Revolver magazine has teamed up with Dean Guitars for the Second Annual Dean Guitars NAMM JAM, which will take place Friday, January 14, 2011, at the Grove of Anaheim in Anaheim, California. It will be headlined by the mighty Megadeth, led by Dean's most prolific endorsed artist, Dave Mustaine. Megadeth are in the midst of the most successful run of their career and have just been nominated for a Grammy.
The Dean NAMM Jam will also feature a performance by the collective powerhouse known as Hellyeah with Dean Artists Tom Maxwell and Bob Zilla, Chad Grey and Greg Tribbett of Mudvayne and legendary Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul (endorsed by ddrum, Dean's sister company).
The party will open with a star-studded, all-star legends jam with some of the greatest guitarists in the business including Michael Schenker, Leslie West of Mountain, Michael Angelo Batio, and more.
Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine's autobiography, Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir (It Books), comes out today, and he has been kind enough to share a short excerpt with us. This comes just after Mustaine read an ad in The Recycler about a band seeking a guitarist—a band that would become Metallica. Read here what first attracted Mustaine to the band.
The Big Four of Thrash—Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax—are four of the most influential bands in metal. And yet, in the nearly 30 years since their debut albums were released, these four giants have never shared a stage due to a mix of bad blood, growing pains, and other logistical problems. Now, finally, the Big Four are sharing one stage for a short string of European festival dates this summer. And as if this meeting of metal titans weren’t earth-shaking enough, their performances at the Sonisphere Festival in Sofia, Bulgaria, will be broadcast live to select theaters throughout the world on Tuesday, June 22, so that headbangers from New York to Peru can witness this historic day in metal history. Find where the Big Four will be playing near you at thebigfourlive.com. Revolver tracked down Slayer guitarist and hellraiser Kerry King in Austria and Megadeth frontsmasher Dave Mustaine in Warsaw, Poland, where they graciously filled us in on this amazing global event.
Check out video of Alice in Chains talking about winning the Revolver Golden Gods Album of the Year award; the hilarious Golden Gods intro skit featuring Lemmy, Megadeth's Dave Mustaine, and Rob Halford, among others; Anthrax's Scott Ian talking about the Big Four tour; Slayer at their bloodiest shoot ever; and more right now on the Revolver TV Mobile app! Other items we've added over the past week include Dillinger Escape Plan's video for "Farewell Mona Lisa," Rise Against's "Savior" video, Andrew W.K. and Bleeding Through's Marta backstage at te Golden Gods, Drowning Pool performing "More Than Worthless" live, Olivia Munn visiting Skywalker Ranch, and more.