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GIGANTOUR

DAVE MUSTAINE Explains Why DEVICE And HELLYEAH Didn’t Play NYC ‘Gigantour’ Concert

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine explained to Artisan News whyHELLYEAH and DEVICE ended up not playing with MEGADETH at the New York City stop of this year's Gigantour. You can watch the report below. MEGADETH's latest album, "Super Collider", has sold 60,000 copies in the United States since its June 4 release. The CD arrived in stores viaMEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine's new label, Tradecraft, distributed by Universal Music Enterprises (UMe). It marks MEGADETH's first release since the band's split with Roadrunner Records. MEGADETH filmed a video for the "Super Collider" title track on May 10 in the Los Angeles area. California-based model, actress, singer and songwriter Hunter Elizabeth was cast in the lead role in the clip, which she says is "about a high-school couple still loving each other after all the years after graduation, and at the 10-year reunion, both characters find themselves successful (a model and a mathematician) and still very in love."

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY: Third ‘Gigantour’ Webisode

The third in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from BLACK LABEL SOCIETY's participation in this year's Gigantour can be seen below. Also appearing on the bill are headliners MEGADETH, along with HELLYEAH, DEVICE, NEWSTED and DEATH DIVISION. BLACK LABEL SOCIETY's new live DVD, Blu-ray and Digital Video,"Unblackened", will be released on September 24 by Eagle Rock Entertainment. BLACK LABEL SOCIETY mainman Zakk Wylde's label home, eOne Music, will also release the audio version of the"Unblackened" DVD under the same name. The double disc release will have six additional tracks not found on the DVD, including

NEWSTED Says ‘There Is A Chance’ He And MUSTAINE Will Perform METALLICA Song On GIGANTOUR

Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted has revealed that he and MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine may perform a classic METALLICA song on the upcoming Gigantour. Newsted, who quit METALLICA in February 2001, is the frontman of a new band, simply called NEWSTED, which was recently this year's edition of Gigantour, the critically acclaimed package festival founded in 2005 byMustaine. Mustaine, who was one of the original members of METALLICA, was fired from the band by drummer Lars Ulrich in 1983. He was replaced by Kirk Hammett and went on to form MEGADETH and achieve worldwide success on his own.