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Megadeth are one of heavy metal’s most successful and prolific groups, with frequently released new albums and constant touring worldwide; yet they will always be most closely associated with the ‘80s thrash metal movement, which they helped pioneer as one of the so-called Big Four, alongside Slayer, Anthrax and eternal nemesis, Metallica. It was, in fact, after his 1983 dismissal from Metallica that guitarist and vocalist Dave Mustaine launched Megadeth, with the help of bassist David Ellefson and, later, guitarist Chris Poland and drummer Gar Samuel, both of whom exited following 1986’s water-shed second album, ‘Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying?’ Personnel flux and substance abuse continued to afflict Megadeth until the early 1990s, when new members Marty Friedman (guitar) and Nick Menza (drums), helped Mustaine and Ellefson enjoy a dec-ade of creative and commercial prosperity, off the back of acclaimed albums like ‘Rust in Peace’ and ‘Countdown to Extinction.’ A change of direction and musicians, followed by a serious arm injury sustained by Mustaine temporarily stalled Megadeth’s career, but as of 2004, the tenacious guitarist has been driving Megadeth and its ever-revolving cast of backing musicians onward with his usual tenacity and talent, now widely recog-nized as one of heavy metal’s all-time most inventive guitarists.

 
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Megadeth’s David Ellefson Launches ‘Kenya Thrash’ Signature Coffee Roast

David Ellefson's coffee company has launched its second roast, 'Kenya Thrash,' following up the popular debut of 'Roast in Peace.'

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Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine ‘Overwhelmed With Emotions’ Over Nick Menza’s Death

Megadeth leader Dave Mustaine shares his love for former drummer Nick Menza and how it hit him after Menza's death earlier this year.

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YouTube

Nikki Sixx Joins Megadeth for Cover of Sex Pistols’ ‘Anarchy in the U.K.’ at Download 2016

Nikki Sixx joined the members of Megadeth for a cover of the Sex Pistols classic 'Anarchy in the U.K.' during their appearance at Download 2016.

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31 Years Ago: Megadeth Unleash ‘Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good’

After being fired from Metallica, Dave Mustaine would go on to form Megadeth and release one of the best thrash debut albums ever.

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YouTube: Rob Scallon

Rob Scallon Plays Megadeth’s ‘Holy Wars’ on Single String Shovel Guitar

Rob Scallon is back with another shovel guitar video, this time tackling the technical prowess of Megadeth's 'Holy Wars... the Punishment Due.'

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Rock’N Derby 2016: Day 3 – Sevendust, Megadeth, Shinedown, Ghost + More

See photos and get a recap of the third day of Rock'N Derby 2016.

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Former Morbid Angel + God Forbid Members Perform Megadeth’s ‘Symphony of Destruction’ in Honor of Nick Menza

Former Morbid Angel / Hate Eternal members paid tribute to Nick Menza with a performance of Megadeth’s 'Symphony of Destruction.'

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Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine: ‘This Election Is Gonna Have Explosive Repercussions One Way or the Other’

Megadeth's Dave Mustaine believes that 'explosive repercussions' are coming with the outcome of the current presidential election.

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Chris Broderick ‘Definitely’ Would Have Stayed in Megadeth if Given Creative Freedom

Former Megadeth guitarist Chris Broderick says he would have remained in Megadeth if he were allowed more creative freedom.

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Melina DellaMarggio
Melina DellaMarggio

Coroner’s Report Confirms Nick Menza Suffered a Heart Attack [Updated]

The County of Los Angeles Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner has reported that hypertensive and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease were determined to be the official cause of Nick Menza's death.

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