Rust in Peace Live

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Rust in Peace •Live•
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Live album by
ReleasedSeptember 7, 2010
RecordedMarch 31, 2010
Genre Thrash metal, heavy metal, speed metal
Length73:54
Label Shout! Factory
Director Kerry Asmussen
Producer Mark Adelman
Megadeth live chronology
That One Night: Live in Buenos Aires
(2007)
Rust in Peace •Live•
(2010)
The Big 4 Live from Sofia, Bulgaria
(2010)
Megadeth video chronology
That One Night: Live in Buenos Aires
(2007)
Rust in Peace •Live•
(2010)
The Big 4 Live from Sofia, Bulgaria
(2010)

Rust in Peace •Live• is a live album by American heavy metal band Megadeth, released in 2010 through Shout! Factory in Blu-ray, DVD, and CD formats. The release was in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the original release of Rust in Peace and it is the first Megadeth release since 2002's Rude Awakening to feature bassist David Ellefson. [1]

Heavy metal is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the United Kingdom. With roots in blues rock, psychedelic rock, and acid rock, the bands that created heavy metal developed a thick, massive sound, characterized by highly amplified distortion, extended guitar solos, emphatic beats, and overall loudness. The genre's lyrics and performance styles are sometimes associated with aggression and machismo.

Megadeth American heavy metal band

Megadeth is an American heavy metal band from Los Angeles, California. Guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson formed the band in 1983 shortly after Mustaine's dismissal from Metallica. Along with Metallica, Anthrax, and Slayer, Megadeth is one of the "big four" of American thrash metal, responsible for its development and popularization. Their music features complex arrangements and fast rhythm sections, and lyrical themes of death, war, politics, and religion.

Shout! Factory American home video and music company

Shout! Factory is an American home video and music company. Founded in 2002 as Retropolis Entertainment, its video releases include previously released feature films, classic and contemporary television series, animation, live music, and comedy specials. Shout! Factory also owns and operates Shout! Studios, Westchester Films, Timeless Media Group, Biograph Records, Majordomo Records, and Video Time Machine.

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Background

Rust in Peace was released in 1990 and entered the Billboard 200 at number 23, [2] and was eventually certified platinum by the RIAA in 1992. [3] Steve Huey of Allmusic wrote that the album was "easily Megadeth's strongest musical effort". [4]

The Billboard 200 is a record chart ranking the 200 most popular music albums and EPs in the United States. It is published weekly by Billboard magazine. It is frequently used to convey the popularity of an artist or groups of artists. Often, a recording act will be remembered by its "number ones", those of their albums that outperformed all others during at least one week. The chart grew from a weekly top 10 list in 1956 to become a top 200 in May 1967, and acquired its present title in March 1992. Its previous names include the Billboard Top LPs (1961–72), Billboard Top LPs & Tape (1972–84), Billboard Top 200 Albums (1984–85) and Billboard Top Pop Albums.

Recording Industry Association of America Trade organization representing the recording industry in the U.S.

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is a trade organization that represents the recording industry in the United States. Its members consist of record labels and distributors, which the RIAA says "create, manufacture and/or distribute approximately 85% of all legally sold recorded music in the United States." The RIAA headquarters is in Washington, D.C.

The album's reputation lead the band to announce a "Rust in Peace 20th Anniversary Tour". The tour began on March 1, 2010 as a month-long North American tour with support from Testament and Exodus. [5]

Testament (band) American metal band

Testament is an American thrash metal band from Berkeley, California. Formed in 1982 under the name Legacy, the band's current lineup comprises guitarists Eric Peterson and Alex Skolnick, lead vocalist Chuck Billy, drummer Gene Hoglan, and bassist Steve Di Giorgio. Since its inception, Testament has had numerous lineup changes, leaving Peterson as the only constant member. Billy replaced original singer Steve "Zetro" Souza in 1986, prior to the recording of their first studio album, The Legacy, and has been a member of the band since. He and Peterson are the only members to appear on all of Testament's studio albums.

Filmed at the Hollywood Palladium on March 31, 2010, the performance showcases Megadeth's 1990 album, Rust in Peace played in its entirety with the same background that was featured on the original "Rust in Peace" tour.[ citation needed ] Both audio and video versions of the release charted domestically. The CD release of the album managed to chart at number 161 on the Billboard 200 chart upon its release. Meanwhile, the video version of the album hit number two on the Top Billboard 50 Music Videos chart. [6] As of April 2011, about 19,000 copies of the DVD have been sold in the U.S. [7]

Hollywood Palladium music and theatre venue in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States

The Hollywood Palladium is a theater located at 6215 Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, California. It was built in a Streamline Moderne, Art Deco style and includes an 11,200 square foot (1040 m²) dance floor including a mezzanine and a floor level with room for up to 4,000 people. The theater was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2016.

<i>Rust in Peace</i> 1990 studio album by Megadeth

Rust in Peace is the fourth studio album by American thrash metal band Megadeth, released on September 24, 1990 by Capitol Records. Following the departure of band members Jeff Young and Chuck Behler in 1989, Rust in Peace was the first album to feature guitarist Marty Friedman and drummer Nick Menza. Rust in Peace received universal acclaim from fans and critics, and was responsible for bringing Megadeth to the attention of a mainstream metal audience. It has been cited as one of the best thrash metal records of all time by publications such as Decibel and Kerrang!, and listed as one of the 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. The album was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance at the 33rd Grammy Awards. At the 1991 Foundations Forum, it won a Concrete Foundations Award for Top Radio Album and the single Hangar 18 won Top Radio Cut.

Reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
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Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles (8.5/10) [10]
Consequence of Sound Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar half.svg [11]
Classic Rock Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg [12]

Rust in Peace Live received a generally positive response from critics. Chad Bowar, reviewing the DVD/Blu-ray version for About.com, praised the guitar interplay between Broderick and Mustaine, and the audio and video quality of the release. He suggested that the combination of one of the band's biggest album live in its entirety and the (then-)recent return of bassist David Ellefson made the album "essential" for fans of the band. [8] Alex Young of Consequences of Sound gave a very positive review of Rust in Peace Live, though noting that it was released at a time to capitalize on the band's then recent tour with the other three of the "Big 4" and the release of Endgame the previous year. [11] Meanwhile, Greg Prato of Allmusic, while giving the album 3.5/5 stars, critiqued the band for replicating the structure of the studio tracks too closely. [9]

<i>Endgame</i> (Megadeth album) 2009 studio album by Megadeth

Endgame is the twelfth studio album by American thrash metal band Megadeth. It was produced by Dave Mustaine and Andy Sneap and released through Roadrunner Records on September 15, 2009. Endgame was the first album to feature guitarist Chris Broderick, following Glen Drover's departure in 2008, and was the band's last studio album with bassist James LoMenzo; original bassist David Ellefson rejoined the band several months after the album's release.

Track listing

All tracks from Rust in Peace unless otherwise noted; all music and lyrics by Mustaine unless otherwise noted

No.TitleLyricsMusicOriginal albumLength
1."Holy Wars... The Punishment Due"   7:02
2.""Hangar 18""   5:05
3."Take No Prisoners"   3:24
4."Five Magics"   6:00
5."Poison Was the Cure"   3:36
6."Lucretia" Mustaine, David Ellefson 3:59
7."Tornado of Souls"Mustaine, Ellefson  5:28
8."Dawn Patrol" Ellefson 1:52
9."Rust in Peace... Polaris"   6:10
10."Holy Wars... the Punishment Due" (Reprise)   4:15
11."Skin o' My Teeth"   Countdown to Extinction (1992)3:19
12."In My Darkest Hour" Mustaine, Ellefson So Far, So Good... So What! (1988)6:12
13."She-Wolf"   Cryptic Writings (1997)3:36
14."Trust" Mustaine, Marty Friedman Cryptic Writings (1997)5:10
15."Symphony of Destruction"  Countdown to Extinction (1992)4:00
16."Peace Sells"   Peace Sells... but Who's Buying? (1986)4:46

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Personnel

See also

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