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Video: NIKKI SIXX Joins MEGADETH On Stage At U.K.'s DOWNLOAD Festival

Posted June 13, 2016 by Josh Drespling in Empire Extreme News Feed

MÖTLEY CRÜE and SIXX:A.M. bassist Nikki Sixx joined MEGADETH on stage this past Saturday, June 11 at the U.K.’s Download festival to perform a cover version of the SEX PISTOLS classic “Anarchy In The U.K.”

According to EonMusic, MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine introduced Sixx to the stage by recalling the rivalry between the thrash and glam metal scenes of the early 1980s. Dave said: “Back when MEGADETH were starting out, we lived in L.A., and there was a lot of rivalry between the big bands.” However, he added, “With this guest, it’s a coming in together of both sides.”

The performance prompted Mustaine to quip about the unlikely collaboration: “Well, hell has frozen over, hasn’t it?!”

“Anarchy In The U.K.” was originally covered by MEGADETH on their 1988 release “So Far, So Good… So What!”, while MÖTLEY CRÜE released its version in1991, as part of their “Decade Of Decadence” collection.

Mustaine told Goldmine in a 2011 interview that he didn’t like playing “Anarchy In The U.K.” “because it starts off and says, ‘I am an Antichrist.’ Well, I’m not an antichrist. Not only am I not it, I don’t want to be it. I won’t even be one of them.”

MEGADETH is continuing to tour in support of its fifteenth studio album, “Dystopia”, which was released on January 22.

The first volume of “Prayers For The Damned”, the new double album from SIXX:A.M., was released on April 29 via Eleven Seven Music.

Source: Balbbermouth
Video: NIKKI SIXX Joins MEGADETH On Stage At U.K.'s DOWNLOAD Festival

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