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Video: MARTY FRIEDMAN Talks To Argentina's CN23 About His ÁSTOR PIAZZOLLA Tribute

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman teamed up with Argentine tango-jazz act ESCALANDRUM to pay tribute to Argentine tango composer, bandoneon player and arranger Ástor Piazzolla on April 9 at the Usina del Arte’s Sala Sinfónica in Buenos Aires. The concert featured such songs as "Tangueria", "Vayamos Al Diablo", "Oblivion", "Adiós Nonino", "Libertango" and Friedman's own ...

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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE: KIKO LOUREIRO Is 'Definitely The Best Guitarist We've Ever Had'

According to MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine, the band's new lead guitarist, Kiko Loureiro, has finished laying down all the acoustic guitar parts for the group's fifteenth album. Mustaine added in a tweet: "[Kiko is] definitely the best guitarist we've ever had." Mustaine's latest comments echo those he made about MEGADETH's previous guitarist, Chris Broderick, during ...

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NICK MENZA: MEGADETH Expected Me To Work On New Album For Free

Former MEGADETH drummer Nick Menza was recently interviewed by Caleb Smith of the "The Sick Room" podcast in New Zealand. You can now listen to the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On why he is not playing on the new MEGADETH album after apparently holding discussions in December and January ...

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Video: MARTY FRIEDMAN Pays Tribute To Argentine Tango Composer ÁSTOR PIAZZOLLA With Special Concert

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman teamed up with Argentine tango-jazz act ESCALANDRUM to pay tribute to Argentine tango composer, bandoneon player and arranger Ástor Piazzolla on Thursday, April 9 at the Usina del Arte’s Sala Sinfónica in Buenos Aires. The concert featured such songs as "Tangueria", "Vayamos Al Diablo", "Oblivion", "Adiós Nonino", "Libertango" and Friedman's ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN Admits He Was Asked To Rejoin MEGADETH, Says It Would Have Been 'A Huge Step Backwards'

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman has admitted that was offered a position in the band following the departure of guitarist Chris Broderick, but says that he would be taking "a huge step backwards" by returning to the Dave Mustaine-led group. During a brand new interview with Argentina's Vorterix radio station, Friedman was asked to comment ...

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TREMONTI Recruits Bassist TANNER KEEGAN For Upcoming Tour

TREMONTI, the band fronted by ALTER BRIDGE/CREED guitarist Mark Tremonti, has recruited Tanner Keegan to play bass on its upcoming tour. It was announced last week that bassist Wolfgang Van Halen will not hit the road with TREMONTI due to commitments with his main act, VAN HALEN. Wolfgang said in a statement, "I am still ...

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DEE SNIDER 'Apologizes' To DOUG ALDRICH, Slams KISS

TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider has apologized to former WHITESNAKE and DIO guitarist Doug Aldrich for "singling him out" by questioning the relevance of any of the WHITESNAKE releases Aldrich appeared on. On February 9, Snider posed the following question for his 124,000 Twitter followers: "What WHITESNAKE album of importance did Douglas Aldrich play on? ...

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DOKKEN's JEFF PILSON Gets 'Missing' Bass Back After 23 Years

Marty O'Brien, an acclaimed bassist whose touring credits over the years include playing for Lita Ford, Tommy Lee, DISTURBED, STATIC-X, METHODS OF MAYHEM and Gus G., has shared the following story via his Facebook page: "It's story time… So… as a teenager in Rhode Island, I saved up all my money and finally bought my ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Says DAVE MUSTAINE 'Is A Great Leader'

Nev Pearce of Australia's "Rabid Noise" podcast recently conducted an interview with MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson. You can now listen to the chat below. Speaking about the musical and personal chemistry that he has with MEGADETH leader Dave Mustaine, Ellefson said: "I really understood Dave's music [from the beginning], I understood the musicianship behind it, ...

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