Megadeth Frontman Dave Mustaine Has Urged Axl Rose To Invite Steven Adler And Izzy Stradlin To Take Part In The Guns N' Roses Classic Line-up Reunion And Add To The Spectacle Of An Amazing Gig.
Rose will hit the stage with Slash and Duff MCKagan at this year's (Apr16) Coachella festival in California, but it is not officially known who will be joining the trio.
Reports suggest Axl will fill out the band with current members of GUNS N' ROSES, but fan Mustaine tells The Strombo Show he'd like to see drummer Adler and guitar great Stradlin up there with their old bandmates.
"I don't know that that's going to happen," he said. "I certainly hope that it will, but, you know, in order for it to truly be a Guns N' Roses reunion, you've gotta ask yourself, 'Who's is gonna be there?' I think that it would be terrific if Steven and Izzy was there too, because that would be really, really nostalgic. There's nothing really keeping them from doing it other than personal differences.
Megadeth Star Dave Mustaine's Teenage Daughter, Electra, Has Covered Her Dad's I Thought I Knew It All As A Country Song.
The 18-year-old singer and her producers Ben Fowler and Phoenix Mendoza have reinvented the heavy rock anthem as Electra's country music debut.
"We thought it'd be a great tribute to MEGADETH fans for all the years of support," she tells Rolling Stone Country. "I wanted to say thank you, because honestly if it weren't for Megadeth fans, I wouldn't be able to try to fulfil my dreams now.
"I thought, 'Let's show everyone this is where I come from, and yes, I am Dave Mustaine's daughter, but look what I can do with it'. We tried to make it organic, raw and vocally driven."
Continue reading: Dave Mustaine's Daughter Records Country Version Of Megadeth Classic
Megadeth Frontman Dave Mustaine Has Fired His Guitar Technician, Blaming Him For A Disastrous Gig In Brisbane, Australia This Week (Beg19oct15).
The furious heavy rocker took to social media on Thursday (22Oct15) to apologise to fans at the concert, insisting they deserve "way better" that "what this jerk-off did tonight".
Mustaine doesn't go into details, but claims the the former employee was a "total waste of skin and life".
He adds, "MEGADETH is much better than what we appeared tonight. But you know what the funny thing is? He (technician) has to live with himself. And as of, like, right now, I'll never see his stupid a** again."
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Brazilian Rocker Kiko Loureiro Has Been Confirmed As Megadeth's New Guitarist.
The former Angra star joins Lamb of God's Chris Adler as the group's new recruits following the departures of Shawn Drover and Chris Broderick at the end of last year (14).
Welcoming the guitarist to the group on Thursday (02Apr15), MEGADETH frontman Dave Mustaine said, "I first met Kiko around eight years ago for a cover shoot for Burrn! magazine. I had no idea who he was, other than the fact he was tremendously talented and that the staff from Burrn! held him in high regard.
"Since then, I've come to see what a guitar virtuoso he is, and I'm deeply encouraged by his depth and talent... Very few Megadeth alumni have had the same feel and ability as Kiko. As Frank Sinatra says, the best is yet to come!"
Continue reading: Brazilian Guitar Great Kiko Loureiro Joins Megadeth
Lamb Of God's Chris Adler Has Been Recruited To Replace Shawn Drover On Megadeth's New Album.
Dave Mustaine has confirmed the rock news in a statement, revealing Adler will sit behind the drums for the band's 15th album.
The frontman says, "Chris is a tremendous talent and an amazing person. He's going to bring a new level of excitement and energy to MEGADETH that the fans are going to lose their minds over. I have nothing but respect for my previous drummers, but this is going to kill."
Fans are still waiting to hear who will step in for guitarist Chris Broderick, who quit the band shortly after Drover announced he would be leaving the group in November (14).
Sarah Churman, who suffered severe hearing impairment since birth, became an Internet sensation after her husband shared footage of the moment she listened her own voice for the first time following an innovative medical procedure.
The mother-of-two subsequently became a fan of Mustaine's band, and after hearing her story, the frontman put together a once-in-a-lifetime trip so she could see the group perform.
Continue reading: Dave Mustaine Treats Former Deaf Fan To First Rock Show
Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton and even Megadeth made it out to Nashville for the tribute concert
The great George Jones was honoured by some of the biggest names in country and western music this week, as the stars came out in force to the George Jones Tribute Concert at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on Friday, 22 November. The widely acclaimed country star country, who sadly passed away earlier this year on 23 April, was honoured for four hours straight by some huge names performing Jones' greatest hits.
George Jones passed away earlier this year
The evening began (via Billboard) with the sole piece of stock footage featuring Jones, the video for his sigle 'No Show Jones,' yet despite his absence from the jumbo screens on stage, his memory never left the arena during the event billed as 'The Final No Show.'
The starts of country and the southern music scene all paid their respects to the late icon.
The late, great George Jones was honored this Friday at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena Friday. The night was originally intended to celebrate the country icon’s retirement, but after his death last April, it was held as a sort of posthumous tribute. Billed as 'Playin' Possum: The Final No-Show,' the sold-out concert featured acts ranging from Garth Brooks and GEORGE STRAIT to Kid Rock and MEGADETH, USA Today reports.
The late George Jones defined the face of country music for most of the 20th century.
"During the funeral, we mourned George; tonight we celebrate," former Grand Ole Opry announcer Keith Bilbrey told the crowd at the start of the show. The performances ran on for over four hours, in order to accommodate the 112 artists, performing in memory of Jones. "Talk about wrangling cats!" Co-host Charlie Chase quipped early on in the show. "Everybody I've talked to says they're going on early," Dierks Bentley said backstage.
More than 100 artists including Garth Brooks, Dierks Bentley, Kid Rock, MEGADETH and Brad Paisley took to the stage in Nashville, Tennessee on Friday night (22Nov13) to honour late country legend George Jones.
The date at the city's Bridgestone Arena had originally been booked by Jones to host his final show before retirement, but the gig was transformed into a memorial concert following his death in April (13) at the age of 81.
The cream of country music turned out to honour Jones at the event, billed as Playin' Possum: The Final No Show, which was opened by Big & Rich, who sang 1965 hit Love Bug while riding lawn mowers on stage. The duo's act was a reference to the late singer's infamous drunken ride to a liquor store on a lawn mower after his wife took away his car keys.
Continue reading: More Than 100 Artists Honour George Jones At Tribute Show