Megadeth share boot camp footage


Megadeth bassist David Ellefson has shared footage from the band’s weekend boot camp.

Branded as “the ultimate fan experience” the event was held at Dave Mustaine’s private estate in Fallbrook, Southern California.

Attendees were able to take part in a Q&A session with the band, participate in guitar, bass and drum clinics, enjoy beer and wine tastings with Mustaine, watch an acoustic campfire performance by Megadeth and test their knowledge of the band in a trivia quiz.

One of the videos shows Ellefson and Mustaine playing a version of croquet.

When Ellefson makes a bad shot, Mustaine says: “Dude, that’s as bad as the Grammy band” – a reference to the musical mishap when the house band played Metallica by mistake when Megadeth went up to pick up the award for Dystopia in the Best Metal Performance category at the ceremony last month.

Mustaine recently revealed that he and guitarist Kiko Loureiro had begun early work on what will be their 16th studio album.

Megadeth return to the road from April, with dates planned in the Far East, North America and Europe.

Megadeth 2017 tour dates

Apr 29: Quezon City Pulp Summer Slam, Philippines
May 02: Singapore Kallang Theatre, Singapore
May 04: Kl Stadium Negara, Malaysia
May 07: Jakarta Hammersonic Festival, Indonesia
May 17: Osaka Zepp Bayside, Japan
May 18: Koto Ku Zepp DiverCity, Japan
May 19: Koto Ku Zepp DiverCity, Japan
Jun 24: Montebello Amnesia Rockfest, QC
Jul 13: Oshkosh Rock USA, WI
Jul 14: Bridgeview Chiago Open Air, IL
Jul 15: Cadott Rock Fest, WI
Jul 28: Kuopio Rockcock Festival, Finland
Jul 29: Kuopiorock, Finland
Jul 30: Stockholm Grona Lund, Sweden
Aug 01: Oslo Sentrum Scene, Norway
Aug 02: Copenhagen Store Vega, Denmark
Aug 04: Wacken Open Air, Germany
Aug 06: Lokeren Lokerse Festival, Belgium
Aug 08: Milan Carroponte, Italy
Aug 11: Alicante Leyendas Del Rock, Spain
Aug 13: Walton On Trent Bloodstock Festival, UK
Aug 15: Tilburg 013, Netherlands
Aug 17: Zurich Komplex 457, Switzerland
Aug 18: Wilburgstetten Summer Breeze Festival, Germany
Aug 19: Hamburg Elb-Riot, Germany

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