Megadeth Takes Video Online, Takes Crüe On The Road

As the band continues to support 1999′s “Risk,” Megadeth is making some unconventional moves as of late, debuting its new video online and mapping out a tour with Mötley Crüe.

The group recently debuted its new video, “Breadline,” on its official Web site (at www.megadetharizona.com). The John Richards-directed clip features footage of real homeless people that will soon be used in a Public Service Announcement for the National Homeless Coalition.

The move is just the band’s latest effort to draw attention to the plight of the homeless, as Megadeth appeared alongside Moby, Blur, Stereophonics, and others on a compilation benefiting America’s Second Harvest last year (see “Megadeth, Blur, G. Love Donate Exclusive Songs For Food Drive” ).

The band also plans to return to the road in June for a tour with the decidedly more glam Mötley Crüe,
though no dates have been confirmed yet.

When that outing gets rolling, Megadeth will again be without the services of guitarist Marty Friedman, who left the band earlier this year to pursue other musical endeavors (see “Megadeth Guitarist Marty Friedman Leaves Band” ). In Friedman’s absence, guitarist Al Pitrelli (Savatage, Alice Cooper) has been filling in.