Word hit the streets recently that Megadeth have parted company with yet another guitarist. Kiko Loureiro had already taken time out and now the split is a long term one. So, at the end of (another) era for Megadeth lead guitar, here’s Classic Metal Hawk’s ranking Megadeth of Lead guitarists.
Ask fans of Classic Heavy Metal to list their most influential thrash albums, and the chances are that Megadeth’s ‘Rust in Peace’ will be high up there. It’s one of the all-time classics, alongside contemporaries like ‘Master of Puppets’ or ‘Reign in Blood’. Let’s look at the full story of this piece of thrash history.
Bringer of essential attitude? Or major league asshole? It’s a fine line, and one trodden relentlessly by Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine. But what made him the character he was? One of the most influential metallers of all time, with a perverse instinct for self-destruction. Let’s see if we can make sense of Mustaine the Man.