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Top 10 Facts - Megadeth
12.23.2015
Fact #1

Megadeth is an American heavy metal band from Los Angeles, California. The group was formed in 1983 by guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson, shortly after Mustaine's dismissal from Metallica.

Fact #2

Dave Mustaine is a certified black belt in Tae Kwon Do and Ukidokan karate, so watch your mouth!

Fact #3

While he was out of Megadeth, bassist David Ellefson formed the metal tribute supergroup Hail! featuring Tim 'Ripper' Owens, Andreas Kisser and Jimmy DeGrasso (later Mike Portnoy).

Fact #4

Megadeth have received nine Grammy nominations over the years, but have never won one! Shame on you, Recording Academy!

Fact #5

Megadeth’s 2004 comeback album, ‘The System Has Failed, was originally recorded for release as Dave Mustaine’s first solo album.

Fact #6

Dave later competed in VH1’s short—lived ‘Rock & Roll Jeopardy,’ where he wiped the floor with George Clinton and Moon Unit Zappa. Smart man.

Fact #7

A late ‘905 episode of the ‘X—Files’ featured Agent Moulder telling his partner Scully to “Better hide your Megadeth albums."

Fact #8

Best—selling horror author Dean Koontz once wrote a tongue—in—cheek biography for Megadeth, including a sarcastic historical timeline, before concluding with numerous comparisons to Godzilla.

Fact #9

While touring with Aerosmith in 1993, Dave Mustaine was quoted as saying “We don't have much time to play because Aerosmith don't have much time left to live." To no one’s surprise, that was the end of that gig.

Fact #10

After getting the boot from Metallica, Dave Mustaine began his second attempt at global domination by briefly working as a telemarketer.

Fact #11
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