What should have been a fairly straightforward trip to Australia has unraveled into controversy and social media finger-pointing between Megadeth and the promoter of the Soundwave Festival, with the band's Australian fans caught in the middle.
If you've been struggling over who to support in the rumored Megadeth/Jason Newsted feud, take it easy. According to a rep for Megadeth, the rumors surrounding Newsted's recent exit from the Megadeth tour aren't true.
Given that they are both former members of Metallica, one would think Dave Mustaine and Jason Newsted would get along famously. However, that appears not to be the case, as we learn that Newsted's self-titled band has been thrown off an Australian tour by headliners Megadeth.
Would anyone be surprised if Google turned up a picture of Megadeth leader Dave Mustaine for searches on "holding a grudge" or "chip on one's shoulder"? This is a man whose entire career path was pretty much motivated by his desire to get even with the band that ousted him, Metallica. Fortunately, the combustible combination of Mustaine’s burning ambition and remarkable talent has produced a vast catalog of classic heavy-metal songs
With two former members of Metallica touring the continent together as part of Gigantour 2013, it was pretty much a given that Megadeth's Dave Mustaine and Jason Newsted would share a stage at some point. It took a while, but that collaboration finally took place last night (Aug. 11) in Toronto.
Megadeth's new 'Super Collider' album found the band recording outside material for the first time since 1988. And they chose wisely, reaching into Thin Lizzy's vaults to cover the band's classic 'Cold Sweat.'
Given that he founded Megadeth, it would seem safe to assume that death has never exactly been far from Dave Mustaine's mind. But lately, it seems as though he's been even more focused on mortality -- specifically his own.
Megadeth singer Dave Mustaine has been spouting some interesting theories about the recent mass shootings in the U.S., trying to tie it to President Barack Obama and his attempts to pass anti-gun legislation. But not everyone subscribes to Mustaine's conspiracy theory and they're using their First Amendment rights to respond right back to the singer.
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