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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.

 
Kevin Winter, Getty Images
Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Megadeth’s David Ellefson: Metal Is Not the Devil’s Music

David Ellefson opened up about delivering a religious sermon at the Megadeth Bootcamp, explaining how you can listen to metal and not go to Hell.

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Frazer Harrison, Getty Images
Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

Megadeth Announce Summer Tour With Meshuggah; Dave Mustaine in Studio With Joey Jordison

Megadeth will hit the road with Meshuggah and more this summer and Dave Mustaine + Joey Jordison were working together in a Nashville studio.

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Megadeth / Songkick
Megadeth / Songkick

‘Megadeth Invasion’ Video Game Allows Fans Chance to Win Signature Kiko Loureiro Guitar + More

Prepare for the 'Megadeth Invasion!' The new video game from the band and Songkick affords fans the chance to win 'Dystopia' prizes like a signature guitar.

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Metallica With Mustaine
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34 Years Ago: Dave Mustaine Fired From Metallica

The end of Dave Mustaine's stay in Metallica came on April 11, 1983, and it came without warning.

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Mauricio Santana / Kevin Winter, Getty Images
Mauricio Santana / Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Surprisingly Awesome Metallica / Rihanna Mash-Up Features Megadeth, Macho Man Randy Savage + More

This mash-up of Metallica's 'Fuel' and Rihanna's 'Rude Boy' features a bunch of other song clips and it al somehow works!

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Facebook: Megadeth
Facebook: Megadeth

Megadeth’s ‘À Tout le Monde’ Ale Snags Gold Medal, Qualified as ‘Exceptional’

Congratulations are in order as Megadeth's signature Unibroue brew 'À Tout le Monde' has won a Gold Medal!

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Warner / Combat
Warner / Combat

Dio vs. Megadeth – Metal Madness 2017, Semifinals

It's Dio vs. Megadeth in the Semifinals of Metal Madness to determine the Best Debut Metal Album of All Time. Vote now!

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Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com

Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine: No One Else Touches Me, James Hetfield, Malcolm Young + Rudolf Schenker on Rhythm Guitar

Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine named his top four rhythm guitarists in a recent interview.

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Combat / Metal Blade
Combat / Metal Blade

Megadeth vs. Slayer – Metal Madness 2017, Quarterfinals

It's Megadeth vs. Slayer in the Quarterfinals of Metal Madness to determine the Best Debut Metal Album of All Time. Vote now!

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'Crazy World' Tour
'Crazy World' Tour

Scorpions + Megadeth Announce ‘Crazy World’ 2017 North American Tour Dates

The first leg of this arena tour is set to begin Sept. 14 in Reading, Pa and end Oct. 15 in Tampa, Fla., though more concerts will be announced soon.

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