2010 – MEGADETH Mainman Reveals New Songtitle – Mar. 28, 2010 MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine was interviewed by Jose Mangin, program director for Sirius XM, on March 18, 2010 in Scranton, Pennsylvania. During chat, Mustaine spoke about a recently recorded MEGADETH song which will be used in an as-yet-undisclosed project later this year. “That was […]
2009 – The official Roadrunner Records web site has been updated with top-album picks for 2008 from a number of artists that are signed to the label, including members of MACHINE HEAD, MEGADETH, DEVILDRIVER, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE and TRIVIUM. A few of the selections follow below. The entire list can be found at this location. Shawn […]
2005 – Megadeth lead singer Dave Mustaine sues his former bassist David Ellefson, alleging he used the name of the group without Mustaine’s permission.
2004 – Nelly seizes the top two spaces in the US album chart, as his Suit lands at No. 1, with its companion album Sweat entering at No. 2. Megadeth’s The System Has Failed is the next highest new entry at No. 20.
2002 – Megadeth release the live set Rude Awakening, which will become their last album. It reaches No. 115 in the album charts.
2001 – Insisting the imagery the band uses _ specifically its skeleton mascot “Vic Rattlehead” _ is unsuitable for the nation’s youth, Malaysian authorities ban veteran metal act Megadeth from performing in the country. The band planned to perform Aug. 2 at the Warp Club in the country’s capital city, Kuala Lumpur, in support of […]
2001 – Megadeth release their tenth album The World Needs a Hero, their first on new label Sanctuary. It reaches No. 16 in the Billboard charts, confirming the aging thrash band’s move from arena-fillers to cult concern.
1999 – Megadeth release Risk. Their ninth album also continues their commercial decline, only peaking at No. 14 in the Billboard charts.
1994 – Megadeth release Youthanasia, filled with such optimistic thrash gems as “Addicted to Chaos.” The album peaks at No. 4 in the Billboard charts.
1992 – Megadeth release their fifth album Countdown to Extinction, which becomes their most successful record to date – peaking at No. 2 in the Billboard album charts.
1992 – Megadeth guitarist Dave Mustaine and wife Pam have a baby in Burbank, Calif. They name the child Justis David.
1964 – Born on this day, David Ellefson, Megadeth, (1990 UK No.13 single ‘No More Mr Nice Guy’).