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Megadeth fire bassist David Ellefson over sexual misconduct allegations
The heavy metal band parted ways with its founding bassist after accusations of grooming an underage girl through online videos and messages

Adrian Horton

24, May, 2021 @6:11 PM

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Megadeth's Dave Mustaine diagnosed with throat cancer
Metal group cancel majority of forthcoming tour as frontman undergoes treatment

Laura Snapes

18, Jun, 2019 @10:31 AM

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The best albums of 2016 – so far
The year is half over and it’s time to take stock of all the brilliant albums made in 2016, from Beyoncé’s fizzing pop to Anohni’s anguished protest music

Tim Jonze

08, Jun, 2016 @7:00 AM

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Former Megadeth drummer Nick Menza dies after collapsing on stage
Musician who played on band’s most successful albums thought to have suffered heart attack during session with his band OHM at jazz club in Los Angeles

Maev Kennedy

22, May, 2016 @2:28 PM

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One half of Megadeth leave group citing creative differences
Drummer Shawn Drover and guitarist Chris Broderick have abandoned the thrash metal outfit, leaving its two co-founders, Dave Mustaine and Dave Ellefson

Sean Michaels

27, Nov, 2014 @8:32 AM

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Oozing Wound: ‘I don’t think we sound like thrash’
Lyrics about action heroes, no guitar solos, an affinity for powerpop – Oozing Wound are the Chicago trio ripping up the rulebook of thrash

Lanre Bakare

18, Oct, 2014 @5:00 AM

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Readers suggest the 10 best metal bands
Last week we brought you our 10 best metal bands. Here, we present your thoughts on who should have made the list…

Observer readers

27, Jun, 2014 @11:51 AM

Megadeth – review

They've slowed down a little, but Dave Mustaine's rockers still play with the brutality of an exploding planet, writes Dave Simpson

Dave Simpson

04, Jun, 2013 @1:15 PM

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RIP Slayer's Jeff Hanneman

Dom Lawson: The heavy metal world will mourn the guitarist whose hell-raising riffs defined Slayer's uncompromising sound

Dom Lawson

03, May, 2013 @1:54 PM

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Romney's new Republican playlist
Some artists may be more suitable for the GoP than Thin Lizzy

Jamie Ross

04, Sep, 2012 @7:00 PM

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Hank Williams Jr: Obama is a 'Muslim president who hates the US'
Country singer, who has previously been in trouble for comparing the president to Adolf Hitler, tells crowd at Iowa State Fair that Obama is plotting to destroy the United States

Sean Michaels

21, Aug, 2012 @10:51 AM

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Download festival – review

Bleak, turgid and blisteringly loud, Black Sabbath reigned supreme at heavy metal's answer to Glastonbury, writes Ian Gittins

Ian Gittins

11, Jun, 2012 @10:03 AM

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