Megadeth Pulls Out of Motorhead's Motorboat Cruise

Dave Mustaine of Megadeth
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Dave Mustaine of Megadeth performs on stage at Electric Ballroom on June 12, 2012 in London, United Kingdom.  

Most cruises are relaxing. Motörhead's upcoming Motörboat cruise -- advertised as "the Loudest Boat in the World" -- will not be one of them.

Unfortunately, one headlining group won't be able to add to the din: Megadeth has pulled out of the event because frontman Dave Mustaine is recovering from back surgery.

Megadeth released a statement this morning announcing their decision: “Due to complications arising from a previous cervical spine surgery, and upon his doctor’s strict recommendations, Dave Mustaine has cancelled all performances for the next 8 weeks. With rest and treatment, he is expected to recover and resume performing soon. The band was looking forward to the concerts and cruise, and is disappointed that they will not be able to see their fans. Megadeth expects to return to the road and will see their fans soon!”

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But all is not lost -- two members of Megadeth, David Ellefson and Chris Broderick, will still be on the boat. They will perform as part of Metal Allegiance, "a heavy metal all-star band."

Motörhead’s Motörboat starts in Miami on Sept. 22, and heads to Key West, Florida and Cozumel, near the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, before returning on Sept. 26.