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Was New MEGADETH Guitarist KIKO LOUREIRO 'Allowed' To Contribute To 'Dystopia'? Watch His Response

New MEGADETH guitarist Kiko Loureiro took part in a masterclass on November 3 in Russia. You can watch video footage of his appearance below. Asked during the question-an-answer portion of the masterclass if he was "allowed" by MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine to contribute musical ideas to the band's new album, "Dystopia", Kiko said: "I don't ...

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Watch MARTY FRIEDMAN Perform 'Amagi Goe' For EMGtv

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman took to the EMGtv stage for the first time with this performance of "Amagi Goe". With the EMG 81X and EMG 60X humbuckers, you can hear all of the nuance and style in Marty's guitar playing. These pickups truly highlight the subtlety in his sustain and the ferocity in his ...

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MEGADETH's U.S. Tour To Kick Off In February, Says DAVE MUSTAINE

MEGADETH will embark on a U.S. tour in February 2016. The four-band package will mark MEGADETH's first U.S. run of dates in support of its new album, "Dystopia", which is scheduled for release in January. While chatting with fans on Saturday (October 31) via Periscope, a live video streaming platform owned by Twitter, Mustaine stated ...

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Ex-MEGADETH Guitarist MARTY FRIEDMAN Announces More U.S. Tour Dates

With his first live appearances in North America in more than a decade, former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman recently mesmerized fans across the continent in support of his Billboard-charting, critically acclaimed 2014 solo album "Inferno". Now, Friedman is excited to announce that he'll return Stateside once again in early 2016. Following a solo guitar clinic ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN: Video Footage Of Final Show Of U.S. Tour

Victor A. Nieto of DSD Video Production has uploaded video footage of former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman's October 3 performance at Ramona Mainstage in Ramona, California. Check out the clips below. Friedman recently embarked on his first tour of North America since 2003 — a 21-date headlining run that kicked off September 9. The trek ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE On New MEGADETH Lineup: 'We've Definitely Upgraded Talent-Wise, Personality-Wise, Friendship-Wise'

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine spoke to Australian Associated Press about his attempt to reunite the band's classic "Rust In Peace" lineup, featuring Nick Menza on drums and Marty Friedman on guitar, following last year's departures of Shawn Drover and Chris Broderick. "It's no secret that the whole 'Rust In Peace' reunion lineup thing ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON On MEGADETH's First Show With New Lineup: 'It Felt Like A Band Of Four Rock Stars On Stage'

Loudwire recently conducted an interview with MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the departures of MEGADETH drummer Shawn Drover and guitarist Chris Broderick in November 2014: "It was kind of shocking when [Chris] and Shawn left, 'cause [their departures] ...

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Ex-MEGADETH Drummer NICK MENZA On Failed Reunion Of 'Rust In Peace' Lineup: 'They Didn't Wanna Show Me Any Love At All'

Former MEGADETH drummerNick Menza says that the attempted reunion of the band's classic "Rust In Peace" lineup earlier this year failed to materialize because MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine "didn't wanna show me any love at all." The opportunity for MEGADETH's most celebrated lineup to regroup arose following the departures of guitarist Chris Broderick and drummer ...

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Video: MARTY FRIEDMAN Joined By Audience Member in Philly For Onstage Shredding

On September 12, former MEGADETH axeman Marty Friedman invited another audience-member guitarist, Cristian Nistor, on stage at the North Star Bar & Grill in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for some onstage shredding. Check out video footage below. Friedman recently embarked on his first tour of North America since 2003 — a 21-date headlining run that kicked off ...

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Video: Ex-MEGADETH Guitarist MARTY FRIEDMAN Performs In Cleveland

Multi-camera video footage of Marty Friedman's (ex-MEGADETH) September 15 performance in Cleveland, Ohio can be seen below. Friedman recently embarked on his first tour of North America since 2003 — a 21-date headlining run that kicked off September 9. The trek marks the latest leg of Friedman's ongoing world tour in support of "Inferno", his ...

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Premiere: MARTY FRIEDMAN's Lyric Video For 'Jasmine Cyanide'

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman will release a digital-only deluxe version of his 2014 acclaimed solo album, "Inferno", on September 4 via Prosthetic. The set will feature two exclusive bonus tracks, "Ballad Of The Barbie Bandits" and "Jasmine Cyanide", the latter of which features a guest appearance by Canadian rocker Danko Jones. Regarding the "Jasmine ...

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DEATH DEALER Feat. Former MANOWAR, HALFORD, INTO ETERNITY Members: 'Break The Silence' Video

DEATH DEALER, the band featuring MANOWAR and the DICTATORS guitarist Ross "The Boss" Friedman alongside vocalist Sean Peck (CAGE), guitarist Stu Marshall (producer and guitarist for such voices as Udo Dirkschneider and Steve Grimmett), bassist Mike Davis (HALFORD, LIZZY BORDEN), and drummer Steve Bolognese (INTO ETERNITY), will release its sophomore album, "Hallowed Ground", on October ...

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MEGADETH: First Official Promotional Photo Of New Lineup

The first official promotional photo of MEGADETH's new lineup — featuring founding members Dave Mustaine (guitar, vocals) and David Ellefson (bass) alongside LAMB OF GOD drummer Chris Adler and Brazilian guitarist Kiko Loureiro, best known for his work with ANGRA — can be seen on this page. Adler and Loureiro were recruited earlier this year ...

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