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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.

 
Combat Records
Combat Records

32 Years Ago: Megadeth Unleash ‘Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good’

After being fired from Metallica, Dave Mustaine would go on to form Megadeth and release one of the best thrash debut albums ever.

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Frazer Harrison, Getty Images
Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

Dave Mustaine’s Vineyards Score Platinum + Gold Honors at Recent Wine Competitions

Congrats to Dave Mustaine, as his She-Wolf Tempranillo Rose has been a hit on the wine competition circuit of late.

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Melina DellaMarggio
Melina DellaMarggio

Megadeth, Testament, Overkill Members Lead Nick Menza Tribute Video on One Year Anniversary of His Death

Members of Megadeth, Testament and Overkill lead the tributes in a new video remembering late drummer Nick Menza on the one year anniversary of his death.

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YouTube
YouTube

Megadeth Perform ‘Outshined’ in Tokyo as Touching Tribute to Chris Cornell

Watch Megadeth deliver the news about Chris Cornell's death to a Tokyo crowd and then honor the singer with a performance of 'Outshined.'

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KnuckleBonz
KnuckleBonz

Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine + Mascot Vic Rattlehead Collectible Figures in the Works

Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine and the band's mascot Vic Rattlehead will get their own KnuckleBonz figures this fall.

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YouTube
YouTube

Watch This Cracked Version of Megadeth’s ‘Symphony of Destruction’ Played With Eggs

Did you ever imagine Megadeth's 'Symphony of Destruction' could be played with a variety of eggs?

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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.com

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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