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Megadeth is a thrash metal band formed in 1983, after Metallica guitarist Dave Mustaine was kicked from the band for his hard drug abuse and alcohol problems, as he wanted to be more famous, and play better, harder music. Mustaine formed Megadeth with bassist David Ellefson, and has gone through many band members, with only the original 2 members remaining thoughout the band's life, until 2002, when Ellefson left due to personal disagreements with Mustaine. Megadeth have released 17 albums (11 studio, 6 live), along with 30 singles, 2 EPs, 32 music videos and 3 compilations.
Megadeth rose to fame during the 1980s, as a pioneer of the the thrash metal movement, and has been widely regarded as one of the "Big Four of Thrash", alongside their main competitor, Metallica, as well as Slayer and Anthrax.
The band's first album was "Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good!", released in 1985, followed by their second album, "Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?" 2 years later, in 1987. "So Far, So Good... So What!" was released in 1988, "Rust In Peace" in 1990, "Countdown To Extinction" in 1992, "Youthanasia" in 1994, "Cryptic Writings" in 1997, "Risk" in 1999, "The World Needs A Hero" in 2001, "Still Alive... And Well?" in 2002, "The System Has Failed" in 2004, and "United Abominations" in 2007.
The band broke up during 2002, after Mustaine received a serious nerve injury in his left arm. He began to play guitar again after 4 months of physical therapy 5 days a week, having to basically re-teach his left hand.
The original line up was Mustaine (guitar, vocals), Ellefson(bass), Greg Handevidt (guitar) and Dijon Carruthers (drums).
The current line up is: Mustaine (guitar, vocals):
Chris Broderick (guitar, backing vocals):
David Ellefson (bass, backing vocals):
and Shawn Drover (drums/percussion):
Past members can be seen in the list below:
Greg Handevidt – guitar, backing vocals (1983–1984)
Gar Samuelson – drums, percussion (1984–1987)
Chris Poland – guitar, backing vocals (1984–1987, 2004)
Mike Albert – guitar, backing vocals (1984-1985)
Chuck Behler – drums, percussion (1987–1988)
Jeff Young – guitar, backing vocals (1988–1990)
Nick Menza – drums, percussion (1989–1998, 2004)
Marty Friedman – guitar, backing vocals (1990–2000)
Jimmy DeGrasso – drums, percussion (1998–2002)
Al Pitrelli – guitar, backing vocals (2002–2004)
Vinnie Colaiuta – drums, percussion (2004)
Jimmy Sloas – bass guitar, backing vocals (2004)
James MacDonough – bass guitar, backing vocals (2004–2006)
Glen Drover – guitar, backing vocals (2004–2008)
James LoMenzo - bass guitar, backing vocals (2006 - 2010)
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One of the most recognisable features of a Megadeth song is Dave's very snarly vocals, which may be regarded as a love-hate feature.
Themes that occur the most often are political issues, war, and nuclear war, as well as the aftermath, and as of late, personal happenings.
Killing Is My Business:
So Far, So Good... So What!:
Rust In Peace:
Countdown To Extinction:
Risk (2 versions, no idea which is which)
The World Needs A Hero:
The System Has Failed:
Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good!
These Boots (Uncensored)
Return To Hangar
Holy Wars... The Punishment Due
Dread And The Fugitive Mind
Back In The Day
Set The World Afire
Live Videos (Blood On The Water(thanks Andy-)):
Mustaine: Dean Dave Mustaine Signature VMNT with Seymour Duncan 'LiveWire Dave Mustaine Active Humbucker' pickups
Broderick: Ibanez RG1527 and RGA Custom with Bare Knuckle 'Cold Sweat' - bridge position and 'Mule' - neck position pickups
Planet Waves auto-trim tuners.
Ellefson: Peavey Zodiac DE four string, Zodiac DE five string, Jackson Concert four string, Concert five string, Modulus Quantum 5 five string, B.C. Rich Mockingbird
Drover: DDRUM Drums with Sabian 14" Evolution High Hats, 14" Stage High Hats, 16" Rock Crash HH, 16" Medium Thin Crash HH, 18" Stage Crash HHX, 18" Rock Crash HH, 19" Rock Crash HH, 20" Chinese AA, 20" Chinese HHX, 22" AA Metal X Ride cymbals
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