Leave it to metal’s ultimate thrasher, Dave Mustaine, to savagely snatch victory from the seethingly venomous jaws of defeat.
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.
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.
James LoMenzo has been in the music business long enough to know never to say never.
Free from all restrictions and with a steadfast refusal to be pigeonholed, David Ellefson’s journey to the musical summit is ever ongoing.
For Gustafson, the years since leaving his flagship band Overkill had not been kind. Venomously snakebitten, and devoid of the royalties he was justly due, the flying-v toating guitarist nearly left the music business altogether.
After years spent in his flagship band, Soilwork, in 2016, Verbeuren received the call of a lifetime from Megadeth frontman, and founder, Dave Mustaine. After a short phone conversation, it was decided that Verbeuren would join Megadeth on the road, filling in on drums for the departed Chris Adler, for the band’s Dystopia World Tour.