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Former Megadeth Drummer Nick Menza: Dave Mustaine ‘Blew Me Off’ at NAMM 2014

Dave Mustaine / Nick Menza
Kevin Winter, Getty Images / Facebook: Nick Menza

For over 100 years, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) hosts a gathering like no other. A tremendous amount of talented and influential individuals from all corners of the music industry got together to share ideas, set up merch booths and witness special performances from legendary artists. Each NAMM event attracts many elite musicians to the convention, and although NAMM's Winter 2014 showcase was a success, former Megadeth drummer Nick Menza had an unpleasant run-in with ex-bandmate Dave Mustaine.

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Metal Masters 5 Thrills Fans and Legends Alike – Recap, Photo Gallery and Video

Photo courtesy of Paris Visone
Photo courtesy of Paris Visone

What do you get when members of Pantera, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax, Testament and a slew of other metal bands share the stage? Metal Masters 5!

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Slayer, Pantera, Megadeth, Anthrax Members + More Rock Metal Masters 5 [Videos]

Slayer
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

Last night (Jan. 22), metalheads were treated to the fifth installment of Metal Masters. Boasting a lineup of brilliant musicians, the 11 legendary players tore through 22 songs for a captivated Anaheim, Calif., audience. If you were unable to check out Metal Masters 5 in person, no worries! We've got some fan-filmed footage to share with you here.

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David Ellefson Discusses Altitudes & Attitude, Metal Masters, Megadeth + More

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Megadeth bassist David Ellefson is a busy man. Along with holding down the low end for the thrash legends, Ellefson is currently lending his talents to Altitudes & Attitude, a project just launched with Anthrax's Frank Bello and A Perfect Circle's Jeff Friedl. The bassist is also appearing at the much-anticipated Metal Masters 5 clinic.

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Frank Bello Talks Altitudes & Attitude, Upcoming Anthrax Album, Metal Masters 5 + More

Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com
Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com

There are few guys that are as fun to talk to as Anthrax bassist Frank Bello. Always coming at you with excitement and enthusiasm, Bello consistently has great things to say, and this is no exception.

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Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine Talks Creative Risks, ‘Super Collider’ Album + Band’s Future Plans

Megadeth Dave Mustaine
Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine was the guest on Full Metal Jackie’s radio show this past weekend. Mustaine spoke about taking creative risks, the band's latest album, 'Super Collider,' and his thoughts on reviews and what lies ahead for Megadeth. If you missed Jackie’s show, here’s her full interview with Megadeth's Dave Mustaine.

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HeAd’s KoRner: Brian ‘Head’ Welch Goes One on One With Megadeth’s David Ellefson

Brian Head Welch / David Ellefson
Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire / Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

Brian 'Head' Welch, guitarist for Korn and frontman of Love and Death, contributes a popular monthly column called 'HeAd's KoRner' to Loudwire. In his newest entry, Head goes one-on-one with legendary Megadeth bassist David Ellefson for an in-depth interview. Check out Brian 'Head' Welch's latest edition of 'Head's Korner' below:

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Megadeth Enter Loudwire’s Classic Cage Match Hall of Fame

Megadeth Dave Mustaine
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

Congrats to Megadeth, as the band went a perfect five for five becoming the inaugural entrant into Loudwire's Classic Cage Match Hall of Fame.

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Filed Under: Category: Cage Match, Classic Cage Match

Megadeth vs. Dream Theater – Classic Cage Match

Megadeth vs Dream Theater
Capitol / Atco

Megadeth's run through the Classic Cage Match circuit continues. In the most recent contest, the band's 1990 single 'Holy Wars … the Punishment Due' bested Judas Priest's 'Painkiller' from the same year. Now, Megadeth try for their fifth and final victory and entrance into the Classic Cage Match Hall of Fame.

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Megadeth vs. Judas Priest – Classic Cage Match

Megadeth vs Judas Priest
Capitol / Columbia

Megadeth just keep rolling through the Classic Cage Match. After victories over Slayer's 'Raining Blood' and Metallica's 'Master of Puppets' with their song 'Peace Sells,' Megadeth just added to their win streak as their 1990 track 'Holy Wars … The Punishment Due' defeated Pantera's 'Domination.'

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