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.”
KnuckleBonz Inc. will be releasing new limited edition statues featuring Dave Mustaine and Megadeth’s mascot Vic Rattlehead later this year. You can preorder Mustaine HERE and Vic Rattlehead HERE.
Megadeth have announced a 2017 tour with Meshuggah, TesseracT, and Lillake. Check out the dates below.
06/23 Big Flats, NY – Tags Summerstage
06/25 Boston, MA – House Of Blues
06/27 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
06/28 Portsmouth, VA – Portsmouth Pavilion
06/29 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
06/30 Columbus, OH – Express Live
07/05 Windsor, ON – Colosseum at Caesars Windsor (no Tesseract/Lillake)
07/07 Saint Charles, MO – Family Arena
07/08 Oklahoma City, OK – The Zoo Amphitheatre
07/09 Houston, TX – Reventon Music Center
07/11 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
Members of Megadeth’s fan club can now play a new “Invaders” video game to win prizes, such as a “Dystopia” Deluxe VR bundle, a signed “Dystopia” poster, a copy of “Dystopia” on vinyl, etc. If you’re signed up, you can play HERE.
Scorpions and Megadeth have officially announced their tour together. Check out the dates for that below.
09/14 Reading, PA – Santander Arena
09/16 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
09/19 Laval, QC – Place Bell (no Megadeth)
09/22 Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage Amphitheater
09/23 Chicago, IL – All State Arena (no Megadeth)
09/26 Denver, CO – 1st Bank Center
09/29 Spokane, WA – Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena
09/30 Seattle, WA – Tacoma Dome
10/03 Reno, NV – Grand Sierra Resort
10/04 Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena
10/07 Los Angeles – The Forum
10/08 Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Arena
10/11 San Antonio, TX – Freeman Coliseum
10/12 Dallas, TX – Pavilion at The Music Factory
10/14 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – BB&T Center
10/15 Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
It looks like Scorpions and Megadeth will be hitting the road together. So far, one date has been revealed thanks to 93.1 Jack FM:
10/07 Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
The 59th Annual Grammy Award Show was not too kind to the metal community for several reasons, but it gets worse. In fact, Nick Menza (ex-Megadeth) was not featured on the televised In Memoriam segment. He did appear on the Grammys’ online list as well as the official program, but it still sucks they didn’t have him during the broadcast.