This weekend’s Beale St. Fest in Memphis has one of the most eclectic lineups of any summer music fest, with its bill spanning from rap to rock, jazz to electro. Reppin’ for the metal genre is MEGADETH, whose frontman Dave Mustaine chatted with Fuse TV backstage.
Mustaine dishes about the 20th anniversary of their LP “Countdown To Extinction”, his touring mate Rob Zombie, the new bands he likes (including TRIVIUM), MEGADETH‘s latest video, Cracker Barrel and much more.
Watch the two interviews below.
As previously reported, MEGADETH will perform its 1992 album, “Countdown To Extinction”, in its entirety on September 7 at Teatro Caupolican in Santiago, Chile.
MEGADETH‘s fifth LP, “Countdown To Extinction” was released on July 14, 1992 through Capitol Records. The band’s best-selling full-length CD to date, it was certified double-platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association Of America) for U.S. shipments in excess of two million copies. The album also produced the band’s most successful hit singles, “Symphony Of Destruction”, “Sweating Bullets”, “Skin O’ My Teeth” and “Foreclosure Of A Dream”.
MEGADETH was among the nominees for the 54th annual Grammy Awards, which was held on February 12 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The band’s tenth Grammy nomination was for its new single, “Public Enemy No. 1”, off MEGADETH‘s latest album, “TH1RT3EN”, which came out on November 1, 2011.
“Public Enemy No. 1” actually marked the second Grammy nomination for music from “TH1RT3EN”, as the song “Sudden Death” was first unveiled in the 2010 video game “Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock” and received a “Best Metal Performance” nod.