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DAVE MUSTAINE Wishes Late MEGADETH Drummer NICK MENZA Happy 58th Birthday 'In Heaven'

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has taken to social media to wish a happy birthday to the band's late drummer, Nick Menza. Menza, who was born in Munich, Germany, where his father, jazz musician Don Menza, had been stationed with the U.S. Army, would have turned 58 on Saturday (July 23). Earlier toda...
July 23, 2022
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Watch LITA FORD Perform In Horseheads, New York

Fan-filmed video of Lita Ford's July 22 performance at The L in Horseheads, New York can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube channel DarthNimmer). This past May, bassist Marten Andersson (STEELHEART, LIZZY BORDEN, LYNCH MOB) officially joined Lita's touring band. Andersson replaced longtime Lita bass...
July 23, 2022
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RANDY BACHMAN Joined By MARTY FRIEDMAN For 'Takin' Care Of Business' Performance In Tokyo (Video)

Roppongi Rocks has uploaded video of Randy Bachman and former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman playing "Takin' Care Of Business" at Tokyo American Club in Tokyo, Japan on Saturday, July 2. The event served as the Club's Independence Day celebration. The legendary guitarist and songwriter behind suc...
July 5, 2022
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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE Says It Was 'Time' To 'Move On' From DAVID ELLEFSON

Dave Mustaine says that "there had been enough stuff that had led up to" his decision to fire bassist David Ellefson from MEGADETH last year. Ellefson's exit from the band came in May 2021, just days after sexually tinged messages and explicit video footage involving him were posted on Twitter. At t...
June 29, 2022
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DAVE MUSTAINE Will Forgive DAVID ELLEFSON But 'Won't Play Music With Him Anymore'

MEGADETH's Dave Mustaine says that he won't play music with David Ellefson anymore, more than a year after firing the bassist from the band they formed together nearly four decades ago. Ellefson's exit came just days after sexually tinged messages and explicit video footage involving him were posted...
June 24, 2022
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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE On DAVID ELLEFSON: 'It Was Hard On Me Letting Him Go'

MEGADETH's Dave Mustaine says it was "hard" for him to fire David Ellefson more than a year ago, just days after sexually tinged messages and explicit video footage involving the bassist were posted on Twitter. At the time, Ellefson released a statement on Instagram denying all social media chatter...
June 23, 2022
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MARTY FRIEDMAN, Self-Proclaimed ELVIS PRESLEY 'Maniac', Praises New Biopic

Marty Friedman has praised the new biopic of Elvis Presley, calling it "the be-all-end-all movie" about the iconic singer. The 59-year-old former MEGADETH guitarist, who says he's been "an Elvis maniac" since the age of six, offered his opinion of Baz Luhrmann's biopic, in which Tom Hanks stars as t...
June 20, 2022
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MAX CAVALERA Says He 'Got Busted' Drinking 'Hand Sanitizer' Before He Finally Got Sober

Max Cavalera (SEPULTURA, SOULFLY, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY) was a guest on a recent episode of the "Hardcore Humanism With Dr. Mike" podcast. During his conversation with clinical psychologist and life coach Dr. Mike Friedman, Max talked about coping with poverty as a child in Brazil when his father died...
June 19, 2022
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Ex-MEGADETH Guitarist MARTY FRIEDMAN Guests On RUSS HEWITT Single 'Vivir Libre'

After previously putting out a string of singles with such recording artists as jazz blues legend Larry Carlton (STEELY DAN, THE CRUSADERS) and rock funk groovester Nuno Bettencourt from the band EXTREME, Texas-based guitarist Russ Hewitt has done it again with another collaborative effort with anot...
June 1, 2022
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LITA FORD Announces New Bassist

Bassist Marten Andersson (STEELHEART, LIZZY BORDEN, LYNCH MOB) will join Lita Ford on stage for all of her upcoming 2022 tour dates. Andersson replaces longtime Lita bassist Marty O'Brien who recently became the touring bassist for DAUGHTRY. Lita said: "Marten brings to the stage a sound and high-en...
May 23, 2022
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SEVENDUST To Enter Studio This Summer

In a new interview with Anne Erickson of Audio Ink Radio, SEVENDUST guitarist John Connolly spoke about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the follow-up to 2020's "Blood & Stone" album. He said: "We're in demo mode right now. We're gonna hit the studio in the summer. So, yeah, we're wo...
May 17, 2022
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Iconic Mockumentary 'Spinal Tap' Is Getting A Sequel

According to Deadline, the iconic mockumentary "This Is Spinal Tap" is getting a sequel. Rob Reiner will return to direct, and original stars/writers Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer will reprise their roles as Nigel Tufnel, David St Hubbins and Derek Smalls, respectively. The new...
May 12, 2022
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HEART's ANN WILSON: 'I've Always Had A Really Difficult Time Accepting The Idea That There Is A Single Reality'

HEART singer Ann Wilson is the featured guest on the latest episode of the "Hardcore Humanism With Dr. Mike" podcast. Ann talks with clinical psychologist and life coach Dr. Mike Friedman about coping with feelings of emptiness, how she approaches songwriting and how she realized she wanted to pursu...
May 12, 2022
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Watch: DAVID ELLEFSON And JEFF YOUNG Perform MEGADETH Songs Together For First Time In 34 Years

Former MEGADETH members David Ellefson and Jeff Young reunited on stage last night (Tuesday, May 10) at Ultimate Jam Night, the long-running community-oriented show in residency at the famed Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California, as part of a special tribute to the so-called "Big Four" of 198...
May 11, 2022
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Former MEGADETH, ANTHRAX And W.A.S.P. Members To Perform At 'Big Four' Tribute Concert At Whisky A Go Go

Ultimate Jam Night, the long-running community-oriented show in residency at the famed Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California, will hold a special tribute to the so-called "Big Four" of 1980s thrash metal — METALLICA, MEGADETH, SLAYER and ANTHRAX — on Tuesday, May 10. Among the musicians sched...
May 7, 2022