Dave Mustaine Denies Kicking Newsted Off Soundwave

artist: Megadeth date: 02/07/2014 category: general music news

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Dave Mustaine Denies Kicking Newsted Off Soundwave
Following the official announcement of Newsted getting kicked off Soundwave sideshows by Megadeth's personal request, both frontman Dave Mustaine and the band's management addressed the matter, calling it a misunderstanding not even close to a feud.

"Dave Mustaine is not responsible for booting Newsted off [the Soundwave festival]. Dave did not put him on the bill and did not take him off the bill," Megadeth tour manager Jim Carroccio told ABC News Radio. "Dave submitted a list of bands he was comfortable with and the promoter ignored the list. Dave and Jason are friends [and] this has blown up into something silly."

Addressing a comment from an angry fan via Facebook, Mustaine personally noted: "Look, I'm disappointed too. I explained to Jason Newsted this morning. We didn't put him on the show and we didn't kick him off the show. He understands, why don't you?"

Another brief comment was soon to follow, further calming down the tension. "Like I said, I'm disappointed too," Dave said. "I love our Australian fans and I love Jason too. This is all a huge misunderstanding."

As reported, the statement on the festival's website reads: "At the request of Megadeth, Newsted will not be playing the below sidewaves and instead will be replaced by Whitechapel." Furthermore, Soundwave AJ Maddah noted via Twitter that Newsted booting was requested not by Megadeth, but specifically by Dave. Details here.
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