July 2017 • Volume 43, Number 09 • www.illinoisentertainer.com COVER STORY: MEGADETH Megadeth's Dave Mustaine who, after playing Big Four concerts around the world with his thrash-metal compadres Anthrax, Slayer, and of course Metallica, penned his autobiography, Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir -- treasures that hard-won Grammy. But the kudo he loves the most is the Genesis Award, presented to him in 1993 by Doris Day for raising animal-rights aware- ness via Megadeth’s aptly-titled Countdown to Extinction album that year. Tom Lanham talked to the multi-talented vocalist about politics, life-les- sons and moving his family to Nashville. HELLO MY NAME IS...ALI CAMPBELL 06 It was a pop-cultural inevitability. Arguably, one of the most definitive numbers from British reggae outfit UB40 is “Red Red Wine,” its lilting cover of the old Neil Diamond chestnut from its chart-topping 1983 covers disc, Labour of Love. Both abroad and in America, the infectious track helped to break the band, which went on to sell over 70 million albums, to date. And now, three decades on, the group recently teamed with Eminent Life vintners in England to introduce its own official Red Red Wine UB40, a Bordeaux Superieur that – according to frontman Ali Campbell – is as pleasing to the palate as the song that inspired it. Tom Lanham talked to the co-founding UB40 frontman about the battling with his brothers over the band's name name and legacy. Page 22: Megadeth Sweet Home 6 14 16 18 Calendar 28 File Riot Fest starts a restaurant, Open Air Chicago is back. Cinema Scopes Summer Savers. Media Len is at Radio University. DIRGE WITHIN 34 Chicago-based Dirge Within is making a surprise comeback after a four-year hiatus, with a reunion show August 5th at Route 20 Outhouse. Following their acrimonius 2012 split, versatile vocal- ist Jeremy “Jerms” Genske and the rest of the band – which includes guitarist Shaun Glass, drummer Frankie Harchut, bassist Mike Sylvester and guitarist Chuck Wepfer — formed The Bloodline with singer Travis Neal and recorded one album during their four-year existence. Rechristened as Dirge Within earlier this year, the band is back and feeling better than ever and are anxious to record new material and play some shows. Kelly Simms talked to guitarist Shaun Glass. Blues Fest reviewed. Over 1600 shows and 2500 bands to see in July! Spins Roger Waters, Ride. Caught In A Mosh Dirge Within is back . Classifieds You dumped your boyfriend's guitarist, now you're looking for another. Studiophile What's going on at Ambush Recordings. Gear Invest in a Eagle Guitar. 32 34 58 60 62 Page 06: UB40 Publisher Advertising Sales Contributors: John Vernon Scott Assmann Mike Engel Andy Argyrakis, Guy Arnston, Penelope Biver, Patrick Conlan, Deena Dasein, Jaime de'Medici, Jeff Elbel Terrence Flamm, Steve Forstneger Michael Gallucci, Michael C. Harris, Max Herman, Tom Lanham, Carter Moss, Brian Ormiston, Greg Olma Arsenio Orteza, Rodney Pawlak, Bruce Pilato, Matthew Pollock, Jessi Roti Jason Scales, Kelley Simms, Ed Spinelli, Tim Shockley, James Turano Contributing Editors Curt Baran Tom Lanham Mike Meyer Lori Vernon Advertising Director Design Team Notion Pool Notion Pool Dragon Design Vision Design Teknigram Graphics Senior Columnists John Vernon Website Direction David Gedge Rosalind Cummings-Yeates - Sweet Home Rick Kaempfer - Media Founder Kelley Simms - Caught In A Mosh Kenneth L. Voss David C. Eldredge Bruce Pilato - East Coast Classified Advertising Publisher Emeritis David Roberts 4 illinoisentertainer.com july 2017 SUBSCRIPTIONS: $35 per year (first class). Material for insertion must reach our office by the First Of The Month preceding publication. We cannot assume responsibility for unsolicit- ed manuscripts or photographs. Follow us online at: facebook.com illinoisentertainer.tumblr.com twitter.com @ie_entertainer Address All Correspondence to: Illinois Entertainer 4223 W. Lake St., Suite 490 Chicago, IL 60624 (773) 717-5665 - Chicago/North Sub (630) 618-2177 - West/South Suburbs (773) 717-5666 - Fax email us at: Editorial: email@example.com Advertising: firstname.lastname@example.org The ILLINOIS ENTERTAINER is published monthly by Roberts Publishing, Inc, All materials copyright 2017 by Roberts Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved. No portion of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from Roberts Publishing, Inc. Current and back issues of the IE are $10.00 postpaid.