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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.

 
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Disturbed, Scorpions, Megadeth Lead 2016 River City Rockfest

The 2016 lineup for the fourth annual River City Rockfest has been announced with Disturbed, Scorpions, Megadeth and a host more making appearances.

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Megadeth’s ‘Dystopia’ Gets Plug From Bill O’Reilly on ‘O’Reilly Factor’

Dave Mustaine reached out to Bill O'Reilly on Twitter and the host responded by plugging Megadeth's new album 'Dystopia' on his show, the 'O'Reilly Factor.'

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Universal

Megadeth’s ‘Dystopia’ Debuts at No. 3 on Billboard 200 Chart

Megadeth have posted their highest charting debut since 'Countdown to Extinction' with 'Dystopia' reaching No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart.

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Papa Roach vs. Megadeth – Cage Match

Vote for either Papa Roach's 'Falling Apart' or Megadeth's 'Dystopia' in this Loudwire Cage Match.

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Megadeth’s David Ellefson Pays Tribute to Late Dio / Last in Line Bassist Jimmy Bain

Megadeth bassist David Ellefson shares his appreciation for Jimmy Bain and recalls his role in helping Ellefson with one of Megadeth's legendary albums.

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Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine Discusses Addition of Guitarist Kiko Loureiro

In this video interview piece, Megadeth's Dave Mustaine talks about the addition of guitarist Kiko Loureiro and what's he's brought to the group.

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Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine Talks ‘Dystopia’ Album, New Members + 2016 Tour

Megadeth's Dave Mustaine chats with Full Metal Jackie about the 'Dystopia' album, some key tracks, the band's new members and their upcoming tour dates.

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Dave Mustaine + Family Shoot Reality Show Pilot, Daughter Electra Releases Country Cover of Megadeth Song

The Mustaine family has shot a reality show pilot and Dave's daughter Electra recorded a country cover of Megadeth's 'I Thought I Knew It All.'

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Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine on U.S. Politics: ‘As Long as the Corruption Is Rampant… It’s Not Gonna Get Any Better’

Megadeth just released their new album 'Dystopia' and leader Dave Mustaine talked about the album's themes and prevalence in today's current political state.

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Megadeth, ‘Dystopia’ – Album Review

'Dystopia' is the sound of a band that’s re-energized. Fifteen albums into their legendary career, the resilient Megadeth continue to impress.

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