Megadeth


On May 17, 1995, a U.S. Army veteran and unemployed plumber in San Diego, Shawn Timothy Nelson, snapped and stole an M60 Patton tank from a nearby National Guard Armory. He drove down the highway, crushing cars, fire hydrants and an RV before he was stopped and killed by police.

The headline-grabbing story forms the basis of Megadeth's new video for 'The Right to Go Insane,' the second single from the band's acclaimed 2009 disc 'Endgame.' In the clip, which surprisingly features no performance footage, frontman Dave Mustaine is filmed sneaking onto a military facility, stealing a tank and playing crash-up derby through the streets. Video footage from the cockpit shows him singing and laughing, while shots from a surveillance helicopter depict a missile gunsight tracking him as he pillages.

"If I am going to carjack something, I'm going to do it Mustaine-style and go over the top like my new M-60 Abram's tank with a sunroof," Mustaine joked to Noisecreep. In addition to the action shots, there are numerous flashbacks of Mustaine's character fighting with his wife, being served divorce papers and finding a note on his front door notifying him his home was in foreclosure, the dramatized factors that led to his breakdown.

'The Right to Go Insane' was shot in South El Monte, California and directed by Bill Fishman, who also produced Megadeth's 'Head Crusher,' the Grammy-nominated first single from 'Endgame.'

"This video was a blast to film; Bill Fishman did a great job; even better in my honest opinion than our first video with him. But let me warn you, even though it looks like fun ... don't try this at home."

'The Right to Go Insane' is the first Megadeth video to feature bassist Dave Ellefson since 2000's 'Breadline.' In 2002, Ellefson left the band and only recently returned for the band's 'Rust in Peace' 20th anniversary tour.

Megadeth just finished up the U.S. 'Rust in Peace' dates and are about to head to South America, where they'll begin a world tour. Their first show is April 17 in Mexico City. Dates run through July 16 in Haapsalu, Estonia. The band's Canadian and American Carnage make-up dates with Testament and Slayer launch July 23 in Quebec City and run through Sept. 4 in Portland, Ore.



Megadeth tour dates


4/17 -- Sports Palace Mexico City

4/20 -- Clube Portugues Recife

4/22 -- Ginasio Nilson Nelson Brasilia

4/24 -- Credicard Hall Sao Paulo

4/26 -- Pepsi on Stage Porto Alegre

4/28 -- Luna Park Buenos Aires

4/30 -- Movistar Arena Santiago

5/2 -- Explanada del Monumental Lima

5/6 -- CIEC Metropolitan University Caracas

5/13 -- Mundo e Pavillion Guatemala City

5/30 -- Rock in Rio Lisbon

6/1 -- Razzmatazz 1 Barcelona

6/3 -- Estragon Bologna

6/4 -- Atlantico Rome

6/5 -- Alcatraz Milan

6/7 -- 013 Tilburg

6/8 -- AB Brussels

6/9 -- Aeronef Lille

6/11 -- Copenhell Festival Copenhagen

6/12 -- Download Festival Derbyshire

6/14 -- Live At The Marquee Cork

6/16 -- Sonisphere, Lotnisko Bemowo Warsaw

6/18 -- Sonisphere, Degenaupark WIL nr. Zurich

6/19 -- Sonisphere, LetištÄ› Mimoň Mimon nr Prague

6/20 -- Petofi Hall Budapest

6/22 -- Sonisphere - Levski Stadium Sofia

6/24 -- Sonisphere, Terra Vibe Park Athens

6/26 -- Sonisphere - Romexpo Centre Bucharest

6/27 -- Sonisphere, BJK Inonu Stadium Istanbul

6/29 -- Kino Siska Ljubljana

6/30 -- Boogaloo Club Zagreb

7/1 -- Gasometer Vienna

7/2 -- Topfest Nove Mesto Nad Vahom

7/4 -- Kaisaneimi Helsinki

7/7 -- Norway Rocks Festival Kvinesdal

7/8 -- Getaway Rock Festival Gavle

7/10 -- Sonisphere - Getafee Open Air Madrid

7/13 -- B1 Maximum Moscow

7/14 -- B1 Maximum Moscow

7/16 -- Castle Rock Haapsalu

7/23 -- Pavillon de La Jeunesse Quebec City, Quebec

7/24 -- Heavy MTL Festival Montreal, Quebec

7/26 -- Metro Centre Halifax, Nova Scotia

7/27 -- Moncton Coliseum Moncton, New Brunswick

7/29 -- Molson Amphitheatre Toronto, Ontario

7/30 -- John Labatt Centre London, Ontario

8/11 -- Glens Falls Civic Center Glens Falls, New York

8/12 -- Izod Center East Rutherford, New Jersey

8/14 -- Tsongas Arena Boston, Massachusetts

8/15 -- Susquehanna Center Camden

8/16 -- Oakdale Theatre Wallingford, Connecticut

8/18 -- Tower City Amphitheater Cleveland, Ohio

8/19 -- Cobo Arena Detroit, Michigan

8/20 -- UIC Pavilion Chicago, Illinois

8/21 -- Roy Wilkins Auditorium Minneapolis, Minnesota

8/23 -- Sandstone Kansas City, Kansas

8/25 -- Magness Arena Denver, Colorado

8/26 -- Tingley Coliseum Albuquerque, New Mexico

8/27 -- Dodge Theatre Phoenix, Arizona

8/29 -- Cricket Wireless San Diego, California

8/30 -- Long Beach Arena Long Beach, California

8/31 -- Cow Palace San Francisco, California

Sep 1 -- Arco Arena Sacramento, California

Sep 3 -- WaMu Theatre Seattle, Washington

Sep 4 -- Washington County Fairgrounds Portland, Oregon