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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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Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com

Dave Mustaine: Megadeth Have Begun Writing New Material, Will End ‘Dystopia’ Touring in 2017 [Interview]

Dave Mustaine spoke with Full Metal Jackie about Megadeth Bootcamp, how he's evolved as a songwriter, 2017 plans and more.

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Nick Laham / Kevin Winter / Daniel Boczarski, Getty Images

Rammstein, Queens of the Stone Age, Megadeth + More Confirmed for Montebello Rock Fest

The rock, metal and punk festival set in Quebec, Canada will host Rammstein, Queens of the Stone Age, Megadeth, The Offspring, Iggy Pop and many more.

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Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images

Megadeth Critique Grammy House Band’s Version of Metallica’s ‘Master of Puppets’

Megadeth's Dave Mustaine critiques the Grammy house band playing Metallica's 'Master of Puppets' and Mustaine and David Ellefson reflect on Grammy win.

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Grammys

Grammy House Band Plays Metallica’s ‘Master of Puppets’ After Megadeth’s Best Metal Performance Win [Update: Dave Mustaine Responds]

In a somewhat awkward turn of events, the Grammy house band played Metallica’s 'Master of Puppets' as Megadeth walked down the aisle to accept their award.

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Nick Menza
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Megadeth’s Nick Menza Left Out of Grammys ‘In Memoriam’ Segment

Nick Menza was nominated for seven Grammy Awards with Megadeth during his tenure behind the band’s kit.

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Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

Megadeth, Metallica, Cage the Elephant + More Hit the Grammy Awards + Red Carpet [Photos + Video]

See photos of Megadeth, Metallica, Cage the Elephant, Korn, Blink-182, Baroness and Highly Suspect on the Grammy red carpet.

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Megadeth Win Best Metal Performance at 59th Annual Grammy Awards

Congratulations to Megadeth for winning Best Metal Performance at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards!

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Frazer Harrison, Getty Images / Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Readers Poll Results: Megadeth + Gojira Should Win Grammy Awards

We asked Loudwire's readers who should win the Best Metal Performance and Best Rock Album categories at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards. See the results here.

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Ethan Miller, Getty Images / Facebook: Nick Menza
Ethan Miller, Getty Images / Facebook: Nick Menza

Megadeth’s David Ellefson Shares Some of His Favorite Nick Menza Memories [Exclusive Video]

Nick Menza's sudden passing at age 51 has spawned many tributes, including this one from longtime bandmate David Ellefson.

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Dave Mustaine Reveals Megadeth Will Open for Band They’ve Never Toured With Before

Dave Mustaine is 'really, really excited' for the chance to share the road, opening for a band Megadeth have never toured with.

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