For veteran guitarist Simon McBride, taking the stage with Deep Purple, one of the most explosive bands in rock history, is just another day at the office.
Besides, occult doom bands are always welcome in the ever-broad musical climate of today. It is safe to say that Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats is indeed a modern-day Black Sabbath.
Leave it to metal’s ultimate thrasher, Dave Mustaine, to savagely snatch victory from the seethingly venomous jaws of defeat.
As challenging as it is to keep track of Jaron Gulino’s growing list of musical endeavors, it is nearly impossible to match his drive and determination.
For those who continue to count Megadeth as down and out… think again.
By 7:45 Saturday evening, a faint autumn breeze swirled through Hersheypark Stadium as a sea of impassioned headbangers restlessly waited in anticipation.
For fans of stalwart London legends Deep Purple who might have been worrying that they’d never hear the sweet sounds of “Smoke on the Water” echoing across arenas worldwide again, fear not; your newest guitarist is here.
Cast aside and often relegated to a mere footnote in the band’s storied lore, Jeff Young’s legacy as a member of Megadeth will forever be entwined with its incredulously neglected third studio album, So Far, So Good… So What!
For veteran drummer Dirk Verbeuren, the torrid process of promoting his first full-length record with Megadeth has been a labor of love years in the making.