The full lineup has been announced for Rocklahoma, America’s biggest Memorial Day Weekend party—May 25-27 at “Catch the Fever” Festival Grounds in Pryor, OK. The three-day camp & rock festival presented by Budweiser features the top current active rock artists and classic bands.
The Rocklahoma lineup is as follows (additions in italics): Rob Zombie, Chickenfoot, Creed, Megadeth, Slash, Queensrÿche, Chevelle, Jackyl, Theory of a Deadman, Hellyeah, Puddle of Mudd, P.O.D., Volbeat, The Darkness, 10 Years, Cavo, Adelitas Way, Black Stone Cherry, Pop Evil, Trivium, Red, Redlight King, Art of Dying, Aranda, Janus, New Medicine, James Durbin, Eve to Adam, Falling In Reverse, Rival Sons, Anti Mortem, Gypsy Pistoleros, Lillian Axe, Wildstreet, Firstryke, Black Tora, Sunset Riot, The Glitter Boys, Fist of Rage, Switchblade, Scarlett, S.E.X. Department, Ragdoll, Down & Dirty, Hessler, Lynam, Diemonds, Ruff Justice, Soulicit, Rocker Lips, Mine Enemies Fall, Echo Vendetta, A Good Fight, Sweatin’ Bullets, Through the Thorns, Absence of Ink, For the Broken, EchoFuzz, Shotgun Rebels, Stun, Dagger, Unwritten Rulz, Desi & Cody, David Castro Band, McCuin, We the Ghost, Tiranico, Baron Von Swagger, TwoFold, Aformatic, Delay the Day, and Jamco Industries. Bands will perform on the Main Stage, Hard Rock Stage, Retrospect Records Stage and AXIS Campground Stage.
Rocklahoma organizers continue to offer fan-friendly ticket prices for the 3-day weekend rock event which features over 70 artists on four stages. Three-day general admission tickets are still available for only $99 plus fees and 3-day VIP tickets can be purchased for as low as $325 plus fees through Monday, March 19. Beginning Tuesday, March 20 at 12:01am CST, 3-day general admission ticket prices will increase to $125 plus fees and 3-day VIP reserved tickets will increase to $350 plus fees. Groupie and Roadie VIP package prices will remain the same. The Rockstar VIP package is now sold out.
The Miss Rocklahoma competition returns this year. From March 15 through April 18, contestants can enter for a chance to be crowned Miss Rocklahoma 2012 by uploading their photo and information at http://www.rocklahoma.com. The top ten women who best embody the rock ‘n roll spirit of Rocklahoma will be announced at http://www.rocklahoma.com on April 25. From April 25-May 11, rock fans from around the world can vote online for their favorite Miss Rocklahoma contestant. The top five finalists—revealed May 14—will take part in an onstage competition at Rocklahoma on May 25, with one lucky contestant being crowned the winner and ambassador for Rocklahoma 2012.
Rocklahomais located just 45 minutes northeast of Tulsa, in Pryor, OK. The “Catch the Fever” Festival Grounds is a premier destination for a multi-day festival and includes on-site camping with access to restrooms and shower house, a general store for campers, VIP reserved seating, hospitality areas and much more.
Established in 2007 as a classic rock destination festival with the motto “life, liberty and the pursuit of rock,” Rocklahoma was revamped in 2010 as organizers teamed with AEG Live to create an event encompassing a much broader mix of classic, current and up-and-coming rock artists. In 2011, a record-breaking crowd of over 35,000 fans turned out for the festival, which raised over $10,000 for the American Red Cross as part of their tornado relief efforts in nearby Joplin, MO. The festival celebrates its 6th year in 2012.
ROCKLAHOMA – Life, Liberty & The Pursuit Of Rock!
LEGENDARY BANDS NOMINATED FOR A GRAMMY AWARD
IN THE BEST HARD ROCK/METAL PERFORMANCE CATEGORY
Megadeth, led by singer/guitarist/metal legend Dave Mustaine, have received the 10th nomination of their storied career. The band’s first nomination landed in 1990 and they’re still garnering nods two decades later. That’s a testament to the band’s continued and unassailable legacy, permanence and relevance! The band was nominated for “Public Enemy No. 1,” from its latest Roadrunner album, Th1rt3en. True to its title, it is the 13th album of the band’s career. Megadeth, who have enjoyed five Platinum and multi-Platinum certifications, as well as seven Gold certifications, entered the hard rock and metal scene as standard setters and they’ve never veered from that path. This 10th Grammy nomination is more proof of this fact. It’s also worth noting the auspicious fact that this is Category #13.
Dream Theater have garnered their very first nomination for “On the Backs of Angels” from their latest Roadrunner release, A Dramatic Turn of Events. The band is universally recognized as a prog rock institution - they were voted as such by readers of Rolling Stone in an online poll that was conducted earlier this summer. Essentially, the band is globally revered by fans of forward-thinking hard rock. This nomination is well-deserved, as the band embarked on a new journey with a new drummer, emerging from the studio stronger than ever. The album debuted in the Top 10 of sales charts in 11 territories. Dream Theater have sold in excess of 10 million records and DVDs worldwide in their 26 year career.
Congratulations again to both Megadeth and Dream Theater.
The 54th annual Grammy Awards will take place in Los Angeles on Feb. 12, 2011. The event will broadcast on CBS.
Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine recently took part in MLB.com’s season long MLB Fan Cave series, by being one of the many attractions of the Cave. In this clip, MLB Fan Cave tour guide, Mike O’hara gives visitors a tour of the Cave and takes them to a booth where Mustaine proceeds to indulge them with his signature riffage. For more exclusive insights into MLB Fan Cave visit: www.mlbfancave.com.
Megadeth recently released the 25th anniversary editions of the seminal thrash album, "Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying?" The album has been digitally re-mastered for the first time and expanded for a commemorative release in multiple configurations. All of the versions, including a 2CD lift-top box, digital album, and a deluxe 5 Disc+3LP box set, include a previously unreleased 1987 concert from the band’s first world tour and new liner notes written by Dave Mustaine and Metallica’s Lars Ulrich. Visit www.megadeth.com to order.
The ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL is careening through the states, making its way down to Raleigh, NC tomorrow! The tour runs through August 14th and tickets are still on sale, so check in at http://www.rockstarmayhemfest.com and http://www.livenation.com to purchase your tickets!
This year, the fest is taking part in an amazing promotional opportunity, brought to you by MEGADETH and Dean Guitars! At each tour stop (sans San Bernardino and Montreal), Dave Mustaine of MEGADETH has been handing off the guitar that he’s been playing each night of the festival to a member in attendance. Winners must be present to win. Check your local radio listings for more information on the contest!
“It was time to invite some fans up to jam, and let them take one of these bad boys home with them,” states MEGADETH guitarist and lead vocalist Dave Mustaine. See above for an excellent photo of Dave Mustaine handing his personal guitar to a lucky fan!
See below for all remaining tour dates, and make sure to grab your tickets now before they are sold out!
ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL TOUR DATES:
8/2 – Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach - Virginia Beach, VA
8/3 - Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek - Raleigh, NC
8/5 - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre - Tinley Park, IL (Chicago IL)
8/6 - DTE Energy Music Theatre - Clarkston, MI (Detroit, MI)
8/7 - Verizon Wireless Music Center - Noblesville, IN (Indianapolis, IN)
8/9 - Zoo Amphitheatre - Oklahoma City, OK
8/10 – Gexa Energy Pavilion - Dallas, TX
8/12 - Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood - Atlanta, GA
8/13 - 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre - Tampa, FL
8/14 - Cruzan Amphitheatre - West Palm Beach, FL
MEGADETH’S VITAL ‘PEACE SELLS… BUT WHO’S BUYING?’ ALBUM REMASTERED AND EXPANDED FOR 25TH ANNIVERSARY 2CD AND DIGITAL AUDIO PACKAGES, AND A DELUXE 5DISC+3LP BOX SET
Commemorative Release Includes New Liner Notes by
Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine and Metallica’s Lars Ulrich
Megadeth On Tour In Europe and North America Through Summer
Megadeth’s vital, Platinum-certified album, Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying?, has been digitally remastered for the first time and expanded for a commemorative 25th Anniversary release in multiple configurations on July 12 by Capitol/EMI. All of the versions, including a 2CD lift-top box, digital album, and a deluxe 5Disc+3LP box set, include a previously unreleased 1987 concert from the band’s first world tour and new liner notes written by Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine and Metallica’s Lars Ulrich.
The deluxe box set also includes previously unreleased and rare mixes of the album’s tracks and hi res audio for the remastered album and concert, as well as an expanded 20-page book, plus 8”x10” photos and reproductions of vintage Megadeth memorabilia. The cover of the box uses a new, unique process of lenticular 3D which reinterprets the original cover, creating the illusion of Megadeth’s Vic Rattlehead character jumping out of the art.
Released in 1986, Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying? was Megadeth’s second album and the band’s first Capitol/EMI release. The acclaimed album thrust Megadeth into the international spotlight, and it remains a powerful thrash metal staple.
In his liner notes for the new edition, Dave Mustaine reflects on writing the album’s title track: “I had written other lyrics by now, but there was something different about ‘Peace Sells’ because it told my story about my faith; my beliefs; my distrust of government; my work ethic; my integrity. This was MY song.”
“If there’s a new way, I’ll be the first in line”
“Amen!,” continues Mustaine. “I was so tired of not shaving, not bathing, not eating, not having a home, a companion, NOTHING. Yeah, I’ll be the first in line, but it had better work this time. Well, it was working, thank God, just fast enough for what I needed, but not nearly as fast as I would hope.”
“Whether you heard this record for the first time in 1986, or you hear this record for the first time today or tomorrow, Peace Sells is a great heavy metal album,” writes Lars Ulrich in his liner notes for the new edition. “Nothing more, nothing less. It has stood the test of time. And will continue to do so.”
Dave Mustaine pioneered the hugely successful Megadeth after his departure from Metallica. Beginning with the band’s 1985 debut album, Killing Is My Business…And Business Is Good!, and evolving through a shifting series of lineups, Megadeth has crafted a dynamic, intelligent style that combines the aggressiveness of thrash metal, the improvisational nature of jazz, and cynical, articulate, politically-charged lyrics into an innovative mix that has built a rabid worldwide following.
For nearly three decades, Megadeth has taken heavy metal into the future – musically, lyrically, and culturally. The band has enjoyed great success on Billboard’s album and single charts, including three Top 10 titles on the Top 200 Albums chart and four Top 10 Modern Rock singles, “Almost Honest,” “Trust,” “Breadline,” and “Crush ‘Em.”
With defiance and grace, through unusual quality and intelligence, Megadeth has raised a generation on a diet of truth serum and bitter pills. Instead of being kicked to the curb for their insolence, they’ve been rewarded with nine Grammy Award nominations, six Gold, five Platinum, and one double Platinum albums, and three Gold-certified DVD releases, in addition to last year’s double Platinum concert DVD, The Big 4: Live From Sofia, Bulgaria.
MEGADETH: Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying? [2CD; digital]
Booklet with liner notes by Dave Mustaine and Lars Ulrich
Disc 1 (original album, remastered)
Wake Up Dead
I Ain’t Superstitious
My Last Words
Disc 2 (previously unreleased 1987 concert)
Wake Up Dead
Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good
Looking Down The Cross
My Last Words
These Boots Were Made For Walkin’
Last Rites/Loved To Deth
MEGADETH: Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying? [deluxe 5Disc+3LP box set]
Two 8x10 photos / two 8 ½ x 11 reproduced vintage concert flyers / one reproduced vintage ticket stub / 20-page book with liner notes by Dave Mustaine and Lars Ulrich
Disc 1 (original album, remastered - tracklist above)
Disc 2 (Dave Mustaine mixes & masters for 2004 album reissue - tracklist above)
Disc 3 (Randy Burns mixes, remastered)
Wake Up Dead [previously released as bonus track on ’04 reissue]
The Conjuring [previously released as bonus track on ’04 reissue]
Peace Sells [previously released as bonus track on ’04 reissue]
Devil’s Island [previously unreleased]
Good Mourning/Black Friday [previously released as bonus track on ’04 reissue]
Bad Omen [previously unreleased]
I Ain’t Superstitious [previously unreleased]
My Last Words [previously unreleased]
Disc 4 (previously unreleased 1987 concert - tracklist above)
Disc 5 (hi-res audio: original album + previously unreleased 1987 concert - tracklists above)
LP 1 (original album, remastered - tracklist above)
LPs 2 & 3 (previously unreleased 1987 concert - tracklist above)
MEGADETH ON TOUR: UPCOMING DATES
4 Hamburg, Germany Docks
THE BIG FOUR: METALLICA • SLAYER • MEGADETH • ANTHRAX
2 Gelsenkirchen, Germany Veltins Arena
3 Gothenburg, Sweden Ullevi Stadium
6 Milan, Italy Fiera Open Air Arena
8 Knebworth, UK Sonisphere Knebworth House
9 Amneville, France Sonisphere Snowhall Parc
14 New York, NY Yankee Stadium
ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL(rockstarmayhemfest.com)
DISTURBED • GODSMACK • MEGADETH • MACHINE HEAD • IN FLAMES • TRIVIUM
10 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
12 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre
13 Nampa, ID Idaho Center Amphitheater
15 Phoenix, AZ Desert Sky Pavilion
16 Albuquerque, NM Hard Rock Casino
17 Englewood, CO Comfort Dental Amphitheater
19 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
20 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
22 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
23* Toronto, ON Downsview Park (*Heavy T.O. Festival - heavyto.com)
24 Hartford, CT Comcast Theater
27 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
29 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion
30 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
31 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
2 Virginia Beach, VA Virginia Beach Amphitheater
3 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Pavilion
5 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
6 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
7 Noblesville, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center
9 Oklahoma City, OK Zoo Amphitheatre
10 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
12 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheatre
13 Tampa, FL 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre
14 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre