Contact Us
Megadeth

Megadeth

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.

 
Capitol Records
Capitol Records

29 Years Ago: Megadeth Release ‘So Far, So Good… So What!’

On Jan. 19, 1988, Megadeth issued their third album, 'So Far, So Good ... So What!'

Read More

Photo By: Melina Dellamarggio
Photo By: Melina Dellamarggio

Death Certificate Filed for Late Former Megadeth Drummer Nick Menza

The mother of late Megadeth drummer Nick Menza filed his death certificate, revealing the official cause of death, and she's seeking to administer his estate.

Read More

Category: Metal, News Tags: ,
Frazer Harrison, Getty Images / Charles Epting, Loudwire
Frazer Harrison, Getty Images / Charles Epting, Loudwire

Dave Mustaine Reveals Guest Solo on Upcoming Body Count Album

During a twitter chat with fans, Dave Mustaine revealed that he's laid down a guitar solo for a song on Body Count's 'Bloodlust' album.

Read More

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

Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine Says He Got Over Metallica Using His Songs a Long Time Ago

Megadeth's Dave Mustaine says in a new feature reflecting on his career that he got over Metallica using his songs a long time ago.

Read More

Kevin Winter, Getty Images / Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com
Kevin Winter, Getty Images / Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com

Metallica’s James Hetfield on Repairing Relationship With Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine: ‘Why Hold a Grudge?’

As a guest on Marc Maron's 'WTF' podcast, James Hetfield explained how the 'Big 4' came to fruition and his relationship with Megadeth's Dave Mustaine.

Read More

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Dave Mustaine Details Megadeth Bootcamp at California Home

Dave Mustaine has served up the details regarding the Megadeth Bootcamp taking place at his California home in March.

Read More

Category: Metal, News Tags:
Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com
Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com

Dave Mustaine on Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Metallica ‘Didn’t Want Me There’

Megadeth's Dave Mustaine believes it’s possible that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is 'opposed' to him being inducted, and says Metallica "didn't want me there."

Read More

Category: Metal, News Tags: ,
James Hetfield / Dave Mustaine
Kevin Winter / Daniel Boczarski

Metallica’s James Hetfield: Dave Mustaine Is ‘An Amazing Guitar Player’ and ‘Great Songwriter’

In a new interview, Metallica frontman James Hetfield had some kind words for former bandmate and Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine.

Read More

NBC / Late Night With Seth Meyers
NBC / Late Night With Seth Meyers

Megadeth Rock Grammy-Nominated ‘Dystopia’ + ‘Tornado of Souls’ on Late Night With Seth Meyers

Watch as Megadeth perform the songs 'Dystopia' and 'Tornado of Souls' during their appearance on Late Night With Seth Meyers.

Read More

Category: Metal, News, Videos Tags:
Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com
Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com

Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine Calls Grammy Nomination ‘The Grand Finale to the Most Perfect Campaign’

Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine has reflected on the band's 12th Grammy nomination, hoping to land their first win for Best Metal Performance.

Read More

Category: Grammys, Metal, News Tags: ,

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://loudwire.com using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Loudwire quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!