MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE Performs At UK's GUITARFEST; Video Available

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine was joined by bassist Marco Mendoza (THIN LIZZY, WHITESNAKE, TED NUGENT), MEGADETH drummer Shawn Drover and Danish guitarist Soren Anderson (SUPERFUZZ) for a performance at this year's Guitarfest at Music Live (the UK's favorite music-making bash) on Friday, November 7.

Fan-filmed video footage of the "Peace Sells" performance from Guitarfest can be viewed below.

According to Mustaine, "neither [Mendoza nor Anderson] had a chance to listen to the songs [before the band's first rehearsal on Wednesday, November 5], and it immediately took me back to auditioning before Marty Friedman and the redneck that came in and set up all these great amps and stuff, and turned to me and said, 'OK, y'all! Show me them songs!' or something equally eloquent. I am glad beyond gladness that [the Guitarfest organizers] flew Shawn Drover over to play drums for me after Tommy Aldridge [THIN LIZZY, WHITESNAKE, OZZY OSBOURNE] bailed out."

Regarding the actual performance, Mustaine writes on the MEGADETH forum, "Shawn was introduced and then me, and he clicked us in with four clicks on his drumsticks and then Marco started some song that sounded like 'Peace Sells'. I guess Soren was checking his guitar during the beginning of the song when it is just supposed to be bass guitar alone, but once me and Mr. Drover came in, fortunately we started laying it down, and the 'MEGADETH Mach 2' got over the heebie-jeebies. In the end, it was fun and Soren is quite the 'rock-starish' looking guy, and he even reminded me a little of Glen Drover [former MEGADETH guitarist]."

MEGADETH will embark on the "Priest Feast" European tour with headliners JUDAS PRIEST and openers TESTAMENT in February 2009.

The band's new CD is being helmed by acclaimed British producer Andy "Undie" Sneap, who produced MEGADETH's last album, "United Abominations" (May 2007, Roadrunner Records).

MEGADETH's forthcoming LP will be the group's first with guitarist Chris Broderick, who replaced Glen Drover at the end of last year.

MEGADETH's "Anthology: Set The World Afire" (Capitol/EMI) career-spanning 2-CD and digital collection sold around 2,600 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

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