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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 Get Mashed Up Into Megatallica

Metallica Megadeth

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

Dave Mustaine
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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’

Dave Mustaine

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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Early Megadeth Albums To Be Issued on Picture Disc Vinyl for First Time

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Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com

Universal Enterprises is now set to issue five of the band's iconic Capitol-era albums on limited edition picture disc vinyl for the first time in the U.S. on Nov. 11.

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Megadeth Exit Motorhead’s Motorboat Cruise, Replaced by All-Star Metal Allegiance Band

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Megadeth are bowing out of Motorhead's Motorboat Cruise due to medical reasons, but the all-star Metal Allegiance collective will fill in.

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20 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Megadeth

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Ben Garvin, Getty Images

As one of America’s most successful heavy metal bands, there’s not much left that isn’t known about Megadeth, but here are some facts that you may not know.

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Dave Mustaine: I Probably Shouldn’t Have Punched James Hetfield in the Mouth

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Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com

In a new interview, Dave Mustaine lists a few of his regrets, including punching James Hetfield in the mouth.

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Former Megadeth Duo Nick Menza + James Lomenzo Cover Metallica’s ‘Creeping Death’

Nick Menza - James LoMenzo
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Ex-Megadeth members Nick Menza and James Lomenzo have unveiled a demo sample of their cover of Metallica's 'Creeping Death.'

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