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MEGADETH's MUSTAINE Looking For Merchandise Ideas

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has posted the following message in the "Forums" section of the band's official web site: "I am very curious as to what intrigues y'all when flying colors for your favorite bands and what are some of the best merchandise ideas that you have even seen. This includes clothing as well as ...

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MEGADETH Mainman Working On 'Arsenal' Artwork

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has posted the following message in the "Forums" section of the band's official web site: "I am going to start on the artwork for 'The Arsenal of Megadeth' tomorrow with our wonderful friend and creator of so much MEGADETH artwork in the past, Acryl! Also known as Michael Müller, I met ...

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EIDOLON: MEGADETH Guitarist Issues New Album Update

EIDOLON guitarist Glen Drover (MEGADETH) has posted the following update on the band's official web site: "Here is an update to let you know where we stand with the progress of recording the new EIDOLON album, 'The Parallel Otherworld'. "All that is left now are two bass tracks, my solos and Nils' [K. Rue, vocals; ...

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Roadrunner United: The All-Star Sessions - VARIOUS ARTISTS

You have to give a project like this credit for sheer balls alone, not to mention the amount of frequent-flyer miles annihilated in the name of tribute. Four "team captains" — ex-FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares, MACHINE HEAD mainman Robert Flynn, SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison and TRIVIUM frontman Matthew K. Heafy — assembled core bands ...

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DEICIDE Frontman: New Material Is 'Heaviest Sh*t We've Ever Written'

Following DEICIDE's current European tour, the band are looking forward to putting some newly written material onto record. "The new material is the heaviest shit we've ever written." said bassist/vocalist Glen Benton in a press release. "This is sure to be heaviest record since [1992's] 'Legion'." Along with an upcoming recording session, the band have ...

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DROWNING POOL To Perform For Troops In Persian Gulf

The USO, in partnership with Armed Forces Entertainment (AFE), will soon send metal band DROWNING POOL to perform several shows for service members serving in the Persian Gulf region. The band also will "meet and greet" troops, sign autographs and pose for pictures. The Texas-based quartet will be accompanied by Dallas radio station KDGE's afternoon ...

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MEGADETH To Become 'Cartoon Legends'

According to a posting on the official MEGADETH web site, MEGADETH will appear on the "Duck Dodgers" episode "In Space No One Can Hear You Rock/ Ridealong Calamity", tentatively scheduled to air on the Boomerang channel at 7:00 p.m. Pacific on Friday, October 28. They will also appear in the series finale, "Bone Fide Phony ...

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MEGADETH Bassist: New Album Will 'Kick Some Major Butt'

MEGADETH bassist James MacDonough (ex-ICED EARTH) has posted the following message in the "Forums" section of the band's official web site: "We all fly home today of course to be with our families, leaving the Killing Road for a bit. We have a huge family of Droogs all around the world. "Like I said in ...

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P.O.D. To Release New EP

Billboard.com is reporting that P.O.D. will release a new EP, "The Warriors EP Vol. 2", on November 15 via Atlantic. The seven-track set will include demo versions of two new songs, "Teachers" and "Ya Mama", recorded late last year in Palm Springs, California, plus the tracks "If It Wasn't for You", "Why Wait?" and "Eyes ...

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It's Official: SLIPKNOT, SEPULTURA, MACHINE HEAD Members To Take Part In ROADRUNNER Jam

As BLABBERMOUTH.NET exclusively reported on September 24, the year-long, multi-tiered celebration of Roadrunner Records' 25th Anniversary culminates on December 15 when the label will host a once-in-a-lifetime concert at the Nokia Theatre in New York City. The show will feature a ROADRUNNER UNITED "house band" comprised of Joey Jordison (SLIPKNOT) on drums, Andreas ...

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MEGADETH's MUSTAINE: FRIEDMAN 'Served Us Very Well' But 'He Doesn't Want To Be Here'

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has distanced himself from some of his seemingly negative comments directed at the group's former guitarist, Marty Friedman. In a posting on the band's official forum, a MEGADETH fan posed the question, "I've never seen Glen [Drover, current MEGADETH guitarist] play. Is he better than [Al] Pitrelli [ex-MEGADETH/SAVATAGE guitarist]?? We all ...

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MEGADETH Members Check In From Brazil

MEGADETH members Dave Mustaine, James MacDonough and Shawn Drover have posted separate messages on the band's official forum prior to the group's Oct. 11 gig in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The messages read as follows: Dave Mustaine: "I am harnessing up for the Sao Paulo show, whom I am sure knowing the fighting determination of these ...

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It's Official: MEGADETH Will Continue

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine announced at the end of the band's headlining performance in Buenos Aires, Argentina Sunday night (October 9) that the group will continue to record and tour under the name MEGADETH. "I told you earlier tonight that I was gonna let all of you know first before the rest of the world ...

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MEGADETH: Chilean Concert Riot Results In 24 Arrests

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has posted the following message in the "Forums" section of the band's official web site: "Well, the Chilean show was fantastic! And except for the 500 people who rioted outside the venue, the 24 that got arrested, the wall that was pulled down and the car that was destroyed, everything went ...

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DREAMSCAPE: 'Revoiced' Album To Surface In November

German progressive metallers DREAMSCAPE have posted the following message on their official web site: "Finally a release date of our new album 'Revoiced' — a 'best-of' album of the first two CDs 'Trans-Like State' [1997] and 'Very' [1999], completely new recorded und partially new arranged plus a instrumental bonus track — has been [announced] by ...

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MERCYFUL FATE's HERMANN, DENNER To Guest On EIDOLON CD

MEGADETH guitarist Glen Drover has issued the following update on his EIDOLON project (which also features Glen's brother/MEGADETH drummer Shawn): "Sorry it has been so long, but as most of you know, Shawn and I have been on tour most of the summer with MEGADETH, and what a tour it was!!!! "Where are we with ...

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MEGADETH Bassist JAMES MACDONOUGH's GIGANTOUR Recap

MEGADETH bassist James MacDonough has posted the following message in the "Forums" section of the band's official web site: "I would like to thank all the members and crew from DREAM THEATER, ANTHRAX, FEAR FACTORY, NEVERMORE, LIFE OF AGONY, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, SYMPHONY X, DRY KILL LOGIC and BOBAFLEX. You guys made [Gigantour] work ...

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STAIND, P.O.D., TAPROOT Gear Up For 'Fall Brawl' Tour

Flip/Atlantic recording group STAIND has weighed in with the announcement of a major headlining U.S. tour, dubbed the "Fall Brawl". The cross-country trek will find the band joining forces with Atlantic labelmates P.O.D. and TAPROOT, plus Texas rockers FLYLEAF, for what promises to be one of the season's most electrifying events. The itinerary is slated ...

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OZZFEST 2005: More Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

Billboard magazine has released the attendance figures for three more stops on the Ozzfest 2005 festival tour, which featured BLACK SABBATH in the headlining slot, alongside IRON MAIDEN (replaced by VELVET REVOLVER beginning on August 23), MUDVAYNE, SHADOWS FALL, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, IN FLAMES and ROB ZOMBIE, among others. The following is a complete list ...

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Guitarist GLEN DROVER Talks About Playing With MEGADETH

Music Infusion recently conducted an interview with MEGADETH guitarist Glen Drover. A few excerpts from the chat follow: Music Infusion: How do you manage your time between projects? I mean, you said that EIDOLON is primarily recording, but how do you manage your time now between MEGADETH and that. Glen: "We've done like four or ...

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DREAM THEATER Drummer Jams With MEGADETH, Says 'Goodbye' To GIGANTOUR

DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy joined MEGADETH on stage for a rendition of "Peace Sells" during the two bands' joint appearance at the Toronto stop of the Gigantour festival tour on Saturday (September 3). MEGADETH skinsman Shawn Drover reportedly played guitar alongside brother Glen while Portnoy sat behind Shawn's kit. The Toronto show marked DREAM ...

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RUSH Guitarist To Take Part In GOLFAPALOOZA

RUSH guitarist Alex Lifeson will be participating in the eighth annual Golfapalooza Tournament on September 2, 2005 at Angus Glen Golf Club Markham, Ontario. Golfapalooza features Canada's best musicians and sports heros joined together to golf, celebrate and raise money for Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). Other confirmed celebrities include Richard Zokal, Ian Leggatt, Lanny ...

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