Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine Says “There Should Be Another Big Four Show” Before Slayer Retire

During an appearance on SiriusXM’s “Trunk Nation LA Invasion: Live From The Rainbow Bar & Grill”, Dave Mustaine was asked if Megadeth and the other members of the Big Four would be interested in doing more shows together before Slayer finish their farewell tour. He responded with the following

“I think everybody in the metal community wants to see that, with SLAYER going away. Although, fortunately, with the attention that they’re getting, they’re not [going away yet] — there’s so much attention for them that they continue to play, which is great for us. But I think that before they retire, there should be another ‘Big Four’ show. And since the scene primarily started in the [San Francisco] Bay Area, I think it should be done in the Bay Area or here [in Los Angeles]. To me, it’s just not right. I think there should be at least one more.”

[via Blabbermouth]

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New Megadeth “Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying?” Vic Rattlehead Action Figure To Be Released In 2019

NECA will be releasing a new “Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying?” action figure of Megadeth’s mascot Vic Rattlehead in 2019. You can check out images of the 8″ tall clothed figure HERE.

Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine Discusses Next Megadeth Album

During a recent interview with The Metal Voice, Dave Mustaine talked a bit about Megadeth’s upcoming album. According to him, the band “already got a huge head start” on the effort and they are “kind of approaching the songs one riff at a time.”

Mustaine said the following:

“I don’t how to answer that, because if you want me to say what record it sounds like, it sounds like a combination of everything. When I write a riff if I don’t like it I don’t record it, if I do record it, I save it and if I don’t use it now I’ll use it at some point.

There is a complete finished song left over from ‘Dystopia‘ that I forgot we did. When were in the studio and you’re doing 16 songs and you’re working your ass off every day sometimes, some things just slip through the cracks like this song.

We’ve already got a huge head start on this new record. Kiko just came out to see me, Dirk was here before him and David Ellefson will be visiting me shortly to start playing some bass stuff.

We’re doing things a little bit differently this time, we’re kind of approaching the songs one riff at a time and just kind of focusing on the riff and if the riff doesn’t sound good on its own and then why put it in a song?

A lot of people when they write songs, they’ll put a part in section in the song just because they need something in there. For me I don’t like doing that. I don’t want that one part of the song where there’s a weak spot.

I’ve tried just about every way to write a song over my career and I found this way’s probably the best way, because if you have a riff and it’s not it’s not carrying its own weight and it doesn’t sound cool, how can it possibly sound cool with good lyrics over it?”

He also added the following when asked if the current political climate is influencing the album:

“I’ve kind of toned it down a little bit with the political stuff to where it’s more about being a one world kind of people, about the stuff that affects us as people not so much as citizens of any particular government or nation. Why put any unnecessary walls up between us right?”

[via The PRP]

Dave Mustaine Shares Teaser From Megadeth’s Recent Writing Sessions

Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine has shared a clip of drummer Dirk Verbeuren working on his parts for a new song during a recent writing session. You can check that out below. The band’s new album is expected to be released in 2019.

Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons Added To Megadeth’s Megacruise

Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons have been added to Megadeth’s inaugural Megacruise. The Norwegian Jewel will set sail from Los Angeles, CA on October 13, 2019 and it will hit ports in San Diego, CA and Ensenada, Mexico before returning on October 18, 2019. Previously announced acts include: Megadeth, Anthrax, Armored Saint, Testament, Corrosion Of Conformity, DevilDriver, John 5, Doro, Overkill, DragonForce, Danko Jones, Beasto Blanco, Metalachi, and Metal Church. In addition to the various performances, the cruise will also feature artist photo experiences, Q&As, beer tasting, music clinics, morning coffee jams, a charity auction, special theme nights, a cornhole tournament, Megadeth themed events, etc.

Listen To Previously Unreleased Recording Of “Wake Up Dead” Feat. Former Megadeth Members Nick Menza, Chris Poland, & James LoMenzo

A previously unreleased recording of Megadeth’s “Wake Up Dead” featuring former members Chris Poland, James LoMenzo, and the late Nick Menza has been shared and can be heard below. The track was recorded during a 2014 live rehearsal for a potential project featuring the three.