62 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT MEGADETH
For thirty years of active work, more than twenty musicians have officially participated in Megadeth, and only Dave Mustaine has remained the group leader since the first roster and the main songwriter. Megadeth, along with Metallica, Anthrax and Slayer, call the Big Four thrash metal.
Interesting Facts About Megadeth
Dave Mustaine met David Ellefson when Ellefson played his bass in the early morning, and Mustaine suffered a terrible hangover. Ellefson played the bass part from Van Halen’s song “Runnin ‘with the Devil,” so Dave picked up a flower pot and threw it on Ellefsson’s air conditioning (Mustaine lived a floor above) and screamed with all his might at Ellefsson to shut up. A few minutes later, Ellefson knocked on his door and asked Mustaine if he knew where to buy cigarettes, to which Mustaine answered “Yes, I know, down the street, there is a grocery store” and slammed the door in front of Ellefson’s nose.Ellefson knocked on the door a second time and asked Mustaine to buy him a beer, to which Mustaine replied, “Now it’s your turn.” They went and got a box of Heineken beer, that’s how Dave Ellefson got into the group.
Dave Mustaine has French roots, and Dave Ellefsson has Scandinavian roots.
Parents of Dave Mustaine were Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Nick Menza’s father, Don Menza, played the saxophone in The Pink Panther.
Nick Menza was born July 23, 1968 in Munich, Germany.
Initially, Dave Mustaine wanted Sean Harris, singer of the English group Diamond Head, to become Megadeth’s vocalist.
Megadeth’s original second guitarist was Greg Handevidt, who was a school friend of Dave Ellefson. In March 1984, Greg played for several weeks at Megadeth – later, he returned to Minnesota and formed the Kublai Khan.
When Marty Friedman auditioned for Megadeth, he learned songs from their first three albums, and not a single new song, because two Daves were afraid that if he could not cope with his duties, he could borrow all their ideas.
Dave Mustaine asked Chris Poland to return to Megadeth while working on the Rust in Peace CD, but Chris refused because he was recording his solo album and also because the music was already written, so Chris could not offer his ideas.
Chris Poland and Gar Samuelson played in the jazz rock band New Yorkers (“New Yorkers”) before they joined Megadeth.
Prior to joining Megadeth, Jimmy DeGraso had already worked with Dave Mustaine on his side project album, MD.45 The Craving.
At the Woodstock ’99 festival, Dave Mustaine dedicated the last song of the concert to Gar Samuelson, who had died 11 days earlier.
The woman and child who appear in the video clip for the song “A Tout Le Monde” is Dave’s wife – Pamella and his son Justice.
Killing Is My Business … And Business Is Good! was rewritten in 1996 without a carpet version of Nancy Sinatra’s song “These Boots” because Nancy Sinatra requested too much money for the song.
Guitarist Jeff Young wanted So Far, So Good … So What! It was called No Warning.
All Japanese editions of Megadeth albums, starting with Countdown to Extinction, contain previously unrealized bonus tracks.
All the Megadeth singles, all the way up to 1993, were released on one CD and hit the Japanese boxing set, which was released in a limited edition, Megabox.
The single “Skin O’My Teeth” got the game Megadeth (this game was released in parts on various formats of the single), according to Dave, this was done so that buying all versions of the game would increase the sales of singles.
The song “Set the World Afire” was originally called “Megadeath” but was renamed to “Burnt Offerings” after Dave Mustaine decided to name the band Megadeth. “Burnt Offerings” was performed at the first Megadeth concert, and then was again renamed to “Set the World Afire”. (?)
The song “Wake Up Dead” (“And even the dead to wake up”) in the working version was called “Blood and Honor” (“Blood and Honor”).
The first version of the song “MRude Awakening was supposed to be recorded in Boynes Aires (Argentina), but due to terrorist attacks September 11, 2001 had to record in the city of Tucson, Arizona.
The bootleg Ferro 1997, recorded in Boynes Aires, was supposed to be an official concert album, due to the very good sound quality and due to the fact that at the end of the show Dave Mustaine says: “Great, fuck, thanks Argentina! Listen! We want to thank you for coming here tonight. I hope that your mother had a good time. And thank you for helping us record live, his mother, an album! ”
The first Megadeth concert took place on February 15, 1984.
Their last concert, after Dave injured his arm, Megadeth was given on November 17, 2001 (before the reunion).
Megadeth did not give a single show in 1989 and in 1996.
Megadeth’s video clip for the song “In My Darkest Hour” got into the famous documentary “The Decline of Western Civilization Part. II: The Metal Years” directed by Penelope Spheeris, who also directed this video. video clip.
In the movie Bill and Ted’s Fake Journey, when they go to hell, Bill tells Ted: “If I die, you can take all my Megadeth albums for yourself.”
In the movie “Sliver” (with the participation of Sharon Stones) on the back wall of the room hung an advertising poster for the album Countdown to Extinction. (?)
In “Wayne II World”, Garth asks Kim Besinger, “Do you have any Megadeth records?”
In an episode of one of the X-Files series, Agent Mulder says to his partner: “Better hide your Megadeth albums, Scully!”
In the Northern Exposure episode, when Shelley was pregnant, she said, “He kicked! Just like on the cover of Megadeth’s album,” and she massaged her big belly.
In the episode of the cartoon series “Beavis and Butt-head” called “Sperm Bank” when Beavis and Butt-head are asked to fill out the form and they don’t understand what they want from them, one of them draws a huge skull on the form, and the second signs “Megadeth” under it.
The song “Peace Sells” got into the computer game “Grand Theft Auto: Vice City”. The action in the game takes place in the 80s and the music of the 80s sounds on the car radio. One of the radio stations in the game is called V-rock, rock is chased by it and the list of broadcast songs has the theme “Peace Sells”.
The songs Peace Sells (Devil’s Island) and Crush’em (Crush Them) were featured in the Freestyle Metal X video game.
In 1996, the song “I Ain’t Superstitious” hit the Japanese Honda cars commercial.
In Anthrax’s song “Who Put This Together” from the single “Got The Time” there is a sample in which Dave Mustaine says “American youth wants an immediate victory,” this phrase was taken from MTV 1987’s heavy metal program “Fast and Loud” and loud “).
Dave Mustaine played the role of an arsonist named Torchy Thompson in an episode of the science fiction television series “Black Scorpion” (“Black Scorpion”).
Dave Mustaine played a cameo role in an episode of the television series “Drew Carrey Show”. He was one of the guitarists who auditioned for Drew Kerry, who was looking for a guitarist for his band. Other candidates were Slash (ex-Guns’ N Roses) and Joe Ramon (ex-Ramones R.I.P.).
Dave Mustaine and David Ellefson sang along in the song “Chain Gang Woman” on Malice’s album License to Kill (“License to Kill”) (1987).
Dave Mustaine produced the band’s first Seattle Sanctuary album, Refuge Denied (1988), and sang alongside and soloed on the song “White Rabbit” (“White Rabbit”).
Dave Mustaine said that they would release a live album only if they had to do it under a contract, although Dave himself denied it.
Dave Mustaine is known for his conflicting statements.
During the 1992 presidential election, Dave Mustaine took part in the Muses Campaign. MTV “Rock the Vote” and attended the Democratic Congress.
In 1994, famous reporter Dean Koontz wrote an article about Megadth called Godzilla vs. Megadeth.
The song “In My Darkest Hour” is dedicated to Metallica bassist Cliff Burton, who died in a car accident in September 1986.
The song Hangar 18 (Hangar 18) tells how the military isolate Martians.
The girl who recites in the middle of the song “Countdown to Extinction” is Marty Friedman’s girlfriend named Ddin. She worked in a sushi bar, which was located next to the studio, and Megadeth asked her to come and sign up with them.
Among the world leaders on the cover of the Rust in Peace album, you can recognize only George W. Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev, the leaders of Germany, Britain and Japan are completely unlike any of the politicians of these states.y Last Words” was called “Next Victim” and was played on the first Megadeth show.
The first version of the song “FFF” (“Fight for Freedom”) (with different lyrics) was called “Bullprick” (“Bull Dick”) and was supposed to get on the back of the single A Tout Le Monde.
The song “Wanderlust” was originally called “Smoking Gun” and was written during the recording of the Cryptic Writings album, but it was put on a shelf so that it could later be put on the Risk disc.
The song “When” is very similar to the Diamond Head’s “Am I Evil” theme (some say it was shot one-on-one).