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Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine Diagnosed With Throat Cancer

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It was just a short time ago where a scary and startling revelation was made by Megadeth founder, Dave Mustaine on their Official Website and its respective social networks. Please read on.

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Megadeth by Ken Pierce (2005)

The Statement:
“I’ve been diagnosed with throat cancer. It’s clearly something to be respected and faced head on – but I’ve faced obstacles before. I’m working closely with my doctors, and we’ve mapped out a treatment plan which they feel has a 90% success rate. Treatment has already begun.

Unfortunately, this requires that we cancel most shows this year. The 2019 Megacruise will happen, and the band will be a part of it in some form. All up to date information will be at megadeth.com as we get it. Megadeth will be back on the road ASAP.

Meanwhile, Kiko, David, Dirk and I are in the studio, working on the follow up to Dystopia – which I can’t wait for everyone to hear.

I’m so thankful for my whole team – family, doctors, band members, trainers, and more.

I’ll keep everyone posted.

See you soon,
Dave Mustaine”

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I can only add that we are keeping Dave and his family in our thoughts during this trying time. Let’s all hope that by catching it early and with the best treatment that he will beat this illness and be back to doing what he does the very best, delivering socially relevant and ass-kicking Heavy Metal music. Get well soon Dave. We are all pulling for you to do so.

Official Website: http://www.megadeth.com

Guns N’ Roses Adds More U.S. Shows To “Not In This Lifetime” Tour

If you were wondering to yourself if Guns N’ Roses were going to keep on adding dates to their “Not In This Lifetime” tour then wonder no more as some additional dates have been added. Read on down below for the full skinny.

The Press Release:
Guns N’ Roses is bringing their outrageously successful Not In This Lifetime Tour back to the U.S this fall – and for the first time in 2019. With fans hungry for more GNR, today the band revealed eight new dates across the United States, kicking off September 25th in Charlotte, NC. The shows include two back-to-back nights on Friday, November 1st and Saturday, November 2nd in Las Vegas at the legendary Colosseum at Caesars Palace, their most intimate venue since the 2017 performance at The Apollo Theater. Tickets go on sale for the newly announced dates to the general public starting Friday, June 21 at 10:00am local time at LiveNation.com.

These eight shows join a previously revealed run of major festivals that will bring the band to cities across the United States, along with two colossal stadium dates in Mexico. The wide range of festivals GNR will hit include Louder Than Life Festival, Austin City Limits, Exit 111 Festival, and Voodoo Festival.
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Peter Murphy Announces NYC Residency @ Le Poisson Rouge

Legendary solo performer and former Bauhaus singer Peter Murphy has just announced a NYC Residency at LPR which you can learn about by reading below. I’ll return at the close with some additional editorial. Here we go.

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The Press Release:
After a triumphant sold out residency in San Francisco this past March, consummate showman and legendary musician PETER MURPHY has announced a very special and intimate residency this August at New York City’s (LE) POISSON ROUGE (158 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012). Mirroring his West Coast shows, these performances will kick off on August 2nd, running through his solo albums in their entirety beginning with 1986’s Should The World Fail to Fall Apart and ending with a greatest hits show of solo material and tributes to Bauhaus and David Bowie. The live lineup includes Mark Gemini Thwaite (Guitar), Marc Slutsky (Drums), and Emilio Zef China (Bass/Violin). Tickets go on sale Wednesday, June 19th at 10am ET and can be purchased at that time at http://petermurphy.lpr.com.
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Watkins Glen International Pulls Plug On “Woodstock 50” Location

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Tenured readers are already pretty much up to date on the developments about the much lauded “Woodstock 50” Anniversary Concert which has been broadcast as being held up in Watkins Glen State Park some 255 miles from where I keep you in the aware at my Metal Media Command HQ in Brooklyn. The first dent in the armor came when an investment group pulled out (noted HERE) but it was quickly spoken against by the Festival Organizer Michael Lang (seen HERE). Yesterday, the event received another blow to the abdomen which you can learn more about after the next logo.

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Yesterday, the news started making the rounds that Watkins Glen International racetrack will no longer be serving as the venue hosting the upcoming Woodstock 50 Festival. As I didn’t receive the official statement here at the Metal Media Command HQ I did some poking around and discovered the WGI Statement which has been copied below.

“Watkins Glen International terminated the site license for Woodstock pursuant to provisions of the contract. As such, WGI will not be hosting the Woodstock 50 Festival.”
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Municipal Waste & Napalm Death Announce Co-Headlining Fall Tour

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Fans of Municipal Waste and Napalm Death are going to want to lace up their boots at the news about the pair uniting in music for a sure to be exciting fall run. When you add the legendary SOIA to the mix well, this is going to be madness. Read down below the colorful poster for the full press release and dates. I’ll return at the end with some closing editorial thoughts.

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The Press Release:
Richmond, Virginia’s MUNICIPAL WASTE are jumping on the road with UK grindcore band NAPALM DEATH for a co-headlining US Tour! The 17-date trek will kick-off in Dallas on October 3rd and visit New York, Chicago and Denver before ending on October 23rd in Los Angeles. Opening the night are New York hardcore legends SICK OF IT ALL and hardcore punk/thrash metal band TAKE OFFENSE.
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