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Megadeth

Country of origin:
United States
Location:
San Francisco/Los Angeles, California
Status:
Active
Formed in:
1983
Genre:
Speed/Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal/Rock (1990s)
Lyrical themes:
Politics, War, History, Death, Religion, Hate, New World Order
Current label:
Tradecraft
Years active:
1983-2002, 2004-present
Megadeth was formed in late 1983 when Dave Mustaine (formerly of Metallica) threw a potted plant through the window of David Ellefson's apartment because Ellefson was practicing his bass too loud. When the band was formed Dijion Carruthers was their drummer and Greg Handevidt on guitars. They quickly replaced Carruthers with drummer Lee Rausch, recorded a demo and secured a few gigs in the San ...
Current
David Ellefson Bass (1983-2002, 2010-present)
See also: Altitudes & Attitude, David Ellefson, Knight Fury, Temple of Brutality, Hail!, ex-Angels of Babylon, ex-Avian, ex-Killing Machine, ex-Soulfly (live), ex-Tim "Ripper" Owens (live), ex-F5, ex-Fallen Angels
Dave Mustaine Guitars, Vocals (1983-2002, 2004-present)
See also: ex-MD.45, ex-Metallica, ex-Fallen Angels, ex-Panic
Past
Dijon Carruthers Drums (1983)
Lee Rauch Drums (1983-1984)
See also: ex-Wargod, ex-Dark Angel
Greg Handevidt Guitars (1983-1984)
See also: ex-Kublai Khan, ex-Fallen Angels
Robert Cromwell Guitars (1983)
See also: ex-Forgotten Child
Lawrence "Lor" Kane Vocals (1983)
Gar Samuelson Drums (1984-1987)
(R.I.P. 1999) See also: ex-Fatal Opera, ex-The New Yorkers
Chris Poland Guitars (1984-1987, 2004)
See also: Chris Poland, ex-Damn the Machine, Ohm, OHMphrey, ex-Circle Jerks, ex-Mumbo's Brain, ex-The New Yorkers
Chuck Behler Drums (1987-1989)
See also: ex-Erebus, ex-The Meanies, ex-Madaxemen, ex-Massacre, ex-Street Elite
Jay Reynolds Guitars (1987)
See also: Malice, ex-Neverland, ex-Metal Church
Jeff Young Guitars (1987-1989)
See also: Jeff Young, ex-Badi Assad
Nick Menza Drums (1989-1998, 2004)
See also: ex-Rhoads, ex-Von Skeletor, Deltanaut, Menza, Metal All Stars, ex-Marty Friedman, ex-Memorain, ex-Orphaned to Hatred, ex-Cold Fire, ex-Grand Theft
Marty Friedman Guitars (1990-1999)
See also: Marty Friedman, Metal Clone X, Takamiy (live), ex-Aloha, ex-Cacophony, ex-Hawaii, ex-Vixen, Aikawa Nanase, ex-Deuce, ex-Rocket To Russia
Jimmy DeGrasso Drums (1998-2002)
See also: Dokken (live), F5, ex-MD.45, Black Star Riders, ex-Killing Machine, ex-Ministry, ex-Suicidal Tendencies, ex-Alice Cooper, ex-David Lee Roth, ex-Fiona, ex-Hail!, ex-Mama's Boys, ex-O'2L, ex-Talas, ex-White Lion, ex-Y & T, ex-Ronnie Montrose (live), ex-Stone Sour (live)
Al Pitrelli Guitars (2000-2002)
See also: Savatage, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Van Helsing's Curse, ex-CPR, ex-Widowmaker, O'2L, ex-Alice Cooper, ex-Asia, ex-Blue Öyster Cult, ex-Danger Danger, ex-Flesh and Blood, ex-Hotshot, ex-Michael Bolton, ex-Place Called Rage, ex-Talas, ex-Vertex
James MacDonough Bass (2004-2006)
See also: ex-Mad Axe, ex-Prodigy, ex-Iced Earth, ex-Strapping Young Lad (live), ex-Nevermore (live), ex-Brutal Assault, ex-Delta 9, ex-Invader
Jimmy Sloas Bass (2004)
See also: ex-Dogs of Peace, ex-The Imperials
Vinnie Colaiuta Drums (2004)
See also: ex-Five Peace Band, ex-Frank Zappa, ex-Sting, ex-Chick Corea (live), ex-Herbie Hancock (live), ex-Jeff Beck (live)
Shawn Drover Drums (2004-2014)
See also: ex-Eidolon, ex-Infernäl Mäjesty (live)
Glen Drover Guitars (2004-2008)
See also: Glen Drover, Sacrifice (live), ex-Eidolon, ex-King Diamond, ex-Testament (live), ex-Queensrÿche
James LoMenzo Bass (2006-2010)
See also: ex-Pride & Glory, ex-Zakk Wylde, Hail!, X Drive, ex-Black Label Society, ex-Ozzy Osbourne, ex-Rondinelli, ex-David Lee Roth, ex-Dio Disciples, ex-Lynch Mob, ex-Slash's Snakepit, ex-White Lion, ex-Ace Frehley (live)
Chris Broderick Guitars (2008-2014)
See also: ex-Industrial Eden, ex-Jag Panzer, ex-Ballistic, ex-Nevermore (live)
Past (Live)
Kerry King Guitars (1984)
See also: Slayer
Mike Albert Guitars (1985)
See also: Mike Albert Project
David Ellefson Bass (1983-2002, 2010-present)
See also: Altitudes & Attitude, David Ellefson, Knight Fury, Temple of Brutality, Hail!, ex-Angels of Babylon, ex-Avian, ex-Killing Machine, ex-Soulfly (live), ex-Tim "Ripper" Owens (live), ex-F5, ex-Fallen Angels
Dave Mustaine Guitars, Vocals (1983-2002, 2004-present)
See also: ex-MD.45, ex-Metallica, ex-Fallen Angels, ex-Panic
Dijon Carruthers Drums (1983)
Lee Rauch Drums (1983-1984)
See also: ex-Wargod, ex-Dark Angel
Greg Handevidt Guitars (1983-1984)
See also: ex-Kublai Khan, ex-Fallen Angels
Robert Cromwell Guitars (1983)
See also: ex-Forgotten Child
Lawrence "Lor" Kane Vocals (1983)
Gar Samuelson Drums (1984-1987)
(R.I.P. 1999) See also: ex-Fatal Opera, ex-The New Yorkers
Chris Poland Guitars (1984-1987, 2004)
See also: Chris Poland, ex-Damn the Machine, Ohm, OHMphrey, ex-Circle Jerks, ex-Mumbo's Brain, ex-The New Yorkers
Chuck Behler Drums (1987-1989)
See also: ex-Erebus, ex-The Meanies, ex-Madaxemen, ex-Massacre, ex-Street Elite
Jay Reynolds Guitars (1987)
See also: Malice, ex-Neverland, ex-Metal Church
Jeff Young Guitars (1987-1989)
See also: Jeff Young, ex-Badi Assad
Nick Menza Drums (1989-1998, 2004)
See also: ex-Rhoads, ex-Von Skeletor, Deltanaut, Menza, Metal All Stars, ex-Marty Friedman, ex-Memorain, ex-Orphaned to Hatred, ex-Cold Fire, ex-Grand Theft
Marty Friedman Guitars (1990-1999)
See also: Marty Friedman, Metal Clone X, Takamiy (live), ex-Aloha, ex-Cacophony, ex-Hawaii, ex-Vixen, Aikawa Nanase, ex-Deuce, ex-Rocket To Russia
Jimmy DeGrasso Drums (1998-2002)
See also: Dokken (live), F5, ex-MD.45, Black Star Riders, ex-Killing Machine, ex-Ministry, ex-Suicidal Tendencies, ex-Alice Cooper, ex-David Lee Roth, ex-Fiona, ex-Hail!, ex-Mama's Boys, ex-O'2L, ex-Talas, ex-White Lion, ex-Y & T, ex-Ronnie Montrose (live), ex-Stone Sour (live)
Al Pitrelli Guitars (2000-2002)
See also: Savatage, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Van Helsing's Curse, ex-CPR, ex-Widowmaker, O'2L, ex-Alice Cooper, ex-Asia, ex-Blue Öyster Cult, ex-Danger Danger, ex-Flesh and Blood, ex-Hotshot, ex-Michael Bolton, ex-Place Called Rage, ex-Talas, ex-Vertex
James MacDonough Bass (2004-2006)
See also: ex-Mad Axe, ex-Prodigy, ex-Iced Earth, ex-Strapping Young Lad (live), ex-Nevermore (live), ex-Brutal Assault, ex-Delta 9, ex-Invader
Jimmy Sloas Bass (2004)
See also: ex-Dogs of Peace, ex-The Imperials
Vinnie Colaiuta Drums (2004)
See also: ex-Five Peace Band, ex-Frank Zappa, ex-Sting, ex-Chick Corea (live), ex-Herbie Hancock (live), ex-Jeff Beck (live)
Shawn Drover Drums (2004-2014)
See also: ex-Eidolon, ex-Infernäl Mäjesty (live)
Glen Drover Guitars (2004-2008)
See also: Glen Drover, Sacrifice (live), ex-Eidolon, ex-King Diamond, ex-Testament (live), ex-Queensrÿche
James LoMenzo Bass (2006-2010)
See also: ex-Pride & Glory, ex-Zakk Wylde, Hail!, X Drive, ex-Black Label Society, ex-Ozzy Osbourne, ex-Rondinelli, ex-David Lee Roth, ex-Dio Disciples, ex-Lynch Mob, ex-Slash's Snakepit, ex-White Lion, ex-Ace Frehley (live)
Chris Broderick Guitars (2008-2014)
See also: ex-Industrial Eden, ex-Jag Panzer, ex-Ballistic, ex-Nevermore (live)
Past
Kerry King Guitars (1984)
See also: Slayer
Mike Albert Guitars (1985)
See also: Mike Albert Project
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Added on: 2002-07-17 20:20:40 Last modified on: 2014-12-18 23:25:20
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