MEGADETH fan site Rattlehead HQ has uploaded a number of photos from MEGADETH's performance at the San Diego stop of the Gigantour 2006 on Saturday, September 9. Check them out at this location.According to a MEGADETH forums user by the name of "Spinecraft", MEGADETH frontman Dave Mustaine gave short speech prior to performing the new song "Washington's Next". "This is the third date of the tour and so far it's been very confusing for me," Mustaine reportedly said. "We started up in Idaho, then did Oakland and now we're here in San Diego. Y'know, when I was younger I lived all over the place…I was born here in San Diego, then I ran away from home up to Idaho so I wouldn't have to cut my hair. And I lived in Oakland after that, with my previous band," referring to METALLICA. At this point the crowd "fucking booed like crazy," causing Mustaine to respond with, "No, no, don't do that. It's not like that. Believe it or not, I still like them." Read the entire review at this location. MEGADETH's new CD, "United Abominations", is scheduled for release in early 2007 via Roadrunner Records. Dave Mustaine recently told Gary Graff of Billboard.com that the album, which he's producing with Jeff Balding, "has a lot of variation on it. It's got some surprises, but there's a really old-school vein to it, I would say." The group has been careful not to rush the album, either, holding sessions in London, Los Angeles and Nashville since earlier this year. "We're taking our time with this one," Mustaine said. "It's a great feeling to make a record and not have our feet held to the fire. One of my heroes growing up was KISS, but they really frustrated me 'cause they would put out a record just about every year. I couldn't figure that out. I pretty much have a cycle of about 18 months to 24 months between records. I just can't put them out any quicker than that and feel comfortable about them."
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