MEGADETH Drummer Prepares For Headlining Tour

MEGADETH drummer Shawn Drover has posted the following message in the "Forums" section of the band's official web site:

"With about three weeks until the next tour leg begins, at this point I would usually be dusting off the drum-set and sssssllllllllooooooowwwwwwwwllllly begin to rehearse on my own before we pick the tour ball back up. This time however, I have already been playing quite a bit, and now with the two additional tunes being added to the setlist (which I am thrilled about, I must say) I am really looking forward to playing these tunes in a live setting. As a longtime advocate for the 'Killing Is My Business' record/era, Playing 'Skull Beneath the Skin' is going to be fun for me. Apart from all things MEGA, I have already made plans with Glen [Drover; guitar] to watch the re-make of 'Halloween' on August 31st in L.A. This is my all-time favorite movie flat-out; thus my fingers are crossed in hoping that Rob [Zombie] will make his version as terrifying as the original (a difficult task, of course, but I do think it can be done). I am counting down the days on this one."

MEGADETH fan club (MegaFanClub) members can chat live with mainman Dave Mustaine today (Sunday, August 12) at 3:00 p.m. PDT / 6:00 p.m. EDT (22:00 GMT) at the fan club chat room. This chat with Dave is a fan club exclusive and you must be a member of the MegaFanClub to participate. As an added bonus, MegaFanClub is giving away three "That One Night: In Buenos Aires" CDs as door prizes. Winners will be chosen randomly from those participating and will be notified at the end of the chat.

To join the MegaFanClub, click here.

MEGADETH's U.S. tour this fall kicks off in Anchorage, Alaska on September 4, taking the band through 24 U.S. cites ending up in Norfolk Virginia on October 6. Support on the dates will come from IN THIS MOMENT and THE CONFESSION.

MEGADETH's latest CD, "United Abominations", has sold 119,000 copies in the United States since its May 15 release, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

MEGADETH performing "Washington is Next!" live at U.K.'s Download festival, June 2007:

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