Watch Randy Blythe (Lamb Of God) And David Ellefson (Ex-Megadeth) Cover Metallica’s “One” On 2023 ShipRocked Cruise

Earlier today (January 26), Lamb Of God vocalist Randy Blythe and former Megadeth bassist David Ellefson joined The Stowaways onstage for a cover of Metallica’s “One” during this year’s ShipRocked cruise. Metal Edge shared the below footage of that:

Funko To Release New Pop! Figure Based On Megadeth’s Vic Rattlehead

Funko have announced a new Pop! Rocks vinyl figure based on Megadeth’s mascot Vic Rattlehead. The collectible, which takes inspiration from the cover art for “Rust In Peace,” is expected to be released in April with pre-orders available at funko.com, entertainmentearth.com, etc.

Actress Aubrey Plaza Rocks Megadeth Shirt On “Saturday Night Live”

It looks like Aubrey Plaza (“The White Lotus,” “Parks And Recreation,” “Little Demon, ” etc.) may be a fan of thrash metal. While hosting the latest episode of “Saturday Night Live,” the actress rocked a Megadeth shirt during the goodbye segment. You can see a photo and footage of that below. Notably, Daily Mail previously shared a photo of Plaza wearing the same shirt last year.

Marty Friedman Rumored To Join Megadeth Onstage During Tokyo, Japan Show

It looks like former Megadeth guitarist Marty Friedman will be joining the band onstage during their February 27 show at Nippon Budokan in Tokyo, Japan. Friedman seemingly confirmed the news during an appearance on InterFM897’s “Next Guitar Hero Is…” [via Megadeth Of Destruction]:

“I can’t give details. But we’ll play together … I believe it will be a magical night.”

His comments were also shared in a since deleted article from Burrn! magazine.

[via Blabbermouth]

Biohazard’s Classic Lineup To Perform At 2023 Blue Ridge Rock Festival

Biohazard’s classic lineup, Billy Graziadei, Bobby Hambel, Danny Schuler, and Evan Seinfeld, will be performing at this year’s Blue Ridge Rock Festival. That event will take place in Alton, VA on September 7-10 and it will also feature: Pantera, Shinedown, Megadeth, Parkway Drive, Motionless In White, Beartooth, Highly Suspect, Coal Chamber, Flyleaf (with Lacey Sturm), Black Label Society, Machine Head, The Ghost Inside, Spiritbox, VV (aka HIM’s Ville Valo), Tech N9ne, Jinjer, Vince Neil (Mötley Crüe), Scott Stapp (Creed), Avatar, Static-X, The Amity Affliction, Stephen Pearcy (RATT), The Black Dahlia Murder, Atreyu, Crown The Empire, Finger Eleven, Taproot, Drowning Pool, Trust Company (original lineup), Dayseeker, Senses Fail, Stabbing Westward, 10 Years, Nonpoint, Cold (“Year Of The Spider” 20th anniversary set), CKY, Dope, After The Burial, Emmure, Bury Tomorrow, Escape The Fate, Attila (performing “About That Life”), Fit For An Autopsy, Gemini Syndrome, Adema, Alpha Wolf, Woe, Is Me, Holding Absence, Born Of Osiris, Kublai Khan TX, Like Moths To Flames, Upon A Burning Body, Caskets, Landmvrks, Tantric, Psychostick, Rain City Drive, I Set My Friends On Fire, Bodysnatcher, Eva Under Fire, Thousand Below, Paleface, No Resolve, Catch Your Breath, Patient Sixty-Seven, Dropout Kings, and Heartsick.

Emmure, Psychostick, And Thousand Below Added To 2023 Blue Ridge Rock Festival

Emmure, Psychostick, and Thousand Below have been added to this year’s Blue Ridge Rock Festival. That event will take place in Alton, VA on September 7-10 and it will also feature: Pantera, Shinedown, Megadeth, Parkway Drive, Motionless In White, Beartooth, Highly Suspect, Coal Chamber, Flyleaf (with Lacey Sturm), Black Label Society, Machine Head, The Ghost Inside, Spiritbox, VV (aka HIM’s Ville Valo), Tech N9ne, Jinjer, Vince Neil (Mötley Crüe), Scott Stapp (Creed), Avatar, Static-X, The Amity Affliction, Stephen Pearcy (RATT), The Black Dahlia Murder, Atreyu, Crown The Empire, Finger Eleven, Taproot, Drowning Pool, Trust Company (original lineup), Dayseeker, Senses Fail, Stabbing Westward, 10 Years, Nonpoint, Cold (“Year Of The Spider” 20th anniversary set), CKY, Dope, After The Burial, Bury Tomorrow, Escape The Fate, Attila (performing “About That Life”), Fit For An Autopsy, Gemini Syndrome, Adema, Alpha Wolf, Woe, Is Me, Holding Absence, Born Of Osiris, Kublai Khan TX, Like Moths To Flames, Upon A Burning Body, Caskets, Landmvrks, Tantric, Rain City Drive, I Set My Friends On Fire, Bodysnatcher, Eva Under Fire, Paleface, No Resolve, Catch Your Breath, Patient Sixty-Seven, Dropout Kings, and Heartsick.

Shinedown, Black Label Society, Machine Head, Etc. Added To 2023 Blue Ridge Rock Festival

More bands have been added to this year’s Blue Ridge Rock Festival. That event will be held in Alton, VA on September 7-10 and it will now feature: Pantera, Shinedown, Megadeth, Parkway Drive, Motionless In White, Beartooth, Highly Suspect, Coal Chamber, Flyleaf (with Lacey Sturm), Black Label Society, Machine Head, The Ghost Inside, Spiritbox, VV (aka HIM’s Ville Valo), Tech N9ne, Jinjer, Vince Neil (Mötley Crüe), Scott Stapp (Creed), Avatar, Static-X, The Amity Affliction, Stephen Pearcy (RATT), The Black Dahlia Murder, Atreyu, Crown The Empire, Finger Eleven, Taproot, Drowning Pool, Trust Company (original lineup), Dayseeker, Senses Fail, Stabbing Westward, 10 Years, Nonpoint, Cold (“Year Of The Spider” 20th anniversary set), CKY, Dope, After The Burial, Bury Tomorrow, Escape The Fate, Attila (performing “About That Life”), Fit For An Autopsy, Gemini Syndrome, Adema, Alpha Wolf, Woe, Is Me, Holding Absence, Born Of Osiris, Kublai Khan TX, Like Moths To Flames, Upon A Burning Body, Caskets, Landmvrks, Tantric, Rain City Drive, I Set My Friends On Fire, Bodysnatcher, Eva Under Fire, Paleface, No Resolve, Catch Your Breath, Patient Sixty-Seven, Dropout Kings, and Heartsick.

Highly Suspect, The Black Dahlia Murder, Caskets, Etc. Added To 2023 Blue Ridge Rock Festival

More bands have been added to this year’s Blue Ridge Rock Festival. That event will take place in Alton, VA on September 7-10 and it will now feature the following: Pantera, Megadeth, Parkway Drive, Motionless In White, Beartooth, Highly Suspect, Coal Chamber, Flyleaf (with Lacey Sturm), The Ghost Inside, Spiritbox, VV (aka HIM’s Ville Valo), Tech N9ne, Jinjer, Vince Neil (Mötley Crüe), Scott Stapp (Creed), Avatar, Static-X, The Amity Affliction, Stephen Pearcy (RATT), The Black Dahlia Murder, Atreyu, Crown The Empire, Finger Eleven, Taproot, Drowning Pool, Trust Company (original lineup), Dayseeker, Senses Fail, Stabbing Westward, 10 Years, Nonpoint, Cold (“Year Of The Spider” 20th anniversary set), CKY, Dope, After The Burial, Bury Tomorrow, Escape The Fate, Attila (performing “About That Life”), Fit For An Autopsy, Gemini Syndrome, Adema, Alpha Wolf, Woe, Is Me, Born Of Osiris, Kublai Khan TX, Like Moths To Flames, Upon A Burning Body, Caskets, Landmvrks, Tantric, Bodysnatcher, Eva Under Fire, Paleface, No Resolve, Patient Sixty-Seven, and Dropout Kings.

Megadeth, Fit For An Autopsy, Etc. Added To 2023 Blue Ridge Rock Festival

More bands have been added to this year’s Blue Ridge Rock Festival. That event will take place in Alton, VA on September 7-10 and it will now feature: Pantera, Megadeth, Parkway Drive, Motionless In White, Beartooth, Coal Chamber, Flyleaf (with Lacey Sturm), The Ghost Inside, Spiritbox, VV (aka HIM’s Ville Valo), Tech N9ne, Jinjer, Vince Neil (Mötley Crüe), Scott Stapp (Creed), Avatar, Static-X, The Amity Affliction, Atreyu, Crown The Empire, Finger Eleven, Taproot, Drowning Pool, Trust Company (original lineup), Dayseeker, Senses Fail, Stabbing Westward, 10 Years, Nonpoint, Cold (“Year Of The Spider” 20th anniversary set), CKY, Dope, After The Burial, Bury Tomorrow, Escape The Fate, Attila (performing “About That Life”), Fit For An Autopsy, Gemini Syndrome, Adema, Alpha Wolf, Woe, Is Me, Born Of Osiris, Kublai Khan TX, Like Moths To Flames, Upon A Burning Body, Landmvrks, Tantric, Bodysnatcher, No Resolve, Patient Sixty-Seven, and Dropout Kings.

Kings Of Thrash (Ex-Megadeth) Announce U.S. Tour

Kings Of Thrash, the project featuring bassist/vocalist David Ellefson (ex-Megadeth), guitarist Jeff Young (ex-Megadeth), guitarist/vocalist Chaz Leon, drummer Fred Aching, and occasional guest guitarist Chris Poland (ex-Megadeth), have announced a U.S. tour with Hatriot. The trek will find the band performing Megadeth’s “Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good!” and “So Far, So Good… So What!” in full.

Tour Dates:

02/16 Joliet, IL – The Forge
02/17 Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
02/19 Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
02/20 Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue
02/21 Columbia, MO – Blue Note
02/22 Columbus, OH – King Of Clubs
02/24 Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
02/25 Cincinnati, OH – Legends Bar And Venue
02/27 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom And Tavern
02/28 Warrendale, PA – Jergels
03/01 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
03/03 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
03/04 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
03/05 Harrisburg, PA – Midtown Arts Center
03/07 Ardmore, PA – Ardmore Music Hall
03/08 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
03/10 Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theatre
03/11 Greensboro, NC – Hangar 1819
03/12 Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
03/14 Charleston, SC – Music Farm
03/15 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Hell)

In other news, the group will also be releasing a new live album/film, titled “Best Of The West…Live At The Whisky A Go Go,” on March 24. The effort features the group’s October 15, 2022 show at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, CA and it can be pre-ordered HERE.