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

DAVID ELLEFSON – An Unstoppable Force

This year has certainly not been what any musician was expecting. Touring came to a grinding halt, often causing a delay to album releases and other promotional plans. Many bands have made the most of things, using the internet to promote their music the best they can. None seem to have taken the bull by… Read more »

ELLEFSON, Featuring Megadeth Bassist/Co-Founder David Ellefson Release Full Tracklisting For Covers LP ‘No Cover’

  ELLEFSON the eponymous solo band of Grammy-Winning Megadeth bassist/co-founder David Ellefson has announced the tentative tracklisting for NO COVER, out 10/2 on Combat Records, featuring 17+ cover songs including classic tracks from Motorhead, WASP, Def Leppard, Cheap Trick, Queen, Judas Priest, Twisted Sister, Fastway, Fight, Dead Kennedys, and more, with cover art by Melody Myers (Ellefson, Altitudes and Attitude, Escape The Fate), an homage… Read more »

MEGACRUISE (hosted by MEGADETH) Announces Final Lineup w/ addition of Lamb of God

Today (8/6), the inaugural MEGACRUISE hosted by metal pioneers, MEGADETH, announced the final lineup with the addition of GRAMMY®-nominated heavyweight metal band, Lamb of God. Departing out of Los Angeles aboard the Norwegian Jewel, this ultimate heavy metal, full ship charter music experience at sea, will set sail October 13-18, 2019, visiting two ports of… Read more »

OZZY OSBOURNE Announces Additional Dates On North American “No More Tours 2”

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy®-winning singer and songwriter OZZY OSBOURNE has announced additional North American tour dates for 2019.  For these shows, OSBOURNE will be backed by his longtime collaborators Zakk Wylde (Guitar), Blasko (Bass), Tommy Clufetos (Drums) and Adam Wakeman (Keyboards), with Megadeth supporting for the entire North American run…. Read more »

Music, Business & Life: An Intimate Conversation with DAVID ELLEFSON

People outside the music industry think that being a music journalist is exciting and glamorous because we get to hear music before it is released to the general public, we receive invites to exclusive parties and events, and we have backstage passes to hang out with rock stars at concerts. Sounds cool, right? The reality… Read more »

WARPED Creator KEVIN LYMAN made Indie Entertainment Summit, His First Public Appearance Since Final Warped…

The seventh annual IES – the INDIE ENTERTAINMENT SUMMIT wrapped up another successful global Music & Entertainment conference Sunday evening August 12th in the entertainment capital of the World, Los Angeles. Among the many highlights of the action packed 3-day summit of Music – Movies-TV – Touring & Tech, were WARPED creator KEVIN LYMAN making… Read more »

Megadeth Announce “Killing Is My Business…And Business Is Good: The Final Kill” Deluxe Re-Issue Of Iconic Debut Album

Hailed as “The Best Thrash Metal Debut Album All Time” (VH1), legendary thrash metal trailblazers MEGADETH will continue to celebrate the band’s 35th Anniversary with a deluxe re-issue of their revolutionary debut album, “Killing Is My Business…and Business Is Good!”.  The band have partnered with Century Media and Legacy Recordings for a June 8, 2018… Read more »

MARTY FRIEDMAN Debuts New Music Video For “Self Pollution”

Grammy nominated recording artist and iconic guitarist MARTY FRIEDMAN reveals a brand new music video featuring his touring bandmates for the aggressively melodic single, “Self Pollution”, taken from his groundbreaking new album, “Wall of Sound”, via PROSTHETIC RECORDS.  FRIEDMAN adds, “This video is the first to feature my live band, with Kiyoshi on bass, Chargee on… Read more »

DIAMOND HEAD Announce North American Tour

Few metal bands have been as influential and have had the longevity as Diamond Head – listed as a major influence by two of metal’s biggest, Metallica and Megadeth. Led by co-founding member/guitarist Brian Tatler, Diamond Head will be launching a North American tour that will include both US and Canadian dates, beginning on August… Read more »

Megadeth’s DAVID ELLEFSON – Renaissance Man

Coffeehouses are by their very nature warm and inviting environments. The smell of fresh brewed coffee hangs in the air, comfy chairs and sofas are scattered about, friends engaged in conversation are huddled together while solo word warriors peck away at their laptops. The sounds of screaming heavy metal music blast froth from the shop’s… Read more »

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