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Megadeth says Soundwave"ignored" their supportrequests

Megadeth tour manager Jim Carroccio has denied that Dave Mustaine had anything to do with the decision to “drop former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted‘s eponymous band from their Soundwave sideshows.

Carroccio issued the following statement to ABC News Radio today: “Dave Mustaine is not responsible for booting Newsted off [the Soundwave festival]. Dave did not put him on the bill and did not take him off the bill. Dave submitted a list of bands he was comfortable with and the promoter ignored the list. Dave and Jason are friends [and] this has blown up into something silly.”

Newsted was officially dropped from the bill of Megadeth’s Soundwave sideshows on Wednesday. According to a statement released by Soundwave, the lineup change was made “at the request of Megadeth”. American deathcore act Whitechapel have been drafted in to replace Newsted at the Megadeth headline dates in Sydney and Melbourne, which will also feature support from Danish metal band Volbeat.

There was no sign of animosity towards Newsted when FL caught up with Mustaine in late 2013. Asked about the possibility of a collaboration on the Soundwave tour Mustaine said: “You know, I don’t know…We had done a track with him at the end of Gigantour which was really cool, but part of the coolness about that was that it was spur of the moment. If we start doing stuff and people expect it, then it’s not really that cool anymore.”

A statement from Newsted is expected soon.

DAVE MUSTAINE IN THE FIRING LINE INTERVIEW

Megadeth, Volbeat, and Whitechapel sidewave shows:

Tuesday, February 25 – UNSW Roundhouse, Sydney (Licensed All Ages)
Thursday, February 27 – The Forum, Melbourne (18+)

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hedonism gibbon

hedonism gibbon said on the 7th Feb, 2014

first STP now Newsted... glad i stuck with an already taxing mon-wed 3-night binge of sidewaves....

----> TDEP, AiC, EoDM <----

loudQUIETloud

loudQUIETloud said on the 7th Feb, 2014

Newsted are still playing the festival..

Oflick

Oflick said on the 7th Feb, 2014

But like STP, who really cares?

hellboy1975

hellboy1975 said on the 7th Feb, 2014

sounds like newsted will play with testament, which is a better deal in my opinion.

Oflick

Oflick said on the 9th Feb, 2014

Megadeth have pulled out of Soundwave.

https://www.facebook.com/Megadeth/posts/10151845372327330

hedonism gibbon

hedonism gibbon said on the 9th Feb, 2014



they are? ok cheerz, but i'll be passing for sure n certain now me ole dickhead mate dave ain't coming to spit on the stage

hedonism gibbon

hedonism gibbon said on the 9th Feb, 2014



[sniff sniff sniff] is that a little baitfish i detect..... :( swimming thu the vasolene

Oflick

Oflick said on the 9th Feb, 2014

Nah, I'm not baiting. I was just joking, which I spend an unnecessarily large amount of my time doing.

loudQUIETloud

loudQUIETloud said on the 9th Feb, 2014



Yep, doing a sideshow with Testament at Oxford Arts now too.

hedonism gibbon

hedonism gibbon said on the 9th Feb, 2014



ah yeah, tuesday did i notice? great venue for that gig, saw mudhoney there last wed. joy!

i have dilinger escape plan mon, alice in chains+down tues, eagles of death metal wed so i think i'll be rather occupied :)

hedonism gibbon

hedonism gibbon said on the 9th Feb, 2014



hehee that's why it tasted like a jelly-snake! humour, like music, is a very necessary art-form :D

i must thankyou for yesterday's banter, reminded and inspired me to get the new STP EP i d/led last week onto my iPod dock for a lsiten (thinking/wishing/dreading, c'mon please surprise me and be alright)

...and guess what (if yo've stopped laughing that it takes me 7 days to go from dowmload to ipod?!).... it's AWFUL!!!!

"HIGH RISE" eh lads? .....set up nicely for HIGH FALL methinks...

...so tell all your mates exactly what you're saying, fuck STP, even if some old guy on FL thinks they got some good old stuff that will probably be completely emancipated and ruined by an act of bastardry that can't be forgiven for the sake of a token drunken nostalgic thrill!

hedonism gibbon

hedonism gibbon said on the 9th Feb, 2014

but i guess if they were there and a teenager with NFI about them saw em thought they were good, i wouldn't diss 'em