Fact: Slipknot, Lamb of God and MEGADETH will headline the inaugural Knotfest festival in Mexico. Him, Trivium and The Dillinger Escape Plan will also be on the bill at the Foro Pegaso in Toluca on 5 December (15). This year is the third year of Knotfest - Slipknot, the event founders, and Lamb of God headlined the first festival in Iowa in 2012. The event became international last year (14), when Knotfest Japan was staged in Tokyo in November.
Fact: MEGADETH frontman Dave Mustaine gave Saxon fans a treat at the Bloodstock Open Air festival in England on Sunday (10Aug14) when he joined the veteran rockers onstage for a rendition of their hit Denim & Leather.
Fact: Heavy rockers MEGADETH teamed up with an unlikely collaborator during an appearance on U.S. talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Tuesday night (17Dec13) - Rilo Kiley singer Jenny Lewis. The two acts united for a metal rendition of festive favourite Baby, It's Cold Outside as Megadeth pretended to promote fake holiday album Thrashing Through The Snow: A Very Megadeth Christmas.
Fact: A rare guitar owned by MEGADETH frontman Dave Mustaine is to be sold. The Jackson Y2Kv (J6443) prototype, which was designed by the rocker himself, will be up for grabs on Internet auction website eBay.com.
Quote: "No one should ever put a microphone in front of Dave Mustaine's face unless he's on stage. Every time he says something, I cringe." Slipknot star Corey Taylor isn't a fan of the MEGADETH frontman's political rants.
Fact: MEGADETH star Shawn Drover is holding a free drumming workshop in Seminole, Florida on 8 September (11).
Quote: "I caused a lot of problems over my career, I made a lot of enemies, and right now I don't really have any enemies anymore, because I've spent the latter part of my career being much more grateful for what I have... It's great to be able to have a voicemail from James (Hetfield of Metallica) or Lars (Ulrich of Metallica)." MEGADETH frontman Dave Mustaine has patched up his rocky relationships.
Fact: More than 81,000 rock fans attended the first BIG FOUR concert in Warsaw, Poland on Wednesday night (16Jun10), making it one of the biggest music events ever staged in the city. Metallica, Slayer, MEGADETH and Anthrax played together on the same stage for the first time ever when they co-headlined the Sonisphere festival at Bemowo Airport.
Fact: MEGADETH star SHAWN DROVER had an extra special birthday on Wednesday (05May10) - his grandson was born.
Quote: "I had a guy... who after he tried to discredit me, he says, 'Besides, I'm a Metallica fan anyways.' And I thought, 'What a t**t.' 'Cause, I mean, I am part METALLICA, so what are you saying?!... That's sandbox mentality." MEGADETH frontman and former METALLICA rocker Dave Mustaine on childish rock fans.
Fact: MEGADETH frontman Dave Mustaine is preparing to rock one fan's Christmas. The former Metallica rocker's creative fans will have until 06 December (09) to submit designs for a Christmas card contest, and win the top prize from the hitmaker - a festive phone call during the holiday.
Fact: MEGADETH frontman Dave Mustaine is working on an autobiography, titled HELLO ME... MEET THE REAL ME. It will be published in late 2010 and is being co-written by New York Times journalist Larry Layden.
Quote: "I'm a big fan of the 80s and Madonna. I was a headbanger. MEGADETH's KILLING IS OUR BUSINESS... AND BUSINESS IS GOOD was my first album. Metallica was the first concert that I ever went to. Oh! And I was a huge Menudo fan." Eva Longoria PARKER on her eclectic music taste.
Fact: Former MEGADETH guitarist MARTY FRIEDMAN is set to become a big screen star in Japan after landing a role in new action film GUGUDATTE NEKO DEARU, according to Blabbermouth.net.
Fact: <p>Rockers MEGADETH will appear in two future episodes of cartoon show DUCK DODGERS, to be screened on US children's network Boomerang on 28 October and 4 November (05). </p>