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Happy birthday, James MacDonough

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James MacDonough, former touring bassist for the American thrash metal band Megadeth

James MacDonough, former touring bassist for the American thrash metal band Megadeth

Happy birthday, James MacDonough...
Born on April 3 1970 in Jacksonville, Florida, U.S., James MacDonough is a bassist. He is known for having played with Iced Earth, Megadeth, and Nevermore.
James joined Iced Earth in 1996 to replace their bassist Keith Menser, who had been fired because he hadn't learnt any of the band's songs for the tour.
The following year, Iced Earth released Days of Purgatory, a collection of remixes and retakes from previous albums. James played the bass on the tracks 1, 2, 5, 6, 9, and 21.
The band released its fifth studio album, Something Wicked This Way Comes, on July 7 1998 (Iced Earth's lineup: Matt Barlow (vocals), Jon Schaffer (guitar), James MacDonough (bass)).
James left the band in 2000 but returned in 2001.
The same year, they released the EP The Melancholy E.P., only 1500 copies of the first edition exist.
Iced Earth's only cover album, Tribute to the Gods, was released as a part of the Dark Genesis box set in November 2001, and standalone in November 2002. The album features covers of bands like Kiss, Iron Maiden, and AC/DC.
In 2004, James was asked to join Megadeth so he left Iced Earth.
He joined the band just before the beginning of the Blackmail the Universe world tour, in October 2004 (lineup: Dave Mustaine (lead vocals, guitar), Glen Drover (guitar, backing vocals), James MacDonough (bass), Shawn Drover (drums, percussion)).
In 2005, Megadeth organized the festival tour Gigantour, featuring bands like Anthrax, Nevermore, and Dream Theater.
In 2006, the band released on CD and DVD a live album recorded during Gigantour shows in Montreal (September 2, 2005) and Vancouver (September 9, 2005).
James announced his departure from Megadeth by posting a message on the Megadeth forums on February 10 2006.
The same year, he filled in for Nevermore bassist Jim Sheppard as he couldn't tour due to medical reasons.
To conclude, we wish a happy birthday and years of rock to James MacDonough!

James MacDonough

James MacDonough

James MacDonough

James MacDonough

[french version :
Joyeux anniversaire, James MacDonough ...
Né le 3 avril 1970 à Jacksonville, Floride, U.S., James MacDonough est un bassiste. Il est connu pour avoir joué avec Iced Earth, Megadeth, et Nevermore.
James rejoint Iced Earth en 1996 pour remplacer leur bassiste Keith Menser, qui avait été viré du groupe car il n'avait appris aucune des chansons du groupe pour la tournée.
L'année suivante, ICed EArth sort Days of Purgatory, une collection de remixes et de reprises de leur albums précédents. James joue la basse sur les pistes 1, 2, 5, 6, 9, et 21.
Le groupe sort son cinquième album studio, Something Wicked This Way Comes, le 7 juillet 1998 (lineup d'Iced Earth : Matt Barlow (chant), Jon Schaffer (guitare), James MacDonough (basse)).
James quitte le groupe en 2000 mais y retourne en 2001.
Le seul ablum de reprises de Iced Earth, Tribute to the Gods, sort avec le coffret Dark Genesis en novembre 2001, et seul en novembre 2002. L'album comporte des reprises de groupes comme Kiss, Iron Maiden, et AC/DC.
En 2004, James se voit proposer de rejoindre Megadeth, il quitte alors Iced Earth.
Il rejoint le groupe juste avant le début de la tournée mondiale Blackmail the Universe, en octobre 2004 (lineup : Dave Mustaine (chant, guitare), Glen Drover (guitare, choeur), James MacDonough (basse), Shawn Drover (batterie, percussions)).
En 2005, Megadeth organise la tournée festival Gigantour, comprenant des groupes comme Anthrax, Nevermore, et Dream Theater.
En 2006, le groupe sort en CD et en DVD un live album enregistré lors des concerts du Gigantour à Montréal (2 septembre 2005) et Vancouver (9 septembre 2005).
James annonce son départ de Megadeth en postant un message sur le Megadeth forums le 10 février 2006.
La même année, il remplace le bassiste de Nevermore, Jim Sheppard, qui ne peut pas partir en tournée pour raisons médicales.
Pour conclure, nous souhaitons un heureux anniversaire et des années de rock à James MacDonough !]

James MacDonough

James MacDonough

James MacDonough

James MacDonough

James MacDonough

James MacDonough

James MacDonough

James MacDonough

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