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David Ellefson reflects on scandal prompting departure from Megadeth

Posted by on January 3, 2024

    Former Megadeth bassist David Ellefson has addressed the sex scandal that led to his departure from the band. In an interview with Metal Hammer, he emphasized there are two sides to the situation, expressing regret for the embarrassment that it caused to his family. Ellefson revealed his decision to keep family matters off […]

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Marty Friedman updates on upcoming solo album; joins select dates for John 5’s 2024 Winter Tour

Posted by on December 13, 2023

  While the dates remain the same, John 5 has announced Marty Friedman will join him on the trek for dates Feb 21-28, 2024 and The Liliac Band will appear on Feb 1-7th.     John 5 shared the following: “Hey everyone, the tour is under two months away and I am excited to announce that […]

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Kiko Loureiro further discusses decision for leaving Megadeth

Posted by on November 30, 2023

  Former Megadeth guitarist Kiko Loureiro discussed his departure on the Amplifica podcast, hosted by his former Angra bandmate Rafael Bittencourt, citing his need for freedom as the main reason. While the guitarist revealed other reasons at home ultimately led to the decision, Loureiro didn’t disclose any further details on the matter. Instead, he emphasized […]

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Newly confirmed artists for Hellfest 2024 include Metallica, Mr. Bungle, Ne Obliviscaris

Posted by on November 28, 2023

  Metallica, Avenged Sevenfold, Ne Obliviscaris, and many more have been confirmed for the 2024 edition of Hellfest, scheduled for June 27 to 30 in Clisson, France. Several more artists have been added to the lineup, including Fear Factory, Saxon, Mr. Bungle, Accept, Sodom, Cradle of Filth, Emperor, Suicidal Tendencies, Dismember, and more.    Check […]

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Megadeth move forward with Teemu Mäntysaari; Dave Mustaine and Teemu issue statements

Posted by on November 21, 2023

  Following Kiko Loureiro’s announcement on social media on his decision for having an extended absence from Megadeth, Dave Mustaine has confirmed that Teemu Mäntysaari will continue as the group’s guitarist. While the timeframe for Loureiro’s absence remains uncertain, Mustaine has emphasized that the decision was amicable and supportive, leaving the door open for a […]

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Megadeth’s Kiko Loureiro issues new statement extending his absence from the group

Posted by on November 19, 2023

  Megadeth guitarist Kiko Loureiro has extended his absence from the band’s touring activities. In a recent social media post, Kiko, who initially shared in September that he would sit out the next leg of Megadeth’s Crush The World tour, has now explained his decision to further extend his absence, stating: “A message to the […]

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Foo Fighters, Megadeth. Bruce Dickinson, and more confirmed for 2024 Hellfest Edition

Posted by on October 24, 2023

  Hellfest 2024, scheduled for June 27-30, 2024, in Clisson, France, has announced its first 24 confirmed artists. The lineup includes big names like Foo Fighters, Megadeth, and Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden. The last wave of four-day passes is set to start tomorrow at 1 PM GMT+2. Other notable acts include Satyricon, Dark Tranquillity, […]

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Watch Megadeth perform with new touring guitarist Teemu Mäntysaari in Albuquerque

Posted by on September 7, 2023

  Megadeth has recently welcomed new touring guitarist Teemu Mäntysaari from Wintersun. The group performed with the guitarist for the first time last night (6th) at Revel in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Teemu is filling in for the band’s guitarist, Kiko Loureiro, who decided to be with his family in Finland during the next leg of […]

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Watch: Megadeth venture into the supernatural: ‘ghost hunting’ at Ohio State Reformatory

Posted by on July 25, 2023

  On July 16th, Megadeth participated in a ghost hunt at the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio, just before their performance at the Inkcarceration Music & Tattoo Festival. The experience was captured by Professor Reggie Almeida, who hails from the Gracie Barra Brazilian jiu-jitsu school in Spring Hill, Tennessee.    Watch their ghostly experience […]

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Early Megadeth drummer Lee Rauch has passed away

Posted by on June 26, 2023

  Former Megadeth drummer Lee Rauch passed away on Friday (23rd) at 58. Rauch was a member of the thrash giants during their early days, playing on their 1984 demo, Last Rites, alongside vocalist/guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson and later replaced by the late Gar Samuelson. Rauch has briefly played drums for Dark […]

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