It’s no mystery that Dave Mustaine (Megadeth) and Metallica have had a rocky past. Apparently this spans onto ex-Metallica members as well. Megadeth personally requested that Newsted be dropped from the upcoming Australian “Sidewave” shows (alongside the main Soundwave event). The show organizers followed suit and now Whitechapel will be taking their place for the romp down under.
There’s a certain hilarity to news like this. Dave Mustaine’s bruised ego strikes again! This is especially funny because they toured together on last year’s “Gigantour”. Guess it didn’t go too well. Now all we need is a big four tour so things can get really awkward backstage.
The Sidewave Festival organizers let loose with this official statement,
“At the request of Megadeth, Newsted will not be playing the above Sidewave shows and instead will be replaced by Whitechapel.”
All that aside, here’s some music!