1. Megadeth's Dave Mustaine Reflects on First Grammy Win, House Band Playing Metallica

    February 19, 2017 12:10 PM EST The title track from Megadeth's 2016 album, 'Dystopia,' won the prize for best metal performance. When Megadeth picked up their first-ever Grammy for best metal performance this past Sunday (Feb. 12), it was a long time coming, but not for lack of trying -- they’d been…

  2. From Slayer to Alice Cooper & Megadeth: Hard Rock's History of Conservative Comments

    January 26, 2017 11:12 AM EST Slayer bassist/singer Tom Araya set off a controversy this week with his social-media support of President Donald Trump, an endorsement his bandmates made it clear they did not share. Despite the stereotype of the musical community as a haven for liberals, Araya's comments were in…

  3. Double Trouble: Miranda Lambert Has the 'Nerve' to Release Two-Disc Album

    November 16, 2016 4:10 PM EST 'The Weight Of These Wings' Is Rare Double-Disc In Country Of All-New Material When The Weight of These Wings goes on sale Nov. 18, Miranda Lambert will be wandering down a road that might appear, from the outside, to be as nostalgic as the lyrics to “Automatic.” It’s a double album…

  4. 2016 Epiphone Revolver Music Awards Return With New Name, Venue

    November 03, 2016 11:52 AM EDT Megadeth's Dave Mustaine and SiriusXM's Jose Mangin will serve as co-hosts. After a yearlong hiatus, the Epiphone Revolver Music Awards — co-hosted by Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine and SiriusXM personality Jose Mangin — is returning with a new name and a new location. Formerly…

  5. Nick Menza, Former Megadeth Drummer, Dies On Stage at 51

    May 22, 2016 10:48 AM EDT Former Megadeth drummer Nick Menza, who played on many of the metal band’s successful albums in the 1990s, died Saturday (May 21) after collapsing on stage during a concert. He was 51. Menza was playing with his new band Ohm at the The Baked Potato in Los Angeles when he suddenly collapsed…

  6. Sunset Marquis: Secrets of Rock 'n' Roll's Wild Hotel

    May 28, 2015 6:16 PM EDT U2 's tour manager, Dennis Sheehan, passed away recently at the Sunset Marquis hotel, a Los Angeles institution with a history of hosting rock royalty.  This story first appeared in the Feb. 15 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. When it comes to hotels, Hollywood’s A-list…

  7. Megadeth Singer's Mother-in-Law Missing

    October 07, 2014 7:49 PM EDT Authorities in San Diego County are searching for a missing woman with Alzheimer's disease who is the mother-in-law of Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine . U-T San Diego reports 75-year-old Sally Estabrook was last seen Saturday at an RV park and campground in Julian. Search-and-rescue…

  8. Metallica's Kirk Hammett Is 'Tickled' About Contributing to New Exodus Album

    September 18, 2014 11:09 AM EDT Guitarist tells Billboard that reconnecting with his old bandmates is like "coming back to a fraternity you lost contact with." For Kirk Hammett , the guitar solo he performs on "Salt the Wound," a track on Exodus ' upcoming album Blood In, Blood Out (Nuclear…

  9. Megadeth's Dave Mustaine Channels Jimi Hendrix in Right-Leaning Film (Video)

    May 28, 2014 7:00 PM EDT Megadeth co-founder Dave Mustaine is marking the 45th anniversary of Jimi Hendrix's rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" with a heavy metal guitar version of his own that will appear in "America," Dinesh D'Souza's follow-up to "2016: Obama's…

  10. Megadeth's Dave Mustaine Doubles Down on Government Shooting Claims

    August 17, 2012 10:00 PM EDT Dave Mustaine of Megadeth has doubled down on his claim that the Obama administration could have staged recent mass shootings in order to fast-track gun control legislation, telling the conspiracy-loving news website Infowars.com , it's "something we really need to look into."…

  11. Dave Mustaine: Obama Staged Aurora, Sikh Temple Shootings

    August 16, 2012 11:05 AM EDT Rocker behind Megadeth gems like "Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good!" says we're "turning into Nazi America" Nope, nothing to see here… just Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine , a noted birther, adopting a freshly concocted conspiracy claiming President…

  12. Justin Bieber Billboard Cover: Sneak Peek

    October 27, 2011 7:40 PM EDT Justin Bieber is a changed (young) man. The 17-year-old superstar graces Billboard's cover with the release of "Under the Mistletoe," a collection of new and old Christmas tracks. For one thing, you'll notice a bass-ier Biebs on the album. You can read about that, as well…

  13. Slayer's Kerry King Performs with Megadeth

    October 25, 2010 5:05 PM EDT Metal history was made last week (Oct. 21) when Megadeth was joined on stage by Slayer guitarist Kerry King during the last stop of the Jagermeister tour at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Hollywood, Calif. Video: Kerry King Plays "Rattlehead" with Megadeath Megadeth frontman Dave…

  14. Metallica Heading To Cinemas

    June 10, 2010 2:03 PM EDT Heavy metal's 'big four' will be heading to international cinema screens when the bands - Metallica , Slayer , Megadeth , Anthrax - all perform on the same bill for the first time. The performances from the Sonisphere Festival in Sofia, Bulgaria on June 22 will be beamed via…

  15. 'Big Four' Metal Fest To Be Beamed To Big Screens

    May 21, 2010 7:59 AM EDT The Big Four tour -- Metallica , Slayer , Megadeth and Anthrax -- is playing just seven dates in Europe and nothing in North America, but headbangers on this side of the pond won't have to miss out. BY Experience will film and beam the package's June 22 stop at the Sonisphere…

  16. Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax To Tour Together

    December 15, 2009 11:12 AM EST Heavy metal's Big Four -- Metallica , Slayer , Megadeth and Anthrax -- will ride together in 2010. In Europe, at least. After weeks of rumors, the four bands have announced they'll take part in the traveling Sonisphere festival, starting June 16 at Bemowo Airport in Warsaw, Poland…

  17. Metallica's Making Hall Of Fame Induction A "Family Reunion"

    March 27, 2009 6:41 PM EDT Metallica is using its upcoming Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction to stage what drummer Lars Ulrich calls "a sort of family reunion." "I don't think there's a better time to come together than when it's about celebration," Ulrich tells Billboard.com. …

  18. This Day in Music

    February 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Musician-actor Harry Conick Jr. performs at and serves as creative director for the 2001 NBA All-Star Game halftime show. He writes a song for the occasion and performs it with his 15-piece ban 2001 - Musician-actor Harry Conick Jr. performs at and serves as creative director for the…

  19. This Day in Music

    February 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Musician-actor Harry Conick Jr. performs at and serves as creative director for the 2001 NBA All-Star Game halftime show. He writes a song for the occasion and performs it with his 15-piece ban 2001 - Musician-actor Harry Conick Jr. performs at and serves as creative director for the…

  20. Megadeth 'United' For Roadrunner Debut

    August 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The next Megadeth album has a title -- "United Abominations" -- but that's about it for the time being. The next Megadeth album has a title -- "United Abominations" -- but that's about it for the time being. "We're putting the finishing touches on it,…

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