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Megadeth Cancel Shows Following Bassist's Bereavement

22nd May 2014

Heavy metal stars Megadeth have cancelled all their upcoming shows following the death of their bassist's brother.Bandmember David Ellefson is mourning the loss of his 51-year-old sibling Eliot, who spent two years battling cancer before...

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Dave Mustaine Treats Former Deaf Fan To First Rock Show

22nd April 2014

Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine arranged a special trip for a deaf woman who regained her hearing so she could experience her first ever rock show.Sarah Churman, who suffered severe hearing impairment since birth, became an...

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Megadeth & Anthrax Join Motorhead For Rock Festival At Sea

12th March 2014

Megadeth and Anthrax have joined Motorhead's heavy rock cruise.Motorboat will set sail to Key West, Florida and Cozumel, Mexico from Miami in September (14). Dubbed "the loudest boat in the world", the cruise will...

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Dave Mustaine Steps Up Feud Over Axed Australian Tour

19th February 2014

Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine has offered to reinstate the band's cancelled Australian tour if the promoter behind the axed dates offers him an apology.The heavy metal star axed the group's shows Down Under earlier this...

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Megadeth Dismiss Jason Newsted Feud Rumours

7th February 2014

Megadeth have dismissed rumours suggesting the band was responsible for having fellow rocker Jason Newsted booted from the bill of a music festival in Australia.Dave Mustaine's group is due to perform at the touring Soundwave...

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Fascinating Fact: 4002870

19th December 2013

Heavy rockers Megadeth teamed up with an unlikely collaborator during an appearance on U.S. talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Tuesday night (17Dec13) - Rilo Kiley singer Jenny Lewis. The two acts united for a...

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George Jones Honoured By The Stars Of Country At Nashville Tribute Concert

By Joe Wilde | 24th November 2013

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...

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Nashville Pays Its Respects To The Late George Jones With Star-studded Concert

By Victoria Pavlova | 23rd November 2013

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...

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More Than 100 Artists Honour George Jones At Tribute Show

23rd November 2013

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...

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Megadeth Turn Oklahoma City Gig Into Storm Benefit

25th June 2013

Heavy rockers Megadeth will donate the proceeds of their 16 July (13) Oklahoma City gig to the victims of the May (13) storms.The group has announced the Zoo Amphitheatre gig will serve as a benefit...

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Slayer's Jeff Hanneman Dead At 49: Guitarist Dies Of Liver Failure

By Michael West | 3rd May 2013

Slayer guitarist and songwriter Jeff Hanneman is dead at 49 after suffering liver failure. The revered musician died on Thursday (May 2, 2013) at the Hemet Valley Medical Center near his home in South California's...

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Slayer Guitarist Jeff Hanneman Dies

3rd May 2013

Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman has died aged 49.The heavy metal rocker succumbed to liver failure in a Californian hospital on Thursday (02.05.13), two years after contracting a rare skin disease, leaving his bandmates ''devastated''.Jeff -...

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Dave Mustaine Opens Soup Kitchen In Haiti

14th January 2013

Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine is fulfilling his New Year's resolution to be more charitable by funding a soup kitchen in Haiti.The rocker recently vowed to change his life and do more for those in need,...

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Fascinating Fact: 3439803

9th January 2013

A rare guitar owned by Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine is to be sold. The Jackson Y2Kv (J6443) prototype, which was designed by the rocker himself, will be up for grabs on Internet auction website eBay.com.

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Megadeth Investigating Christmas Competition Plagiarism

28th December 2012

Megadeth's Dave Mustaine was duped by a Christmas card contest-winner who allegedly submitted the work of another artist in the band's annual festive competition.The rockers invite fans to submit original illustrations over the holidays and...

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The Things They Say: 3360736

7th November 2012

"No one should ever put a microphone in front of Dave Mustaine's face unless he's on stage. Every time he says something, I cringe." Slipknot star Corey Taylor isn't a fan of the Megadeth frontman's...

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Rocker James Lomenzo Joins Cast Of The Amazing Race

30th August 2012

Former Megadeth star James Lomenzo has joined the cast of hit U.S. reality series The Amazing Race.The bassist, who also performed with heavy metal bands White Lion and Black Label Society, will team up with...

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Hank Williams Jr: 'Muslim' Obama Hates America, And Farming

22nd August 2012

Hank Williams Jr has launched into an incredible tirade against U.S President Barack Obama reports Rolling Stone. "We've got a Muslim president who hates farming, hates the military, hates the U.S. and we hate him,"...

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Dave Mustaine Addresses Shooting Comments Controversy

17th August 2012

Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine is adamant his controversial comments about the Colorado cinema massacre were not intended to "hurt" fellow Americans as they were said in the "heat of the moment" on stage.The rocker hit...

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Megadeth's Dave Mustaine Claims Barack Obama Set Up Aurora Shootings

16th August 2012

It's with a grave face on that we report a strong show of conspiracy theory-based idiocy from Megadeth front man Dave Mustaine, the heavy metaller who apparently shares the same unfortunate trait as Morrissey of...

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Megadeth Star Dave Mustaine Takes Aim At President Obama

16th August 2012

Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine has left fans dumbfounded after taking to the stage at a gig in Singapore and accusing U.S. President Barack Obama of using last month's (Jul12) Colorado cinema massacre and a recent...

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Reunited Black Sabbath Close Download Festival

11th June 2012

Black Sabbath closed Download 2012 last night (10.06.12) by wowing fans with a greatest hits set. The rock outfit performed with three of their four original members, singer Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi and bassist...

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Black Sabbath Close Download 2012

11th June 2012

Black Sabbath closed Download 2012 with a stunning greatest hits set last night (10.06.12). The British rockers - who were made up of three original members, singer Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi and bassist Geezer...

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Dave Mustaine Hit By Rock On Stage

7th June 2012

Heavy metal band Megadeth fled from the stage at a gig in Croatia on Tuesday (05Jun12) after they were pelted with bottles and rocks.The rockers were performing at Metalfest 2012 but singer Dave Mustaine abandoned...

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Metallica To Perform Black Album In Full At Download Festival 2012

3rd February 2012

Download Festival is now in its tenth year and to celebrate the milestone, the festival has announced that they are adding a further fourteen acts to the line-up. Joining the headliners Metallica; Black Sabbath and...

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Metallica Release Beyond Magnetic

13th December 2011

Metallica have released a new EP, 'Beyond Magnetic', in celebration of their 30th anniversary. The 'Enter Sandman' heavy metal band celebrated their landmark birthday with four shows in their hometown, San Francisco, last week, where...

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Mustaine Gave Megadeth Fan Extra Life

25th November 2011

Megadeth rocker Dave Mustaine is convinced he has healing powers after prolonging the life of a fan with terminal cancer.The flame-haired metal star was made an honorary Kentucky Colonel after giving the sick man the...

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Paolo Nutini Named Headline Performance Of The Year

16th November 2011

Paolo Nutini was named Headline Performance of the Year at last night's (14.11.11) UK Festival Awards.The Scottish ' Pencil Full of Lead' singer scooped the prize for his Headlining slot at Latitude festival earlier this...

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Dave Mustaine Risked Paralysis At Big Four Show

16th September 2011

Heavy metal star Dave Mustaine risked paralysis by pressing ahead with Megadeth's concert in New York on Wednesday (14Sep11) - because he needed urgent surgery to fix a painful neck injury.The headbanging rocker played through...

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Fascinating Fact 11944

17th August 2011

Megadeth star Shawn Drover is holding a free drumming workshop in Seminole, Florida on 8 September (11).

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