Dave Mustaine Makes Cryptic Tour Announcement

While no one knows for sure what he means, Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine issued the following statement on megadeth.com on Thursday, April 9:

“I have agreed to doing something last night that I am sure a lot of people are going to be very excited about, and something that I had hoped would one day lead to another one of the potential feuds going away for good, if not for a long while.

"I can't confirm the band or the dates yet, and I have to go get my youngster up for school. Rest assured, as soon as we are ready to announce it, you will be one of the first to know.”

Mustaine is also continuing work on his autobiography, scheduled for release in late 2010. The book is being co-written by New York Times journalist Joe Layden, who also wrote The Last Great Fight, a behind the scenes look at James “Buster” Douglas’ upset over Mike Tyson in 1990.

In an interview conducted by Daniel Josefsson of Sweden's Close-Up magazine on February 28, Mustaine revealed some of the details of the book. When asked about the difficulty of writing a completely honest autobiography, Mustaine replied, "If you're going to write an autobiography, everything has to be included — the good and happy moments, as well as the hard times. You can't leave anything out. As of right now, we have covered everything up until halfway through the Metallica years, so I guess now is when the more delicate stuff will come. On the other hand, if a musician writes an autobiography and it doesn't include any sexual perversion or debauchery, then it's not an honest story. I think a lot of people are going to by shocked by some of the chapters. But I have no choice — either I write about everything, or nothing at all. This is basically a story of human interest, it's much more than just 'Dave from Megadeth.' There has been a lot of people that have tried to stop me, but they can't. Over the years, I have learned to cherish both my friends and my enemies. So it's a story about a guy that has been lifted up and then kicked down again, and I think it will show very clearly that I never give up."

Megadeth is busy recording the follow-up to United Abominations, due for release this fall via Roadrunner Records. It will be the group's first with guitarist Chris Broderick, who replaced Glen Drover at the end of 2007. The CD is being produced by Andy Sneap (Arch Enemy, Nevermore, Exodus, Machine Head)

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