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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 / 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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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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Dave Mustaine
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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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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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Kevin Winter, Getty Images / KathyFlynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com

Megadeth Plot World Tour With Body Count + More in 2017

Megadeth's Dave Mustaine says the band is eyeing a world tour in 2017 with five additional bands, one of which will be Body Count.

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Megadeth Cut Short San Salvador Show After Severe Rainstorm

After a severe rainstorm turned dangerous, Megadeth shut down their San Salvador set after two songs.

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Megadeth Pull Out of Paraguay Gig Mid-Show After Fans Break Barricades

Megadeth withdrew from their Paraguay show after seven songs when fans broke all three barricades which were held together by string.

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Havok Claim ‘Unacceptable Contract’ + Failed Negotiations Led to Removal From Upcoming Megadeth Tour [Updated]

Havok’s David Sanchez cites 'an unacceptable management contract from Mustaine Management' and failed negotiations as reasons Havok were removed from the bill.

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Dave Mustaine on Megadeth’s Future: ‘I Want This to Be My Band Lineup Until the End’

Dave Mustaine stated he hopes the current incarnation of Megadeth, featuring drummer Dirk Verbeuren, will be the one which sticks until the band’s eventual end.

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