Ready for a real head-crushing Halloween. Then gear up for <strong>Megadeth</strong> in all their metal glory, live in Hollywood, CA on Monday, October 31 on ABC-TV's <em>Jimmy Kimmel Live!</em>, where they'll perform on the show's outdoor stage.<br /><br />The next day (11/1/11), the legendary and influential group--singer/guitarist <strong>Dave Mustaine</strong>, drummer <strong>Shawn Drover</strong>, guitarist <strong>Chris Broderick</strong> and bassist <strong>David Ellefson</strong>--will release <em>TH1RT3EN</em> (Roadrunner Records), which features the volcanic single "Public Enemy No 1." The band's 13th studio album has already been hailed by <em>Revolver</em> magazine as "<strong>Megadeth</strong>'s best and most vital album of the 21st century (11/11)," while <em>Spin</em> cited the band's continued relevance: "Mustaine's fevered tirades bemoaning the state of the world feel utterly apt, given today's headlines: 'We the People' clearly belongs on the apocalypse's official soundtrack" (10/10/11).<br /><br />In November, <strong>Megadeth</strong> will head to South America for--appropriately--13 headlining shows in nine countries, beginning November 9 and wrapping December 1 (see tour dates below).<br /><br />In 2012, they will re-launch their critically acclaimed package festival <strong>Gigantour</strong> for the first time since 2008.
Interview by Jeff Treppel<br /><br /><strong><a href="/artists/megadeth" target="_blank">Megadeth</a></strong>'s upcoming CD, <em>TH1RT3EN</em>, is bassist <strong>David Ellefson</strong>'s first since leaving the band after 2002's <em>The World Needs a Hero</em>. The new album's combination of powerhouse thrash and anthemic hard rock allows him to demonstrate the fluid, malleable style that's made him one of the most respected bassists on the metal scene.