Dave Mustaine to Perform With San Diego Symphony

Megadeth frontman will play with Orchestra next year.

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Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine will be joining the San Diego Symphony Orchestra next year, as part of a special "Symphony Interrupted" concert, Hennemusic reports. Fans expecting a Symphony and Megadeth performance however, may be disappointed, as the gig is a strictly classical affair. Mustaine will be participating in a program that includes Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyries" from "Die Walkure," Vivaldi's "Winter" from "The Four Seasons" and Dvorak's "Symphony No. 9" (the "New World" symphony). The show will take place at Copley Symphony Hall in San Diego, California, on Saturday April 12th. Tickets are on sale here. The news comes after Mustaine dropped a big hint that Megadeth will be playing the entirety of their 1994 "Youthanasia" album on an upcoming tour. The album would be the third classic record that the band have played in full in recent years, following run throughs of 1990's "Rust in Peace" and 1992’s "Countdown to Extinction."

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    Man, I'd really like to see Dave do those songs. Just hoping he won't be too sloppy though
    like Metallica S&M
    Well, the article was pretty clear in stating that it would NOT be like S&M.
    I was just saying how it would be another collaboration between a heavy metal giant and a symphony, i guess that I should have thought that through
    It would be a sin if he didn't play Good Mourning/Black Friday or My Last Words.
    My Last Words
    *Imagines Black friday intro being played by an entire orchestra of plucked violins, with a single violist soloing over it" *drool*
    i am curious about this, Mustaine is a great guitarist and those "songs"(i put songs because i don't know the proper english word due to the pieces being classical) are pretty epic. however a Megadeth S&M would be awesome
    I'm a little concerned it'll sound like dog shit. Mustaine is a good thrash guitar player - but that is totally different than playing proper classical guitar. I've never seen him do that. I hope he can do it and not make me cringe. I just imagine some Mustaine off-the-cuff pentatonic soloing over classical music --- yikes. Seems Broderick would've been the more likely choice. Still, I am excited to hear/see it.
    sounds very familiar just cant put my finger on it. oh wait its Dave Mustaine so hes just doing what Metallica done so its ok. thank god that cleared up my confusion i was so confused
    Yo but like for real, Ride of The Valkyries, Dvorak 9 and Vivaldi's Winter though? That's a bomb concert line-up. The Mustaine thing is cool too, but like, yoooo.
    Can we all just take the time to remember how bad S&M was? And I've noticed a growing interest in orchestral performance, which is awesome. Can't wait for Dethklok.