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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 

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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Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine Flies to California to Help Find Missing Mother-in-Law

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Sally Estabrook, 75, was last seen by her husband at the Pinezanita RV Park & Campground in Julian, Calif. on Oct. 4.

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Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine and Family Searching for His Missing Mother-in-Law

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75-year-old Sally Estabrook, who suffers from Alzheimer's disease, was last seen at the Pinezanita RV Park & Campground in Julian, Calif. on Oct. 4.

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You Think You Know Megadeth?

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Think you know all there is to know about Megadeth? Watch this video and add to your knowledge on the band.

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Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine Referenced in Answer on ‘Jeopardy’

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While the phrase "I'll take Megadeth for 200, Alex" may never be heard on Jeopardy, the legendary act's frontman was referenced on the long-running game show.

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