is such a great drummer. There’s a reason why Chris recommended Dirk. I love him for that, he’s a really solid friend for making that recommendation. A lot of guys wouldn’t do that, but he’s a true friend. [Dirk] is one of the most pleasant, easy to get along with guys I’ve ever met in my life … I’ve never, ever, ever seen him not smile.”
During Megadeth’s show in Toyko, Japan, the group paid tribute to the late Chris Cornell with a performance of Soundgarden‘s “Outshined.” You can see footage of that below:
Dave Mustaine said the following:
“Chris Cornell died today. Very sad. Very sad. Chris Cornell from Soundgarden—he died. Very sad. When I found out, I was so, so sad. Chris Cornell, a friend of mine, a friend of all of us from Soundgarden, died today and we have lost one of the most beautiful voices in rock and in history. And I don’t even know what to say other than we’re gonna dedicate this next song to you, our friends in Tokyo, ’cause we’re here with you and we love you so much and we wanna celebrate Chris’ life today.
Now, I don’t sing like Chris, I could never sing like Chris, but we’re gonna sing a song right now. And if you know the words, sing with me. If you don’t know the words, then just make noise.
I love you, Chris. I’ll see you one day up in heaven.”