Dave Mustaine said he is “100 percent” cancer-free during Megadeth’s concert at the SSE Arena in London Friday, January 31st. Halfway through the band’s set, Mustaine told the crowd about his throat cancer diagnosis last year as Megadeth was recording their new album. “At first, I thought, ‘Am I afraid?'” Mustaine recalled. “And then I said, ‘No. I’m fucking pissed.’ And we stopped the record, we stopped everything.”
Mustaine said he underwent 51 radiation treatments and nine chemotherapy treatments after his diagnosis, noting that he was determined to beat the disease so he could play music again. October 16th, he went to go see the doctor, and he said, ‘You’re 100 percent free of cancer.'”
I filmed this video myself – I have to admit, I was a little choked up after watching the final moments of Slayer: November, 30th at The Los Angeles Forum. Tom Arrays gives an emotional farewell to the crowd in attendance.
There are some titles add from the Golden Age of Extreme Metal 1981-1992 This list is not my list and was originally posted here, but the formatting is so poor and the years on the records were incorrectly labeled 1981-1985. This is why I reposted it here.
This new Sodom track was released this week from the forthcoming EP “Out Of The Frontline Trench”, which will be available on November 22nd, The band is planning to release a full-length album later this year or early 2020.
James Hetfield of Metallica has re-entered rehab, forcing the band to postpone a tour in Australia, New Zealand, and all appearances through the end of 2019. The next scheduled Metallica show is a March 28th benefit in San Fransico. The band has not stated what substance(s) James was abusing though it is widely believed to be alcohol.
A statement on the band website read…
“As most of you probably know, our brother James has been struggling with addiction on and off for many years. He has now, unfortunately, had to re-enter a treatment program to work on his recovery again.”
Who is the most profitable rock band of all time? Fox News says it is Metallica – clocking it at 1.4 Billion in concert tickets alone.
Metallica may be right behind another famous rock band, U2, who with their 360 tour in 2011 became the highest-grossing concert tour in history pulling in $736 million. But the metal band’s profits continue to grow putting them alongside the Rolling Stones and Taylor Swift.
Metallica, the heavy metal band from Los Angeles, circa 1981, has grossed over $1.4 billion touring over their almost 40-year career, according to Pollster, making them arguably the world’s biggest, most profitable heavy metal band of all time.
Formed by vocalist James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich, the group is known for fast tempos, instrumentals and aggressive rock known as thrash metal.
Exhorder “Desecrator” Live In Los Angeles Sept 13, 2009 Exhorder plays brutal thrash metal classic “Desecrator” live In Los Angeles Sept 13 2009 on tour supporting the new album “Mourn The Southern Sky” – which drops this week on Nuclear Blast!
Since it’s pretty clear many of us (including me) are living in the past (rightfully so)…what is your favorite year for Thrash Metal? You can choose from 1983-1991. Personally, I’m going to have to choose 1986 with classic such as Pleasure To Kill, Darkness Descends and Reign In Blood pulling much of the weight, but what is your pick?
I had the pleasure of getting to meet Steve of Steve Grimmett’s aka Grim reaper – he was a fucking awesome guy and a great singer who’s life should be made into a Hollywood movie IMO. The guy is 60 years old, had a leg amputated, still sings metal because it’s the only thing he knows how to do, and can still deliver Ronnie James Dio caliber vocals – saw their show and forgot how many awesome songs the have – including this one.
I got to have drinks with him at The Rainbow Bar and Grill, Los Angeles before the show and he was a super cool guy…we talked about Trump, why Bud Light is the best beer on Earth, how even though getting his leg chapped of sucked, it was cool to see fans line up around the block to donate blood (which 3 eventually did) and how the one album he sang on with Onslaught outsold all of the Grim Repear albums (which was something I didn’t expect)