MEGADETH Drummer Shawn Drover Launches Official Facebook Page; Golf Skills Challenge With IRON MAIDEN's Nicko McBrain Announced

January 3, 2014, 3 years ago

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MEGADETH drummer Shawn Drover has kicked off 2014 with the launch of his official Facebook page here.

Drover has also posted the following announcement:

"Nicko McBrain of IRON MAIDEN and I will be teamed up for a golf skills challenge February 8th at Tampa Bay Downs, Inc. More details soon!" recently caught up with Drover. An excerpt from the interview is available below:

PB: Your band recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of Countdown to Extinction by playing it in its entirety. Do you think any of the elements from Countdown rubbed off on Super Collider or will it possibly influence the new material? I know Dave is already talking about his ideas for the new music.

SD: "I don’t know because we did the celebration for that record a year ago. Obviously, we played that in a lot of areas. The thing with that, we also did the whole Rust In Peace celebration 2010 and that didn’t really rub off on the next record. It’s cool to go back and revisit, it’s a cool thing for the fans to come see, which is great. Honestly, you got to stay in the now. If you go back and try to repeat yourself, you’re just a fake and you’re trying to replicate something you have already done in the past. It’s like VAN HALEN going back and trying to re-record Van Halen 1. It’s not going to sound entirely like 'Atomic Punk'; you just can’t do it because you’re in a different headspace. It could be aggressive or whatever you want it to be but it’s never going to be the same. I just don’t think it’s good to replicate yourself anyway."

Go to this location for the complete interview.

Photo by Myriam Santos

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