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21 Feb

ROB ZOMBIE and MEGADETH have just announced a co-headlining tour guaranteed to raise the temperature on the planet. The trek, which marks the first time the two bands have toured together, kicks off Friday, May 11 in Holmdel, NJ and encompasses high-profile appearances at several rock festivals, including Rock On The Range and Rocklahoma. Rob Zombie will headline Rocklahoma, co-line (with Incubus) Rock On The Range, and will close all shows on the Megadeth dates. The tour wraps Saturday, March 26 at Rocklahoma – a list of confirmed dates is below. To purchase tickets,visit .

The tour will come on the heels of Megadeth’s critically acclaimed return of the traveling festival Gigantour, created and curated by frontman Dave Mustaine. Rave reviews have poured in for the festival, which also features Motorhead, Volbeat and Lacuna Coil. “The return of Gigantour, a nicely curated package tour of heavy metal bands, is just one more step in a great run underway by Megadeth,” wrote the Boston Globe. “It was a smart and well-paced show, one that illuminated metal’s various angles (1/31/12).”

Twenty-eleven also marked the release of Megadeth’s 13th album, the appropriately titled TH1RT3EN. Released November 1 on Roadrunner Records, the album debuted at #11 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and #1 on the Billboard Hard Rock chart. The album also landed on international charts including Top 10 placements in Argentina, Finland, Korea and Japan. Megadeth – Mustaine, drummer Shawn Drover, guitarist Chris Broderick and bassist David Ellefson – also received their tenth Grammy nomination for this project, earning a “Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Performance” nomination for their single “Public Enemy #1.” The “Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Performance” category was eerily, category #13.

This will be Rob Zombie’s first concert tour since last summer’s “Hell on Earth” co-headline trek with Slayer. Zombie spent last fall and winter shooting his sixth feature film, “The Lords of Salem” that he wrote and directed and is making with the producers of the “Paranormal Activity” franchise. With principal photography completed, the film is currently in post-production.

Never one to play it safe, Zombie – with guitarist John 5, bassist Piggy D, and Ginger Fish on drums – will bring his legendary stage show out in full force on these dates. Audiences will get what they expect from a Rob Zombie show – an amped-up, non-stop barrage of sin, sex and Satan guaranteed to rip your face off, a true rock and roll spectacle at its finest.

With more than 15 million albums sold, seven Grammy nominations, the helming of five major motion pictures (including the #1 record-breaking “Halloween”), dozens of music videos, TV shows and last summer’s strangely celebrated “Woolite” TV commercial where he showed the hidden terrors of doing laundry, Zombie is truly a force to be reckoned with in today’s entertainment landscape. For over 25 years, his unique meld of horror and hard rock has influenced his sound as a musician, and his vision as a director and writer. Plans are for a new Rob Zombie album to be completed later this year.

Rob Zombie/ Megadeth
Tour Dates

11 PNC Bank Arts Center
Holmdel, NJ
12 Toyota Pavilion
Scranton, PA
16 Stage AE
Pittsburgh, PA
18 The Deltaplex
Grand Rapids, MI
20 Rock On The Range
Columbus, OH
22 La Crosse Center
La Crosse, WI
24 Tyson Center
Sioux City, IA
25 Hartman Arena
Wichita, KS
26 Rocklahoma
Pryor, OK

More dates to be announced.

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01 Feb

ROCK ON THE RANGE returns for its sixth year boasting a massive lineup covering the rock spectrum. America’s premier destination rock festival will be held May 18-20 at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, OH featuring performances from Incubus, Rob Zombie, Shinedown, Marilyn Manson, Five Finger Death Punch, Slash, Megadeth, Chevelle, Cypress Hill, Mastodon and many more.

“Incubus is stoked to be joinin’ the killer lineup at Rock On The Range this year. We’ll see y’all in Columbus,” comments Brandon Boyd from festival co-headliner Incubus.

“If you thought last time was a blast, then this time we are gonna blow your f#@*ing mind,” says co-headliner Rob Zombie.

To get the party started and based on the success of last year’s anniversary celebration, the weekend will kick off with the Friday Night 4Play, which is absolutely FREE with every ROCK ON THE RANGE weekend ticket purchase. The May 18 party will feature performances from Hairball, Foxy Shazam, Hells Bells and more.

The current lineup for ROCK ON THE RANGE 2012 is as follows: Incubus, Rob Zombie, Shinedown, Marilyn Manson, Five Finger Death Punch, Slash, Megadeth, Chevelle, Cypress Hill, Mastodon, Theory of a Deadman, Volbeat, Down, The Darkness, Halestorm, Escape The Fate, P.O.D., Lacuna Coil, Adelitas Way, Black Stone Cherry, Cavo, Attack Attack!, Trivium, Bobaflex, Falling In Reverse, Redlight King, Aranda, Emphatic, Otherwise, James Durbin, Black Tide, Kyng, 12 Stones, SOiL, Rival Sons, Eve To Adam, and Ghosts of August.

Monster Energy returns as one of the driving partners behind the success of ROCK ON THE RANGE as more than fifteen acts perform on the mammoth Monster Main Stage. Jägermeister also celebrates its fifth year as a key partner while welcoming twelve of the hottest up-and-coming bands to the in-your-face, up close and personal Jägermeister Music Stage. In all, ROCK ON THE RANGE features three stages, 44 bands, and three days of non-stop rock.

“There are so many incredible bands playing at ROTR this year, and every one of them is significant,” says Del Williams, co-executive producer of the event for Right Arm Entertainment. “I think this is the most interesting mix of bands that we have had at the festival. The Rangers already know that the weekend is going to be insanely great, but there will be surprises this year and a certain edge to the lineup that will likely create some of the most memorable moments in the 6 year history of Rock on the Range.”

Tickets for ROCK ON THE RANGE go on-sale Friday, February 10 at 10:00 AM EST at the festival’s website, Ticketmaster and the Crew Stadium Box Office. Two-day weekend stadium GA tickets once again start at just $99.50 (plus service and transaction fees). A limited number of ROTR pre-sale layaway tickets are also still available through February 29. Visit for full details and VIP package information.

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Presented by Right Arm Entertainment, AEG LIVE and Crew Stadium, ROCK ON THE RANGE is a multi-stage music and lifestyle event featuring a potent line-up of bands on three stages. The nationally renowned festival centrally located in the heart of the country has annually drawn weekend crowds in excess of 70,000 since its inception in 2007.

07 Jan


WHERE: ACL LIVE at The Moody Theater



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Gigantour–the critically acclaimed package festival founded in 2005 by esteemed metal titans Megadeth–will make its highly anticipated return for the first time since 2008. The multi-artist bill, with metal heavyweights Motörhead, Volbeat and Lacuna Coil, were all personally picked by Megadeth frontman Dave Mustain.

Volbeat vocalist and guitarist Michael Poulsen said the band couldn’t refuse an offer to join the tour. “This is something you don’t think twice about; it’s a must and a blessing. They [Megadeth and Motörhead] are two of the world’s biggest/best and most important bands in heavy rock history. Andrea Ferro, co-vocalist of Lacuna Coil, says they are eager to return for their second Gigantour; they first performed as part of the 2007 tour.

01 Nov

Megadeth performed “Public Enemy No. 1″ on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

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15 Sep

By Tina Benitez

There are a handful of epic concerts. The Beatles’ US arrival at Shea Stadium on August 15, 1965, just one year after the METS’ former home base first opened. There’s Queen’s momentous “Live at Wembley Stadium” on July 12, 1986. Billy Joel was the first artist to perform at Yankee Stadium in the nearly 70-year existence of the Bronx, NY ballpark on June 22, 1990. (U2, Pink Floyd would follow suit in the latter ’90s.) Today, September 14, 2011, has likely earned its place in the concert history books as the biggest night of hard rock at the New York stadium. Fans flooded in the standing room field and sealed in the terrace, grandstand, bleachers and beyond to witness the first-ever heavy metal concert at Yankee Stadium when the mostly Bronx-born Anthrax along with Megadeth, Slayer and headliners Metallica practically blew the roofs off the new house that Ruth originally built last night.

Appropriately fit for such an historic event, each band pulled out nearly 10 classics with the headliners heaving even more in their nearly two-hour set. Promptly opening the night, Anthrax started it all just after 4pm flipping through nine classics, including “Got the Time,” “Caught in a Mosh” and “I Am the Law.” Earlier in the day another historic event took place when Bronx Borough president Ruben Diaz named September 14 Anthrax Day—for the band, who have three members, drummer Charlie Benante, bassist Frank Bello and guitarist Rob Caggiano, that hail from the outer borough. Like clockwork, Megadeth continued to shake the stadium discharging some old and new with “Symphony of Destruction,” “Peace Sells,” closer “Holy Wars” and a track from their 12th studio album, Endgame, “Head Crusher.” Singer Dave Mustaine, who recently had neck surgery and wasn’t supposed to perform, still managed to shriek out lyrics in his unique way. In as top a form as they could be with Mustaine’s other physical therapy (arm) over the past few years, the band pleased thousands even if the stadium hadn’t yet reached its full capacity for the night. Despite more injuries via Slayer (singer Tom Araya’s back surgery last spring) and a flesh-eating disease (necrotizing fasciitis), which put the band’s long-time guitarist Jeff Hanneman out of commission this tour, their show went on with Exodus’ Gary Holt filling in the slot. Deafeningly pounding through 14 songs, anyone without ear plugs during Slayer’s set may have experienced some early ear ringing, or bleeding, with chanters like “Raining Blood,” “Hate Worldwide” and closer “Angel of Death.”

Araya spoke intermittently thanking the crowd for their presence and to recognize Anthrax’s earlier anointment in the Bronx before reminding the audience that Metallica were about to “lay waste to the area.”

No strangers to fantastical stage settings, even the excitement of Yankee Stadium took Metallica by surprise. Singer James Hetfield repeatedly told the audience he couldn’t believe he was there. Slightly humbled, the band’s excitement spilled into a lengthy, 18-song set. Metallica had a special night in store.

Opening with scenes from “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” with Ennio Morricone’s score “The Ecstasy of Gold” playing loud, the band walked right into a set list of classics, including 1984’s “Creeping Death” from second album Ride the Lightning. Three more Lightning tracks would pop up, slit between some Master of the Puppets, …And Justice for All, Metallica, even Reload’s “Fuel” and two tracks from 2008’s Death Magnetic. Metallica work like a well-oiled machine. After all, when you have four bands that have been around 30 years on average (with the exception of Megadeth two years shy), no one should expect anything less. Appropriately reaching into the past, Metallica paid homage to late bassist Cliff Burton with Puppets instrumental “Orion.” “In our hearts, a spirit remains to Cliff Burton,” said Hetfield before moving into “One.”

An all-star metal cast came out in the end for an encore of a 1979 metal classic, Motörhead’s “Overkill,” with Hetfield incorporating his best Lemmy vocals with help from Anthrax’s Joey Belladonna fronting the rest of his band along with Holt and Megadeth’s Dave Ellefson. All mimicked a super group moment earlier in the week when members of Anthrax, Down’s Phil Anselmo (Pantera), Ellefson, drummer Mike Portnoy and others joined forces at the Best Buy Theater for a joint jam out during the Metal Masters Clinic. Following the ensemble up with Puppets’ “Battery,” Hetfield asked “New York do you need another song” as the band throttled into their only track from debut Kill ’Em All, “Seek & Destroy.”

—Tina Benitez

Metallica Set List
The Ecstasy of Gold (Intro)
Creeping Death
For Whom the Bell Tolls
Ride the Lightning
Fade to Black
All Nightmare Long
Sad But True
Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
Master of Puppets
Nothing Else Matters
Enter Sandman

Overkill (featuring members of Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax and Exodus)
Seek & Destroy

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25 Jan

Rock fans have asked for it and now, Goldenvoice can reveal details for THE BIG FOUR, the first and only U.S. show featuring the power-packed line-up of METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH and ANTHRAX.

On Saturday, April 23, THE BIG FOUR will take over the Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA (home of the annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival) for this one-day only U.S. appearance by these four legendary hard rock acts. THE BIG FOUR day-long event will feature full performances from these four acts, who first banded together last year for seven acclaimed shows across Europe.

Tickets for THE BIG FOUR go on sale Friday, January 28 at 10:00 AM (PT) through, by phone at 1-800-745-3000. Ticket prices are $99.00, general admission and $199.00 for VIP. For concert-goers looking to experience added ease and comfort to and from the Empire Polo Field, THE BIG FOUR will feature same day shuttle service from various Southern California locations. Two shuttles will depart from Carson, Downtown Los Angeles, Pasadena, Ontario, Riverside, Anaheim, Irvine and San Diego (exact locations TBA in the coming weeks) in the early and mid-afternoon. Shuttle prices range from $40.00-$65.00 round-trip (depending on distance to the Empire Polo Club) and each shuttle location and the Empire Polo Club will feature on-site staff to assist with travel to and from the show. More details can be found at and

21 Sep

Megadeth hits the road again this week for the 20-city U.S. Jägermeister Fall Music Tour, featuring 1991′s original American “Clash of the Titans” lineup: Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax.

Check out a new video from Megadeth’s lead vocalist/guitarist Dave Mustaine as he talks about what you can expect from the band on the tour, including details about what is sure to be an epic set list. Watch the video now at:

Tickets for the Jägermeister Fall Music Tour are on sale now at

The current tour dates are as follows:


24 Center, Dallas, TX
25 AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX
26 Verizon Wireless Theatre, Houston, TX
28 Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, LA
30 Civic Coliseum, Knoxville, TN

1 The Arena at Gwinnett Center, Atlanta, GA
2 Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL
3 Bayfront Park Amphitheatre, Miami, FL
5 Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA
6 1st Mariner Arena, Baltimore, MD
8 Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, Long Island, NY
9 Toyota Pavilion @ Montage Mountain, Scranton, PA
10 LC Pavilion, Columbus, OH
12 Freedom Hall, Louisville, KY
14 War Memorial Coliseum, Ft. Wayne, IN
15 DeltaPlex, Grand Rapids, MI
16 Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI
19 Maverik Center, Salt Lake City, UT
20 The Pearl, Las Vegas, NV
21 Gibson Amphitheatre, Hollywood, CA

03 Sep

Former Major League Baseball starting pitcher Randy Johnson traded in his baseball glove for a camera at Megadeth’s show at the Dodge Theatre in Phoenix, AZ last Friday night (August 27). Johnson–one of the most dominant pitchers of his generation–was a special guest of the multiplatinum Megadeth–who’ve sold over 20 million albums worldwide and are credited as one of the most influential metal bands–at the “American Carnage” show, which also featured Slayer and Testament. Johnson is an avid metal fan and concert-goer with a passion for photographing his favorite artists.

Randy Johnson’s photos of Megadeth at the Dodge Theatre (performance and backstage) can be found here:

A video clip of Randy Johnson photographing Megadeth and Testament vocalist Chuck Billy backstage can be found here:

Over a 22-year career, Randy Johnson played for six MLB teams including the Montreal Expos, Seattle Mariners, Houston Astros, Arizona Diamondbacks, New York Yankees and San Francisco Giants. Johnson is a World Series Champion and World Series MVP, 10-time All-Star, 5-time Cy Young Award winner, and one of MLB’s 10 best left-handed starting pitchers of all time.

Since rising to international fame in the 1980s, Megadeth has sold more than 20 million albums worldwide, including six consecutive platinum albums, with eight consecutive Grammy nominations for Best Metal Performance. Lead vocalist/guitarist Dave Mustaine’s recently-released book MUSTAINE: A Heavy Metal Memoir debuted at #15 on the New York Times best seller list in the Hardcover Nonfiction category. Megadeth will release the Rust In Peace Live Blu-ray, DVD and CD–captured on the final night of Megadeth’s historic Rust In Peace 20th anniversary tour at the legendary Hollywood Palladium–September 7 via Shout! Factory.