MEGADETH: The Return Of Vic Rattlehead

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson has issued the following update:

"In our ongoing effort to always improve the live show we had a special introduction of our beloved mascot Vic Rattlehead, who came out and domineered the stage during the song 'Dawn Patrol' last night in Cleveland, Ohio.

"Vic has been with us since our beginning in 1985 on the 'Killing Is My Business...' album but really came into his own on the 'Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?!' album cover in 1986.

"We were happy for his debut with us last night on the 'American Carnage' tour in Cleveland and will likely be making more appearances at upcoming shows. Be aware..."

Fan-filmed video footage of the "Dawn Patrol" performance from last night can be viewed below.

The final night of MEGADETH's historic month-long "Rust In Peace" 20th anniversary tour has been captured for the upcoming "Rust In Peace Live" Blu-ray, DVD and CD, due out September 7 on Shout! Factory.

On March 31, 2010, at this incredibly special show at the legendary Hollywood Palladium, not far from where Dave Mustaine formed the band in 1983, MEGADETH played their landmark, genre-defining 1990 "Rust In Peace" album in its entirety, in addition to other MEGADETH favorites. "Rust In Peace Live" also marks the return of original bassist David Ellefson (MEGADETH 1983-2002) to the iconic multi-platinum group after eight years.

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