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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 

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

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

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Frank Bello, David Ellefson + Chris Broderick Talk Metal Allegiance

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Like true buddies and metal brethren, the trio tossed around jokes and jabs while speaking with ornate passion about all things music.

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Guitarist Chris Broderick Quits Megadeth

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Only hours after it was revealed that drummer Shawn Drover had exited Megadeth, guitarist Chris Broderick has announced that he has quit the legendary metal band.

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Drummer Shawn Drover Exits Megadeth

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In surprising news, drummer Shawn Drover has announced that he has quit Megadeth.

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Metallica + Megadeth Mashed Up Into Metallideth on ‘Disposable Holy War Heroes’

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The latest Metallica and Megadeth mash-up from The Taskmaster brilliantly combines Metallica’s ‘Disposable Heroes’ and Megadeth’s ‘Holy Wars… The Punishment Due.'

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Megadeth Auctioning Off Decades Worth of Tour Memorabilia

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Megadeth have teamed up with Backstage Auctions for a massive auction featuring decades of tour memorabilia.

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Metallica + Megadeth Mashed Up Into ‘Sandman Symphony’

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YouTube user The Taskmaster is back with another Megatallica mashup! This time around The Taskmaster brilliantly and seemlessly fuses Metallica's ‘Enter Sandman’ with Megadeth's 'Symphony of Destruction.'

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Harry Potter Star Daniel Radcliffe Prepared for New Role by Jamming Megadeth Song

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Actor Daniel Radcliffe reveals that Megadeth played a part in his preparation for his new role.

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Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine Believes Someone May Have Picked Up Missing Mother-in-Law

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After an extensive search, Dave Mustaine believes his mother-in-law, who is suffering from Alzheimer's Disease, was picked up by a passer-by.

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Metallica + Megadeth Get Mashed Up Into Megatallica

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An astonishing number of Metallica and Megadeth mash-ups have been posted on YouTube thanks to ‘The Taskmaster.’

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