Dave Mustaine Confirms Title Of New Megadeth Album

Megadeth’s upcoming album will be titled “The Sick, The Dying And The Dead.” Dave Mustaine confirmed the news and teased the title track in a recent Cameo video. The frontman said the following in the clip:

“If you listen real closely, you can hear in the background… There’s the Pro Tools rig with the new album, doing a rough mix. And you’re getting to hear a little bit of it in the background… This is the beginning of the song ‘The Sick, The Dying And The Dead’, which is our title track.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Live Nation To Offer Fans $20 Tickets For Upcoming Shows From Slipknot, Korn, Megadeth, Etc.

Live Nation have announced a special “Return To Live” ticket promotion. The offer will launch on July 28 at 12:00pm EDT / 3:00pm PDT and it will give fans a chance to get $20 tickets for shows from Slipknot, Korn, Megadeth, KISS, Judas Priest and more. Notably, there will also be a pre-sale for T-Mobile and Sprint customers on July 27.

Here’s a list of the participating artists:

  • 311
  • 3 Doors Down
  • Alanis Morissette
  • Alice Cooper
  • Brad Paisley
  • Brett Eldredge
  • Brooks & Dunn
  • Brothers Osborne
  • Coheed And Cambria
  • Dierks Bentley
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Hall & Oates
  • Jason Aldean
  • Jonas Brothers
  • Judas Priest
  • Kings Of Leon
  • KISS
  • Korn
  • Lady A
  • Lil Baby
  • Lindsey Stirling
  • Luke Bryan
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Maroon 5
  • Megadeth
  • NF
  • Pitbull
  • Primus
  • Rise Against
  • Rod Wave
  • Slipknot
  • The Black Crowes
  • The Doobie Brothers
  • Thomas Rhett
  • Trippie Redd
  • Zac Brown Band

You can find more details on the promotion HERE.

Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine To Guest On John 5’s New Album

John 5 (Rob Zombie, ex-Marilyn Manson) has revealed that Dave Mustaine (Megadeth) will be guesting on his new album “Sinner.” That effort is expected to be released on Halloween and it will also feature Peter Criss (ex-KISS). John 5 told Marci Wiser of 95.5 KLOS the following:

“I’m very excited about it. It’s all instrumental, like my crazy stuff that I do. We have Peter Criss playing drums on ‘Georgia On My Mind’. And we just got it finished yesterday — hopefully nobody’s upset I’m gonna talk about it — but we have Dave Mustaine doing a little vocal thing. ‘Cause we have these little vocal hooks in each song. So it’s super cool. And Mustaine did it. And it sounds so good. I love Megadeth so much, so I was, like, ‘Oh my God. We’ve gotta see if Mustaine will do it.’ And he kills it.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Megadeth’s “Unplugged In Boston” To Receive Commercial Release In August

Megadeth‘s “Unplugged In Boston” will officially receive a commercial release on August 20. That effort was recorded during an acoustic show at Bill’s Bar in Boston, MA on May 9, 2001. Pre-orders can be found HERE.

“Unplugged In Boston” Track Listing:

01. “Dread And The Fugitive Mind”
02. “Trust”
03. “Time: The Beginning”
04. “Use The Man”
05. “Holy Wars…The Punishment Due”
06. “Almost Honest”
07. “Promises”
08. “She-Wolf”
09. “Moto Psycho”
10. “Symphony Of Destruction”

Testament’s Steve Di Giorgio Rumored To Be Megadeth’s New Bassist

There are some rumors circulating that seem to suggest that Testament’s Steve Di Giorgio may be Megadeth’s new bassist. The unconfirmed reports stem from Dave Mustaine’s recent Cameo video in which he teased the band’s newest member. As pointed out by a number of people, the bass in that clip was the same make and model of Ibanez as the one that Di Giorgio uses.

[via MetalSucks]

Hatebreed To Replace In Flames On Megadeth, Lamb Of God, & Trivium Tour

In Flames have dropped off their upcoming tour with Megadeth, Lamb Of God, and Trivium. Hatebreed will now be taking their place. In Flames commented:

“In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we had to make the difficult decision to not join the Metal Tour of The Year. We were looking forward to playing for you all and this was an unbelievably hard choice to make. Thank you for understanding and your support as we all get through this unprecedented time. We have a lot of things in the works for 2022 – more on that shortly. Stay safe & we’ll see you on the road again soon!“

Tour Dates:

08/20 Austin, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater
08/21 Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
08/22 Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
08/24 El Paso, TX – Don Haskins Center
08/25 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
08/27 Denver, CO – Ball Arena
08/29 Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre
08/31 Reno, NV – Reno Events Center
09/01 Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
09/02 Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion
09/04 Portland, OR – Moda Center
09/05 Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre
09/09 Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago
09/11 Danville, VA – Blue Ridge Festival
09/12 Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
09/13 Boston, MA – Leader Bank Pavilion
09/15 Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
09/16 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
09/18 Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center
09/19 Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
09/20 Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion
09/22 Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
09/24 Mount Pleasant, MI – Soaring Eagle Casino Amphitheatre
09/25 Indianola, IA – Knotfest Iowa (no Hatebreed)
09/26 St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis
09/28 Minneapolis, MN – Armory
09/30 Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
10/01 Laval, QC – Place Bell
10/02 Quebec City, QC – Centre Videotron

Dave Mustaine Says There Is No Chance Of David Ellefson Ever Returning To Megadeth

In a recent Cameo request from Rock Feed, Dave Mustaine was asked about the possibility of David Ellefson returning to Megadeth at some point in the future. The frontman responded by saying there is no chance of another reunion.

Mustaine simply said the following:

“Any chance on Ellefson coming back later on? The answer to that is no.”

This news comes shortly after Megadeth re-recorded Ellefson’s bass parts on their new album. It is still unclear who the band’s new bassist is, but Mustaine recently teased the mystery musician in a separate Cameo video. Their identity is expected to be revealed soon.

As previously reported, Ellefson was fired from Megadeth following accusations of underage grooming and sexual misconduct. Those allegations stemmed from leaked footage that shows him masturbating during a video chat with a young woman.

The bassist previously denied the accusations, saying the girl was not underage, and he is now seeking legal action against the leaker of the video.

[via Blabbermouth]

Dave Mustaine Teased Megadeth’s New Bassist In A Recent Cameo Video

As previously reported, Megadeth recently brought on a mystery musician to re-track former bassist David Ellefson’s parts on their new album. Now, frontman Dave Mustaine has shared a sneak peek at the new bassist in a Cameo video that he sent to a fan. He said the following in the clip:

“I’m walking around the studio right now. That’s [producer] Chris Rakestraw sitting back there on the console. And you got our mystery bass player hiding behind the chair down there on the floor, so you can’t see him. We will be saying who that is soon, and you actually saw him before anybody else — even though you can’t actually see him.”

[via Metal Injection]

Megadeth Finish Re-Recording Bass Parts For New Album

Dave Mustaine previously revealed that the band were going to re-record former bassist David Ellefson’s parts on their new album and now it looks like they have already finished that process. However, it is still unclear which bassist was brought in for the sessions. Dave Mustaine told a fan the following in a recent Cameo video:

“I hear you’re a big pretty fan of ‘Fatal Illusion’ right now. That’s cool. Actually, we’ve got one song on the new album — it’s called ‘The Dogs Of Chernobyl’ — which is very similar to ‘Fatal Illusion’ in aggression. So I hope you like that song when you get the new record. It won’t be long. It’s a matter of finishing the parts when I get home today and tomorrow. Our bass parts are all done. And it won’t be long, so I’m looking forward to seeing you at the meet-and-greet. Until then, take care and stay metal.”

[via Loudwire]

Watch Ex-Megadeth Guitarist Chris Broderick Perform Jason Becker’s “Perpetual Burn” On Becker’s Original Hurricane Guitar

Former Megadeth guitarist Chris Broderick has shared footage of himself performing Jason Becker’s “Perpetual Burn” on Becker’s white 22-fret Hurricane guitar. You can check that out below. Broderick commented:

“I got the chance to play Jason Becker ‘s original white Hurricane guitar that was seen on the cover of Cacophony’s “Speed Metal Symphony” and used to record Perpetual Burn and had to attempt a little excerpt from Perpetual Burn to honor Jason. This one-of-a-kind original shred history guitar is going up for auction to pay for Jason’s lifetime of ALS medical expenses, so myself and many other musicians are playing it to raise awareness. This horrific disease could happen to any of us. To bid on this guitar on July 14-15 go to: http://guernseys.com/v2/century_music.html For more information on Jason Becker or the guitar auction please go to www.JasonBecker.com