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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.

Selected Discography: ‘Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying?’ (1986), ‘Rust in Peace’ (1990), ‘Countdown to Extinction’ (1992), ‘United Abominations’ (2007) Related Artists: Dave Mustaine, Dave Ellefson, Marty Friedman Further Reading: 10 Best Megadeth Songs; You Think You Know Megadeth 

Ex-Megadeth Members Shawn Drover + Chris Broderick Recruit Former Scar the Martyr Singer

Scarthemartyr.com / Photo by Neil Zaugg
Scarthemartyr.com / Photo by Neil Zaugg

Earlier today (Dec. 19), Blabbermouth revealed that the singer for Drover and Broderick's is former Scar the Martyr vocalist Henry Derek Bonner.

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Ex-Megadeth Members Chris Broderick + Shawn Drover Form New Band

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Guitarist Chris Broderick revealed in a new interview that he and former Megadeth drummer Shawn Drover have formed a new band.

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Megadeth’s David Ellefson Defends ‘Bold Moves’ by Metallica and U2

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Megadeth bassist David Ellefson comes out in defense of U2's iTunes controversy and Metallica's Napster fight.

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Megadeth Bassist David Ellefson Jams With Mysterious Drummer

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Justis Mustaine, the son of Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine, posted a video on Facebook of bassist David Ellefson jamming with a mysterious drummer.

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Remembering Dimebag Darrell: Frank Bello, David Ellefson + Chris Broderick Share Stories

Remembering Dimebag: Frank Bello, David Ellefson + Chris Broderick
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We sat down with three of thrash's biggest heavyweights -- Anthrax's Frank Bello, Megadeth's David Ellefson and former Megadeth guitarist Chris Broderick.

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Megadeth Likely Off the Road in 2015; Former Drummer Nick Menza Doesn’t Rule Out Return

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Megadeth's David Ellefson reveals the band likely will be off tour in 2015. Meanwhile, former drummer Nick Menza says he's not ruling out a return to the band.

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Guitarist Creates Epic Medley of All 160 Megadeth Songs in Chronological Order

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YouTube: Travis Simpson

Major respect to guitarist Travis Simpson, who put together every single Megadeth song into one chronological medley -- in just one take.

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Megadeth’s David Ellefson: We Are Not Disbanding

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Following the sudden departures of drummer Shawn Drover and guitarist Chris Broderick last week, there have many questions about the future of Megadeth.

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Former Megadeth Members Glen Drover + Jeff Young Rule Out Return to Band

Glen Drover / Jeff Young
Glen Drover / Jeff Young, Facebook

In the same day, both drummer Shawn Drover and guitarist Chris Broderick left the band.

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Body of Megadeth Frontman Dave Mustaine’s Missing Mother-in-Law Found

Dave Mustaine
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Sad news to report this Thanksgiving, as the body of Dave Mustaine's missing mother-in-law Sally Estabrook has been found.

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