Rust in Peace Live

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Rust in Peace •Live•
Rust in Peace Live cover.jpg
Live album by
ReleasedSeptember 7, 2010
RecordedMarch 31, 2010
GenreThrash metal, heavy metal, speed metal
LabelShout! Factory
DirectorKerry Asmussen
ProducerMark Adelman
Megadeth live chronology
That One Night: Live in Buenos Aires
Rust in Peace •Live•
The Big 4 Live from Sofia, Bulgaria
Megadeth video chronology
That One Night: Live in Buenos Aires
Rust in Peace •Live•
The Big 4 Live from Sofia, Bulgaria

Rust in Peace •Live• is a live album by American heavy metal band Megadeth, released in 2010 through Shout! Factory in Blu-ray, DVD, and CD formats. The release was in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the original release of Rust in Peace and it is the first Megadeth release since 2002's Rude Awakening to feature bassist David Ellefson.[1]


Rust in Peace was released in 1990 and entered the Billboard 200 at number 23,[2] and was eventually certified platinum by the RIAA in 1992.[3] Steve Huey of Allmusic wrote that the album was "easily Megadeth's strongest musical effort".[4]

The album's reputation lead the band to announce a "Rust in Peace 20th Anniversary Tour". The tour began on March 1, 2010 as a month-long North American tour with support from Testament and Exodus.[5]

Filmed at the Hollywood Palladium on March 31, 2010, the performance showcases Megadeth's 1990 album, Rust in Peace played in its entirety with the same background that was featured on the original "Rust in Peace" tour.[citation needed] Both audio and video versions of the release charted domestically. The CD release of the album managed to chart at number 161 on the Billboard 200 chart upon its release. Meanwhile, the video version of the album hit number two on the Top Billboard 50 Music Videos chart.[6] As of April 2011, about 19,000 copies of the DVD have been sold in the U.S.[7]


Professional ratings
Review scores
About.com4/5 stars[8]
Allmusic3.5/5 stars [9]
Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles(8.5/10)[10]
Consequence of Sound4.5/5 stars[11]
Classic Rock7/10 stars[12]

Rust in Peace Live received a generally positive response from critics. Chad Bowar, reviewing the DVD/Blu-ray version for, praised the guitar interplay between Broderick and Mustaine, and the audio and video quality of the release. He suggested that the combination of one of the band's biggest album live in its entirety and the (then-)recent return of bassist David Ellefson made the album "essential" for fans of the band.[8] Alex Young of Consequences of Sound gave a very positive review of Rust in Peace Live, though noting that it was released at a time to capitalize on the band's then recent tour with the other three of the "Big 4" and the release of Endgame the previous year.[11] Meanwhile, Greg Prato of Allmusic, while giving the album 3.5/5 stars, critiqued the band for replicating the structure of the studio tracks too closely.[9]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks from Rust in Peace unless otherwise noted; all music and lyrics by Mustaine unless otherwise noted

No.TitleLyricsMusicOriginal albumLength
1."Holy Wars... The Punishment Due"   7:02
2.""Hangar 18""   5:05
3."Take No Prisoners"   3:24
4."Five Magics"   6:00
5."Poison Was the Cure"   3:36
6."Lucretia" Mustaine, David Ellefson 3:59
7."Tornado of Souls"Mustaine, Ellefson  5:28
8."Dawn Patrol" Ellefson 1:52
9."Rust in Peace... Polaris"   6:10
10."Holy Wars... the Punishment Due" (Reprise)   4:15
11."Skin o' My Teeth"  Countdown to Extinction (1992)3:19
12."In My Darkest Hour" Mustaine, EllefsonSo Far, So Good... So What! (1988)6:12
13."She-Wolf"  Cryptic Writings (1997)3:36
14."Trust" Mustaine, Marty FriedmanCryptic Writings (1997)5:10
15."Symphony of Destruction"  Countdown to Extinction (1992)4:00
16."Peace Sells"  Peace Sells... but Who's Buying? (1986)4:46



See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Megadeth to Release 'Rust in Peace Live' Blu-Ray, DVD and CD". Guitar World. June 23, 2010. Archived from the original on May 24, 2012. Retrieved June 28, 2010.
  2. ^ "Megadeth > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Macrovision. Retrieved July 31, 2008.
  3. ^ "RIAA Gold and Platinum Database Search". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved September 24, 2009.
  4. ^ Huey, Steve. "Rust in Peace - Megadeth". Retrieved 2010-11-27.
  5. ^ "Megadeth, Testament, Exodus To Team Up For North American Tour". 2010-01-25. Archived from the original on 2010-03-10. Retrieved 2010-11-27.
  6. ^ "Megadeth - Rust in Peace •Live• Hits Billboard Top 200 And Music Video Charts". Retrieved 10 February 2013.
  7. ^ "MEGADETH Bassist Interviewed At Budapest Clinic (Video) - Apr. 13, 2011". Archived from the original on 2011-05-04. Retrieved 2011-04-13.
  8. ^ a b Chad Bowar (2010). Megadeth - 'Rust In Peace Live' Archived 2012-03-14 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved February 08, 2012.
  9. ^ a b Greg Prato (2010). Rust In Peace Live Review. Allmusic. Retrieved February 08, 2012
  10. ^ Gromen, Mark. "Hardwares: Megadeth - Rust In Peace Live". Retrieved 10 February 2013.
  11. ^ a b Buchanan, David. September 1st, 2010. Album Review: Megadeth – Rust In Peace: Live. Consequence of Sound. Retrieved February 08, 2012.
  12. ^ Elliott, Paul (January 2011). "Megadeth - Rust in Peace Live". Classic Rock. 153. London, UK: Future plc. p. 109.
  13. ^ a b c d e f Rust in Peace Live liner notes. Shout! Factory. 2010. p. 5.