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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.

 
Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com
Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com

Megadeth’s Kiko Loureiro Becomes Father of Twins, Dave Mustaine Denies Guitarist’s Departure From Band

We’d like to send our best wishes to Kiko Loureiro and his new family!

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine Talks Turning 55, New ‘A Tout Le Monde’ Beer + More

Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine has teamed up with brewmaster Jerry Vietz of Quebec’s Unibroue to develop and launch the new beer A Tout Le Monde.

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Terry Wyatt, Getty Images / Kevin Winter, Getty Images
Terry Wyatt, Getty Images / Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Megadeth, Zakk Wylde + More to Perform at Revolver Music Awards in New York

The Revolver Music Awards (formerly Golden Gods) will be held in New York City this year with performances from Megadeth, Zakk Wylde and more.

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Capitol Records
Capitol Records

22 Years Ago: Megadeth Release ‘Youthanasia’

Megadeth released 'Youthanasia' on Nov. 1, 1994, an album that saw the band move away from their thrash tendencies and lean on hook-laden songs with stomping rhythms. Take a look back at the record here.

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Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com
Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com

Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine Toys With Interrupting Concertgoer: ‘Talk or Shut the F–k Up’

After being interrupted while addressing the crowd, Megadeth's Dave Mustaine toyed with the concertgoer, imploring them to 'talk or shut the f--k up.'

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Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com / Ross Halfin
Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com / Ross Halfin

Ozzfest Meets Knotfest – Day 1 (Ozzfest): Black Sabbath, Disturbed, Megadeth, Opeth, BLS + More [Photos + Recap]

See photos and our recap of the Ozzfest day of Ozzfest Meets Knotfest, featuring Black Sabbath, Disturbed, Megadeth and more.

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Capitol Records

26 Years Ago: Megadeth Release the Tech-Thrash Groundbreaker ‘Rust in Peace’

On Sept. 24, 1990, Megadeth issued their 'Rust in Peace' album.

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Ex-Megadeth Guitarist Chris Poland Recalls Dave Mustaine’s Reaction to Death of Cliff Burton

In an interview, Chris Poland reflects on the 'Peace Sells' album and shares a bit about Dave Mustaine's reaction to the death of former bandmate Cliff Burton.

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30 Years Ago: Megadeth Bring the Thrash With ‘Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying?’

On Sept. 19, 1986, Megadeth followed-up their debut album with the exceptional, catchy and powerful riff-fest 'Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying?'

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Dave Mustaine (Megadeth)
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Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine Enjoys Family ‘Slip ‘n’ Slide’ Party for 55th Birthday

Megadeth's Dave Mustaine posts footage of his family and associates enjoying a Slip 'n' Slide 55th birthday party at his Tennessee home.

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