I’ve said it before, and I find myself saying it again, if only for the new friends that are just finding THE ROCK FATHER and have no knowledge of my past: In a lot of ways, my teen years were like an early-1990s version of ALMOST FAMOUS. But, instead of it being Cameron Crowe hanging with LED ZEPPELIN and THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND and writing about the experience for ROLLING STONE, it was me hanging with bands like FAITH NO MORE and STONE TEMPLE PILOTS and writing about the experience for regional print ‘zines like Oil, Slowfish, and The River Cities’ Reader. Thing is, I also had a cable access show. The simply-titled “ZTV” ran for 40+ episodes from it’s homebase in the Quad Cities from 1992-1994. One such adventure? A 16-year-old me going one-on-one with Dave Mustaine of MEGADETH in January of 1993. Yes, I had a mullet and a Vic Rattlehead shirt. And it was awesome.
The adventure came during the COUNTDOWN TO EXTINCTION Tour (the album having been released the previous summer) and this then-novice interviewer sat down for about 15 minutes with Dave on-camera from the Palmer Auditorium in Davenport, Iowa. Three years ago (2010), I unearthed the VHS footage and revealed it on a now-defunct music website, but thanks to YouTube, it still exists. I figured it was a fun story for my second-ever “Throwback Thursday” about my pre-Rock Father Adventures, and one highly appropriate for a giveaway. You see, TradeCraft and Universal Music Enterprises just released MEGADETH: COUNTDOWN TO EXTINCTION LIVE on DVD… and they’ve teamed up with me to get three lucky readers hooked up with copies.
Can’t wait to see if you’ve won? MEGADETH: COUNTDOWN TO EXTINCTION LIVE is available now on DVD, CD, and iTunes Digital. A Best Buy Exclusive Blu-Ray+CD Combo is also available, containing two bonus art cards. Three Winners here on The Rock Father will receive the DVD version.
To Enter: Follow the prompts in the Rafflecopter Widget Below. It will let you enter Chicago-style – early and often with a stacked deck – BUT YOU MUST START WITH A COMMENT: What is your favorite MEGADETH song and album? It’s MANDATORY…
The Fine Print: Promotion open to residents of the U.S. only, ages 18+, void where prohibited. Winner will be chosen at random on, about, or after November 11, 2013, and will be notified via email to obtain their shipping address. If no response within 24 hours, an alternate winner will be chosen. Shipping address must be a street address – no P.O. Boxes. Prize provided by UMe. Twitter Users: Sorry, no Eggs, please – real users only. Not responsible for lost or misdirected mail. Good Luck!
Oh… you’re still here? You actually wanted to SEE that old cable access footage of me and Dave? Well, here ya go… it even includes “Holy Wars” at the end!