Megadeth returned to the road in late September for the Jägermeister Fall Music Tour with Slayer and Anthrax. Jägermeister caught up with Megadeth bassist David Ellefson to talk about the tour, his first experience with Jägermeister and more; watch right here:
Jägermeister Fall Music Tour dates, cities and venues are:
30 Knoxville, Tenn. Civic Coliseum
1 Atlanta Arena at Gwinnett Center
2 Orlando, Fla. Hard Rock Live
3 Miami Bayfront Park Amphitheatre
5 Hampton, Va. Hampton Coliseum
6 Baltimore 1st Mariner Arena
8 Uniondale, N.Y. Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
9 Scranton, Pa. Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
10 Columbus, Ohio LC Pavilion
12 Louisville, Ky. Freedom Hall
14 Fort Wayne, Ind. War Memorial Coliseum
15 Grand Rapids, Mich. DeltaPlex
16 Milwaukee Eagles Ballroom
19 Salt Lake City Maverik Center
20 Las Vegas The Pearl
21 Los Angeles Gibson Amphitheatre
The poster that comes with the Rust on Peace Live DVD.
Megadeth disciples will no doubt want to devour a pretty sick offer going on right now on the Shout! Factory website—$11.99 (plus shipping and handling) for Megadeth’s Rust In Peace Live DVD, including a limited-edition poster. That’s 20 percent of list. You cannot pass that up.
Rust In Peace Live came out earlier in September on DVD and Blu-ray. Recorded at the Palladium in Hollywood on March 31, 2010, it captures the band on the final night of the monthlong Rust In Peace 20th anniversary tour, during which Megadeth performed its thrash-classic 1990 album in its entirety in addition to other fan favorites.
The 80-minute DVD also features behind-the-scenes footage, including a rare glimpse of the band rehearsing in their dressing room shortly before going onstage.
The full track list for Rust In Peace Live is:
1. Holy Wars … The Punishment Due
2. Hangar 18
3. Take No Prisoners
4. Five Magics
5. Poison Was the Cure
7. Tornado of Souls
8. Dawn Patrol
9. Rust in Peace … Polaris
10. Skin o’ My Teeth
11. In My Darkest Hour
14. Symphony of Destruction
15. Peace Sells
16. Holy Wars (Reprise)
Collen looking sharp in the fall 2010 Guitar Aficionado.
The world is accustomed to seeing Def Leppard guitarist and longtime Jackson signature artist Phil Collen in his customary stage attire, which is to say, shirtless. And at 52, hey, more power to him—the man is in astounding physical condition.
But have at a look at the fall 2010 issue of Guitar Aficionado magazine, on newsstands now, which features Collen displaying utter sartorial splendor in a stylish fashion spread beginning on page 74. There’s Collen—looking exceptionally sharp in Dolce & Gabbana, Zegna, Ralph Lauren, Burberry and John Varvatos. Seriously, the guy looks fantastic.
Not only that, but the well-tailored guitarist wields several of his prized Jackson models in the layout, including his “Black Cracklejack” Soloist™, a PC1™ and a Dinky™. Well done.
Machine Head's Phil Demmel onstage at England's Download Festival.
Home of Machine Head’s Robb Flynn robbed; four guitars including a priceless gift from Dime among stolen items—keep your eyes and ears open …
Yeah, we know: Robb Flynn of Machine Head doesn’t use Jackson, but that’s not what this post is about, and we love Robb and his magnificent band anyway. And, yes, the fact that Machine Head boasts a bona fide Jackson-wielding maniac in Phil Demmel doesn’t hurt either. Simply put, metal is a community, and regardless of what amps or axes a player uses, when one of us is robbed or hurt if affects all of us. That’s what this post is about.
As you may have already heard, Robb’s San Francisco home was robbed recently, and the thieving lowlife SOBs who committed the crime not only took his Grammy nomination medal and a mini guitar he bought for his son, but also grabbed one of Robb’s most prized possessions—a blue Washburn “Dimebolt” prototype guitar, personally given to him by late, great Pantera axeman Dimebag Darrell. Damn, that’s just plain sacrilegious as far as we’re concerned …
Robb has offered a $2000 reward for the return of the Dimebolt, but this isn’t about money. So if you hear or see anything suspicious, please do the right thing. And if one of the thieves happens to read this, let’s just say that the lyrics to “Ascetics of Hate”—a song ironically written in response to a gutter “journalist” who bashed both Dimebag and our community—apply to you. To quote Mr. Flynn, “I hope you burn.” Here’s also hoping that Robb gets his beloved guitars and medal back.
If you hear, see or know anything about this crime, please contact email@example.com immediately. And please watch this clip about the crime from a Bay Area NBC affiliate:
Anthrax's Scott Ian onstage and airborne at a summer 2010 Sonisphere show.
Jackson fans should be sure to pick up the October 2010 issue of Guitar World magazine, wherein—beginning on page 34, to be precise—they will find a feature article on the “the most exciting metal event of the decade,” the Big Four tour.
That’s Big Four as in Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax, all of whom convened over summer 2010 for a historic series of Sonisphere concerts in Europe at which all four seminal metal bands shared the stage for the first time.
We won’t spoil the details by reprinting them here; you’ll just have to pick up GW and see for yourself. But by all means, do look for the shot of Scott Ian brandishing his Jackson as Lars Ulrich makes a face at him. Priceless.
Anthrax guitarist and Jackson signature artist Scott Ian will participate in a one-hour online Q&A session on the Seymour Duncan® User Group Forum from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Pacific time) on Wednesday, Sept. 8.
Ian is a longtime Seymour Duncan user with his own Custom Shop signature bridge pickup, the Scott Ian El Diablo.
Seymour Duncan website administrators expect the session to be widely attended and are hence asking chat participants to join the session early in order to have their questions submitted successfully. Duncan is also requesting that participants refrain from asking multi-part questions so that Ian can post as many responses as possible.