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MEGADETH Splits With Roadrunner Records

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Monday, December 10, 2012 @ 8:16 AM


No Word Currently On Where The Band Will Sign Next

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MEGADETH has left the floundering Roadrunner Records. In a recent tweet, vocalist Dave Mustaine stated "Today marks the end of an era with Roadrunner @rrusa. Hopefully we can finish strong with a #Grammy."

In May 2006, Roadrunner Records and MEGADETH announced the signing, with United Abominations to be released the following year with a new lineup, except for Mustaine.

In 2009, Mustaine blasted Roadrunner stating "Kudos Roadrunner, the is the first worldwide critically acclaimed record by the press, and the fans, and you just can't seem to get this right. This is the first time that everyone likes a record of mine, and you can't get us on the radio or into the stores. I can't tell you how many stores I go into while on tour and I see nothing. And all I hear from RR is we are committed to the record. My ass."

Just a year later, Mustaine stated "We're getting ready to start the next MEGADETH record in January and the funny thing is my manager is telling me now how Roadrunner is going out of their way now to try and give me this new huge deal, and I just don’t want it. I don't want it. The treatment's been terrible over the years, and I just don't want it. I would rather retire than continue to play like that. Either we’re gonna release digitally or [see] what happens next. We've got this last record [that we owe to] Roadrunner [as part of our current contract]; it’s gonna be a great record ’cause the songs are really, really good. ‘Cause I don’t want my side of the bargain to be tainted — I wanna be a gentleman and be respectful and deliver my side of the deal, whether or not the other party has or not."

Currently, there is no indication of where the band might sign.


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