Megadeth is an American thrash metal band led by founder, frontman, guitarist, and songwriter Dave Mustaine. Formed in 1983 Los Angeles, California with bass player Dave Ellefson following Mustaine`s departure from Metallica, the band has since released twelve studio albums, six live albums, two EPs, thirty singles, thirty-two music videos, and three compilations. As a pioneer of the American thrash metal movement, Megadeth rose to international fame in the 1980s, but experienced numerous line-up changes, due partly to the band`s notorious substance abuse problems.

Vintage Magazines with Megadeth

Screamer Magazine January 1988

Screamer Magazine January 1988
Issue: January 1988. Featuring: Leatherwolf. Also includes Def Leppard, Megadeth, TSOL, Jetboy, Reinkus Tide and Much More.

Articles with Megadeth

My Life With Deth by David Ellefson

Oftentimes, when a reader picks up a copy of a musician’s biography, they can expect to find a sad story, full of troubled childhood tales , addiction, and unfortunately, in some cases, death. Thankfully there are some stories out there with a little more hope to offer and that is the case with My Life… Read more »

MEGADETH – David Ellefson Talks Life and Deth

When you are a member of a multi-platinum selling band such as Megadeth, life doesn’t really slow down much, even when you are 30 years down the road. Screamer Magazine alum ( he was a monthly columnist back in 1993) and Megadeth bassist Dave Ellefson knows that all too well. While on a three week… Read more »

My Life with Deth – New Book from Heavy Metal Legend Dave Ellefson

Megadeth’s history reads like a how‑to manual of excess of all kinds. If you’re looking for revelations, they’re here, including the drug habits which brought the band members to their knees – but My Life with Deth {Howard Books/Simon & Schuster / October 29, 2013 / ISBN: 9781451699883} is far more than just another memoir… Read more »

Megadeth Kicks Off Co-Headlining Tour With Rob Zombie

Metal icons MEGADETH are delivering volcanic performances and earning rave reviews on their co-headlining tour with Rob Zombie, which marks the first time the two bands have toured together. The trek kicked off Friday, May 11 in Holmdel, NJ and will include two high-profile rock festival appearances including Rock On The Range and Rocklahoma, where… Read more »

New Dates For the Rob Zombie & Megadeth Tour

Two new dates have been added to the U.S. trek – May 13 at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia,MD, and May 19 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in St. Louis, MO. The tour, which kicks off Friday, May 11 in Holmdel, NJ, will encompass high-profile appearances at several rock festivals, including Rock On The Range… Read more »

David Ellefson of Megadeth releases new book “Unsung” Words & Images

“Unsung” Words & Images is a new book by David Ellefson of Megadeth, featuring original lyrics and never-before-published images. “Unsung” Words & Images is now available via in deluxe hardcover and softcover editions, as well as a downloadable version through the iBooks app for iPad and iPhone.  We had a chance to speak to David about the downloadable… Read more »

Interview with Megadeth guitarist Chris Broderick

In 1983, Dave Mustaine and David Ellefson formed Megadeth in Los Angeles.  They reached international fame in the 1980’s and are ranked as one of the “Big Four” metal/thrash bands that also include Metallica, Slayer and Anthrax. The band has released several platinum and gold albums over the years, including their landmark albums Rust in… Read more »

Rob Zombie and Megadeth Announce Co-Headlining Tour

ROB ZOMBIE and MEGADETH have just announced a co-headlining tour guaranteed to raise the temperature on the planet.  The trek, which marks the first time the two bands have toured together, kicks off Friday, May 11 in Holmdel, NJ and encompasses high-profile appearances at several rock festivals, including Rock On The Range and Rocklahoma.  Rob… Read more »

Megadeth Frontman Dave Mustaine Responds To Report He Has Endorsed Rick Santorum

MEGADETH frontman DAVE MUSTAINE has issued the following statement to clarify reports that he has endorsed Rick Santorum for president: “Contrary to how some people have interpreted my words, I have not endorsed any presidential candidate. What I did say was that I hope to see a Republican in the White House. I’ve seen good… Read more »

Public Enemies No. 1, 2, 3 & 4

You’ve got to admire a rock star who uses the word “serendipitous” in conversation.  Of course, Dave Ellefson isn’t your average rock star.  He has a bachelor’s degree in business, is a published author and is studying to be an ordained minister in the Lutheran church.  Given that, chatting with him goes beyond the usual “let’s… Read more »

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