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How the Megadeth Soundwavesaga unfolded

Why have Megadeth dropped off the 2014 Soundwave lineup? Is frontman Dave Mustaine punishing his Australian fans? Are former Metallica members Dave Mustaine and Jason Newsted feuding? What’s the new George Clooney movie like? Here’s everything you need to know about the Megadeth Vs Soundwave saga.

First Megadeth announced sideshows with support from Newsted

Newsted – as you can probably guess – is the band for former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted. Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine and Newsted toured together last year on the Gigantour and jammed together on the Metallica classic ‘Phantom Lord’.

Then Megadeth – allegedly – kicked Newsted off the bill

According to Soundwave, the lineup change was made “at the request of Megadeth.”


Which is weird because there seemed to be no animosity when FL caught up with Mustaine late last year

“You know, I don’t know,” he said of a potential Newsted collaboration on the Soundwave 2014 tour. “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.”

DAVE MUSTAINE IN THE FIRING LINE INTERVIEW

Here’s a photo of Mustaine and Newsted being best buds:

Which made everyone really confused


Mustaine denied that he had anything to do with it

So did Megadeth’s tour manager

“Dave Mustaine is not responsible for booting Newsted off [the Soundwave festival], “Jim Carroccio tolf ABC Radio. “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 kept quiet … except to announce new sideshow plans with Testament


Then Megadeth cancelled their tour




And Maddah had a crisis over lies and extortion


But has decided not to reveal why Megadeth really cancelled


Even though they might have a good reason for the decision


The ‘Vool almost got the replacement call… then didn’t


So Mastodon will headline the metal stage \m/


Mustaine reminisced about the “wise and caring” AJ of old




So Maddah tried to hug it out, kinda


Mustaine took the moment to review the new George Clooney movie


Then there was silence


Except from New Zealand




And Fear Factory


But no one really knows what happened with Soundwave…

Stay tuned for more news and updates.

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Plain Views

Plain Views said on the 10th Feb, 2014

the monuments men review really summed up the film the best anyone could.

Becboo4

Becboo4 said on the 10th Feb, 2014

is anyone else getting deja vu here - in a musically diverse household the bdo blur saga was followed closely and now the megadeth sw issues%u2026 there is one common denominator here - whats really going on?

Plain Views

Plain Views said on the 10th Feb, 2014

I believe its some sort of conspiracy involving a spoon bending magician and 3 albino boy scouts. stay tuned for more.

gumbuoy

gumbuoy said on the 10th Feb, 2014



i tried saying the same thing when Blur cancelled - that wasn't AJ's first rodeo. But it didn't seem to stick.

Plain Views

Plain Views said on the 10th Feb, 2014

are you saying a handjob from a rodeo clown was also involved?

humanracin

humanracin said on the 10th Feb, 2014

Hmm lets see: Hole, NIN, Blur, Megadeth, have I missed any? I'm sure I have… so are ALL these bands in the wrong or is it maybe, just maybe AJs fault?
I haven't noticed any other Aussie promoter in ugly public twitter spats...

Demosthenes

Demosthenes said on the 10th Feb, 2014

Hmm lets see: Hole, NIN, Blur, Megadeth, have I missed any? I'm sure I have… so are ALL these bands in the wrong or is it maybe, just maybe AJs fault?
I haven't noticed any other Aussie promoter in ugly public twitter spats...

Actually, Melbourne-based promoter Heathen Skulls had a very ugly public falling out with Sunn O))) over a cancelled tour a couple years ago, so in all fairness Maddah's not alone.

TwoHeadedIdiot

TwoHeadedIdiot said on the 10th Feb, 2014

hmm lets see: hole, nin, blur, megadeth, have i missed any? i'm sure i have… so are all these bands in the wrong or is it maybe, just maybe ajs fault?
i haven't noticed any other aussie promoter in ugly public twitter spats...

nin pulled out so they could do their tour with qotsa, and didn't hole pull out because of limp bizkit?

monokhrome_nite

monokhrome_nite said on the 10th Feb, 2014

I think Hole also partly pulled out because Courtney called AJ a dickhead on Twitter or something like that. I remember her saying she'd love to play BDO instead.

Alskiz

Alskiz said on the 10th Feb, 2014

Strangely, it appears Megadeath are still playing their NZ show.

loudQUIETloud

loudQUIETloud said on the 10th Feb, 2014

IIRC, Hole pulled out because they were told they would play after Limp Bizkit and Courtney got angry when that wasn't the case.

Trent Slatter

Trent Slatter said on the 10th Feb, 2014


I thought that was just a case of serendipity after NIN had already pulled out of Soundwave.

TwoHeadedIdiot

TwoHeadedIdiot said on the 10th Feb, 2014



it could have been that, but based on nin's reasoning that they wanted to do shows more suitable for their audience, i figured the shows with qotsa must already have been in negotiation.

Nosyt

Nosyt said on the 10th Feb, 2014

NIN never pulled out, they never signed a contract.

This excuse has never worked with women btw.

RAMONESelaar

RAMONESelaar said on the 11th Feb, 2014



Heathen Skulls also had issues with apparently not buying plane tickets for all members of Eyehategod to come out last month. But then they immediately lined up a US tour instead, so it's all weird and no one is being forthright.

Demosthenes

Demosthenes said on the 11th Feb, 2014



Yah I had heard they rocked up to the airport but weren't able to board. Seems a less messy situation than Sunn O))) whatever the case.

hedonism gibbon

hedonism gibbon said on the 11th Feb, 2014



bastards! i had a ticket for me and a mate for his birthday to go to that show