Life Of The Late Nick Menza (Ex-Megadeth) To Be Celebrated During Upcoming Livestream

The late Nick Menza (ex-Megadeth) is set to be honored with a special livestream event on May 21 at 1 p.m. PST / 4 p.m. EST. The virtual celebration of life will be available to watch on YouTube and it will include a behind-the-scenes sneak peek at the upcoming documentary “This Was My Life: The Story Of Nick Menza,” a listening party for its soundtrack, brand new video content, and more. The event will be hosted by executive producer and film director Holly Mollohan (Screaming Butterfly Entertainment) and David Ellefson (ex-Megadeth). The duo will answer questions about the new film and will also chat with special guests.

[via Blabbermouth]

Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine Calls Out Aggressive Security Guard During Nashville, TN Show

During Megadeth’s May 6 show at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN, Dave Mustaine called out a security guard for getting rough with fans. The frontman said the following:

“Hey, mister security dude. You there. Stop interfering with our show. Okay? You don’t need to go up on the fucking barricade and point at people. Everybody’s having fun. Cool it or I’ll ask for you to be taken out of the pit. Do you understand me? Do we have a fucking understanding here? Don’t do it again.”

He then addressed the crowd:

“I’m sorry, you guys. It’s just I don’t want your show to be fucked with by a bunch of fucking people that don’t know why they’re here.”

[via Metal Injection]

Former Megadeth, Anthrax, Etc Members To Perform At “Big Four” Tribute Concert

Ultimate Jam Night will be paying tribute to Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax during a special “Big Four” tribute show at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, CA. The event will be held on May 10 and it will feature: David Ellefson (ex-Megadeth), Jeff Young (ex-Megadeth), Neil Turbin (ex-Anthrax), Mike Heller (Fear Factory), Bryan Beller (Dethklok), Ira Black (ex-Metal Church), Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves), and tons more.

Watch Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine Go Incognito To Give Guitar Picks To Kids

Prior to a recent Megadeth show, frontman Dave Mustaine decided to put on a hoodie and sneak into the stands so he could give out some guitar picks to kids. He shared the below footage of that:

Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine: “If You Don’t Like What I’m Saying, Fuck You”

During Megadeth’s April 12 show at Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colorado, frontman Dave Mustaine took aim at those who criticize his controversial stage banter. He said the following:

“The last couple of nights I’ve been talking from the stage. It’s been a long time, and we’ve all been waiting for live music again. And there’s some people who have taken exception to some things that I’ve said from the stage the last couple of nights. And I thought to myself, ‘Well, if you don’t like what I’m saying, why are you at a MEGADETH concert?’ If you don’t like what I’m saying, fuck you. First Amendment, right? Freedom of speech. Fuck you. That’s what I say. Don’t take shit from anybody ever.”

This news comes after Mustaine recently claimed that he once pissed on the floor in a White House bathroom.

[via Blabbermouth]

Five Finger Death Punch Premiere New Song “AfterLife”, Announce U.S. Tour With Megadeth, The HU, & Fire From The Gods

Five Finger Death Punch have released a new single titled “AfterLife.” This song will serve as the title track of the band’s upcoming album.

In other news, the group have also announced a U.S. tour With Megadeth, The HU, and Fire From The Gods:

08/19 Portland, OR – RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater
08/20 Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheater
08/23 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheater
08/24 Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheater
08/26 Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
08/27 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
08/30 Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
09/01 Del Valle, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater
09/02 Houston, TX –The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
09/06 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
09/07 Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
09/09 Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
09/10 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
09/12 Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
09/14 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
09/15 Camden, NJ – Waterfront Music Pavilion
09/17 Bangor, ME – Maine Savings Amphitheater
09/18 Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
09/20 Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
09/21 Pittsburgh, PA – The Pavilion at Star Lake (no Megadeth)
09/23 Scranton, PA – Pavilion at Montage Mountain
09/24 Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
09/27 Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater (no Megadeth)
09/28 Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
09/30 Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
10/01 Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center
10/04 Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center
10/05 Clarkston, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre
10/07 Milwaukee, WI – American Family Insurance Amphitheater – Summerfest Grounds
10/08 St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
10/10 Atlanta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
10/12 Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
10/14 Denver, CO – Ball Arena
10/15 Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheater

Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine Claims He Once Pissed On The Floor Of A White House Bathroom

During Megadeth’s April 10 show in Tucson, AZ, frontman Dave Mustaine told the crowd that he once pissed on the floor of a White House bathroom. The immature incident occurred while the musician was at the White House in 1992 as part of a “Rock The Vote” campaign for Democratic National Convention coverage.

Mustaine said the following:

“I want you guys to know that I’ve lived through a lot of different eras in the United States and seen different things, and one thing that makes me the most proud of everything here in our country is you guys, the way that you are handling yourselves and the way that… as the metal community.

There’s a lot of people that go out there and they say things and they totally embarrass themselves. And I want you guys to know how proud I am to represent you.

When I went up to the White House, I was so proud to be able to go up there and say, ‘Fuck you. You think we’re stupid? We are not stupid.’

By the way, when I went into the White House, I went into the royal — whatever the fuck it’s called — White House bathroom, and I peed on the floor. I had to. I had to.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Megadeth Planning To Release “Killing Time” Single “Any Day Now”

During a recent appearance on SiriusXM’s “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk,” Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine revealed that the band are planning to release a new song, titled “Killing Time,” in the near future. That track is from the group’s new album, “The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead!,” which is currently expected to be released on July 8.

Mustaine said the following:

“We know that the whole entire thing is scheduled for July 8th. And the hopes are that we stay on schedule with that. And I know that we’ve got a single that is gonna be serviced to radio any day now. It’s a song called ‘Killing Time’. Obviously, that’s [written about] somebody in my past, but it’s not as obvious as it sounds; it’s wasting your time, not time to kill things. And it had to do with some of the situations that myself and the different band guys have gotten themselves into with the band over time. And I’m sure a lot of people are gonna relate with that. So that one, it’s gonna be sent to radio, gosh, any day now.”

He continued when asked if the band will perform the song live during their upcoming shows:

“We have this track called ‘Night Stalker’, and we’re hoping to use that as our new opening track. None of us are together yet, so we haven’t had a chance to sit down and start getting all the hiccups worked out of the track other than when we were in the studio together. But once we use that for our opening track, it’s got some sounds in it that is something we’re gonna incorporate into the beginning of our show. And it’s a track that we have… my buddy Ice-T had guested on.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Lamb Of God Team Up With Megadeth Members For Cover Of “Wake Up Dead”

Lamb Of God have released a cover of Megadeth’s “Wake Up Dead.” A video for the track, which features Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine, Kiko Loureiro, James LoMenzo, and Dirk Verbeuren, can be found below:

Mustaine commented:

“We had a blast playing with Lamb of God on their cover of ‘Wake Up Dead.’ Almost as much fun as we’re going to have playing every night on Metal Tour of the Year. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone!”

Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe continued:

“The first leg of the Metal Tour of the Year back in 2021 was a total blast, and we’re about to take it on the road again. What better way to kick it off than a little inter-band jam session? All nine members of Megadeth and Lamb of God are on the thrash classic ‘Wake Up Dead.’ Turn it up, and we’ll see you on the road!”

Lamb Of God’s Mark Morton added:

“‘Wake Up Dead’ was a massively important song for me as an aspiring young guitar player. It was one of the first songs that began my lifelong love of thrash metal and helped reinforce for me that, while solos may be fun, my allegiance is to the riff! So you can imagine what a thrill it’s been for Lamb to cover this legendary song with Dave and the rest of the Megadeth guys. Truly an honor. We all had a lot of fun putting this together and I think you can hear that energy in the track. I hope everybody enjoys this one and we can’t wait to see y’all on the Metal Tour of the Year.”

[via Rolling Stone]

Dave Mustaine Confirms Who Played Bass On Megadeth’s New Album, Reveals Special Guests Appearing On The Record

During a recent interview with Jose Mangin of SiriusXM‘s “Liquid Metal”, Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine officially confirmed that Steve DiGiorgio (Testament) was recruited to play bass on the band’s new album “The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead!.” That effort is currently expected to be released on July 8.

Mustaine had the following to say about recruiting DiGiorgio after firing David Ellefson from the band [via Blabbermouth]:

“We obviously had that weird little…well, it wasn’t little, but we had something happen that we needed to make a decision on, and it set us back a little bit timing-wise, because we needed to recalibrate and find someone to perform the bass parts, and we found who I thought was the perfect fit for us while I decided what to do… Do you know who it was? …It was Steve DiGiorgio. You’re the first person I told.

It was a good choice. I didn’t think about anybody else at the time. I was thinking about ‘who’s the hottest guy out there that can play these new songs?’ [Mustaine’s son] Justis told me one of the fastest songs we’ve ever written is on this record. I don’t care what anybody says — bass may be less strings than guitar, but it’s difficult to play, if you’re like me. I have a real hard time playing the bass. I wrote the riff for ‘Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying?’ for Pete’s sake, but you know… having to jam some of those parts that fast, it just kills your fingers.”

In related news, Mustaine also revealed that the new record will include covers of Dead Kennedys’ “Police Truck” and Sammy Hagar’s “This Planet’s On Fire.” The latter track will feature Hagar himself. Furthermore, Ice-T (Body Count) will be guesting on a new song called “Night Stalker.” Mustaine said the following about that [via MetalSucks]:

“There’s a song called ‘Night Stalker’…I can’t remember if that was the fastest one or not, but ‘Night Stalker’ is about the 160th Battallion with the U.S. Army, and it’s all the black-ops helicopters that go in at night, nobody knows they’re there, they’re in, they’re out, and…I had my buddy Ice T join me on a part in the middle of it, because Ice was a Ranger in the army, and he did two tours over in Afghanistan…I think that was back in ’91, when I first met him. I know he was a Ranger. “