Thrash metal pioneers Megadeth are set to be the latest act to “go A.P.E.” on the virtual airwaves. Listeners everywhere should prepare for the debut of the band’s “predictably unpredictable” Artist Personal Experience radio station, “Megadeth Radio.” Band founder and frontman Dave Mustaine has complete creative control in the programming of his 24-hour channel, which features interviews, news, personal commentary, and playlists of his favorite music. The multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated rockers follow hot on the heels of A.P.E. stations “Radio Weezer,” “Christina Aguilera Radio” and “Eagles Radio Hosted by Joe Walsh” as “Megadeth Radio,” debuts on October 22 at 11:00 am EST.
“Megadeth Radio” is set to become the destination of choice for both the band’s fans as well as anyone who appreciates hard-rocking radio, and will be distributed across Clear Channel Radio’s “iheartradio” network (www.iheartradio.com), which includes hundreds of local radio websites; the popular iheartradio mobile app, which has been downloaded by 3.5 million people; widgets; and www.megadeth.com. Just like the other A.P.E. stations, fans can participate in “Megadeth Radio” by emailing their comments to email@example.com or calling 1-866-686-1010.
Says Mustaine, “Megadeth has been on the forefront of music for over 25 years. Now we’re breaking ground in radio. We’re giving metalheads everywhere a look inside and an opportunity to see what influences our world and music.”
When the public tunes into “Megadeth Radio,” they’ll hear selected playlists of some of the band’s favorite songs, including artists such as AC/DC, Arch Enemy, Black Sabbath, Suicidal Tendencies, Killswitch Engage and many more. Interviews and eclectic stories told by the band members will punctuate the programming, including Mustaine talking about his younger days (and trading pot to a record store clerk for albums), Metallica, his writing process and more. The station is a hard-rocking outlet unlike any other, and attractive to all fans of innovative audio entertainment.
Founded by Dave Mustaine in Los Angeles in 1983, Megadeth has released twelve studio albums, six live albums, two EPs, 26 singles, 32 music videos, and three compilations. The band has sold more than 20 million albums worldwide, with six consecutive albums being certified platinum in the USA, and has earned seven consecutive Grammy nominations for Best Metal Performance. With new lead guitarist Chris Broderick, Megadeth released their latest studio album, ENDGAME, on September 15, 2009. Megadeth and Slayer will head up north to co-headline the Canadian Carnage Tour from November 8-13, featuring Machine Head and Suicide Silence. Megadeth will then return to the U.S. to headline their ENDGAME Tour through the end of the year. Full tour dates and info can be found at www.megadeth.com/killingroad.php
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