Students at an Arizona high school were given a massive treat when Megadeth's David Ellefson dropped by for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. With the goal in mind of positively impacting the young minds, Ellefson shared stories of his past drug and alcohol abuse along with his continuous path of recovery.
Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine was the guest on Full Metal Jackie’s radio show this past weekend. Mustaine spoke about the wealth of things on his immediate horizon, including his appearance with the San Diego Symphony, Megadeth's inclusion in Motorhead's Motorboad Cruise and the early stages of the band's next record. If you missed Jackie’s show, here’s her full interview with Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine.
Motorhead are hitting the high seas, and if they have their way, you'll never hear the ship's horn. That's because there will be some stellar metal bands on board ready to drown out any outside sounds on "The Loudest Boat in the World." The inaugural 'Motorhead's Motorboat Cruise' will set sail in September 2014 with Megadeth, Anthrax and a whole host of heavy rock acts joining in the fun.
On Feb. 5, news broke that Newsted had been booted from two of Megadeth's upcoming Australian tour dates. It was stated by organizers that Jason Newsted's eponymous band were removed from the shows "at the request of Megadeth," but according to a Megadeth representative, the band had nothing to do with kicking Newsted off the Australian gigs.
An interesting news story involving Megadeth and Jason Newsted has come across the pond from Australia. Ever year, tons of amazing bands are recruited to tour throughout Australia for the Soundwave Festival. Many acts take the opportunity to play extra 'Sidewave' shows while they're traveling around the country, but according to Soundwave itself, Jason Newsted's eponymous solo act has been booted from two Megadeth side shows "at the request" of the band.