Megadeth Was Younger Than You Thought When They Wrote Rust In Peace

In the days prior to recording their landmark debut album Kill ‘Em All in April 1983, founding members of the legendary band Metallica, lead singer James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich, fired guitarist Dave Mustaine due to personal conflicts within the band (via Loudwire). The firing proved fateful for not only Metallica, but Mustaine as well. On his way back to L.A. after the firing, Mustaine vowed to form a band that was heavier and louder than the mighty Metallica. The following year, Mustaine, along with newly recruited guitarist David Ellefson, recorded a three song demo called Last Rites. Megadeth had begun its ascent.

Born in La Mesa, California, on September 13, 1961, to parents who were Jehovah’s Witnesses, Dave Mustaine was the youngest of three siblings (via All Music). After being turned on to music by his older sister playing Cat Stevens albums, Mustaine quickly turned to metal for teenage solace. Not only teaching himself to play the guitar but picking up a healthy addiction to drugs and alcohol along the way, he went as far as selling drugs to support himself. In 1981, at the tender age of 20, Mustaine responded to an ad posted in a local newspaper by a metal band looking for a lead guitarist. Mustaine met with a scrawny James Hetfield and wild Lars Ulrich a short time later. Without playing a note, the boys from Metallica hired the guitarist on the spot.

Peace sells, but who is buying?

The grouping would prove to not be a stable one. Shortly after hiring Mustaine, Metallica began recording what would become their landmark debut, Kill ‘Em All, in New York City. But, before many tracks were laid down, it became clear to everyone involved in the project that Mustaine had a serious problem. 

According to Brian Slagel of Metal Blade Records, Mustaine’s vices really got in the way. “Dave was an incredibly talented guy, but he also had an incredibly large problem with alcohol and drugs. He’d get wasted and become a real crazy person, a raging maniac, and the other guys just couldn’t deal with that after a while. I mean, they all drank of course, but I guess they could all hold their liquor better than Dave, and I could see they were beginning to get fed up of seeing Dave drunk out of his mind all the time,” Slagel recalled, via Metworld. Mustaine was fired from the band on April 11, 1983.

A return to greatness

In less than a year, Dave Mustaine along with drummer Gar Samuelson and guitarist Chris Poland formed Megadeth. After signing with New York-based Combat Records, the newly formed Megadeth recorded their debut album, Killing Is My Business…and Business Is Good! Building on the success of their debut album and supporting tour, Megadeth found themselves back in the recording studio in 1986 to record their follow-up, Peace Sells…but Who’s Buying, which was quickly followed up with their third release, So Far, So Good…So What! in 1988. 

Mustaine’s drug problems were waiting in the wings, however, finally rearing its ugly head during the auditions for a new lead guitarist for Megadeth in March 1989. Mustaine, driving high during downtime from recording, crashed his car into a parked vehicle. He was arrested, charged and sentenced to court-ordered rehab.

With Dave Mustaine freshly sober, Megadeth regrouped in March 1990 with new members Nick Menza on drums and Marty Friedman shredding on guitar, and the band set about recording its fourth release, Rust In Peace (via Loudwire). Featuring a more purposeful social-political bent, Rust In Peace was released to the public in September 1990, debuting at No. 23 on the record charts in the United States. Over the years Rust In Peace has been declared one of the best thrash albums of all time by the likes of legendary rock magazines Decibel and Kerrang! (via Kerrang!). Dave Mustaine was only 30 when Rust In Peace was released in 1990.

55 thoughts on “Megadeth Was Younger Than You Thought When They Wrote Rust In Peace

  1. Gmbocs says:

    order fenofibrate without prescription buy tricor 200mg for sale buy tricor 200mg sale

  2. Utwldg says:

    ketotifen 1mg price sinequan 25mg without prescription buy tofranil sale

  3. Aponag says:

    purchase tadalafil pill liquid cialis buy sildenafil sale

  4. Qperug says:

    precose 50mg ca cost micronase griseofulvin 250 mg canada

  5. Telcar says:

    mintop usa order tadalafil 10mg generic where to buy over the counter ed pills

  6. Rdqkqz says:

    order aspirin 75mg generic order levoflox online zovirax for sale online

  7. Qcmkrc says:

    dipyridamole pills dipyridamole ca order pravastatin 20mg without prescription

  8. Wrydjq says:

    meloset order buy norethindrone 5mg pills buy danazol pills

  9. Wpvjza says:

    order fludrocortisone online cheap order dulcolax without prescription loperamide 2mg price

  10. Rzegek says:

    pill duphaston 10 mg buy generic forxiga 10 mg jardiance 10mg generic

  11. Ybauca says:

    prasugrel 10mg pill chlorpromazine 100mg canada order generic detrol

  12. Avptww says:

    etodolac 600mg price buy etodolac 600 mg cilostazol usa

  13. Ymsppm says:

    cheap pyridostigmine 60 mg piroxicam 20mg generic cost rizatriptan 10mg

  14. Sbghuj says:

    buy enalapril sale bicalutamide price lactulose online buy

  15. Ehvysz says:

    buy latanoprost online order zovirax eye drops order rivastigmine generic

  16. Gboyvx says:

    buy premarin 600 mg generic sildenafil 20mg viagra 100mg brand

  17. Iryamp says:

    cenforce 50mg cheap order cenforce cheap chloroquine 250mg

  18. Mqtwpg says:

    omnicef 300 mg generic metformin without prescription where to buy lansoprazole without a prescription

  19. Ppjnqb says:

    order provigil for sale provigil 200mg drug prednisone 40mg cost

  20. Fsddfb says:

    order pepcid 40mg purchase hyzaar for sale prograf us

  21. Crtquq says:

    esomeprazole order brand remeron 30mg order topiramate 200mg for sale

  22. Dwpsog says:

    how to get zyloprim without a prescription order temovate for sale rosuvastatin 10mg over the counter

  23. Zossfr says:

    imitrex ca levofloxacin online buy buy avodart for sale

  24. Jjdpop says:

    buspar 5mg cheap purchase buspin pills buy amiodarone 200mg online

  25. Ifqwii says:

    ranitidine for sale online order zantac 150mg celebrex 200mg usa

  26. Chgget says:

    motilium 10mg generic motilium us buy sumycin no prescription

  27. Bnhzto says:

    buy tamsulosin cheap oral zocor simvastatin medication

  28. Hassic says:

    purchase essay online academic writers online pay for essays

  29. Tmkmuf says:

    spironolactone 100mg oral proscar 1mg generic finasteride 5mg cost

  30. Hewhmb says:

    aurogra over the counter order estrace 1mg online purchase yasmin pills

  31. Kfipff says:

    buy fluconazole generic buy ciprofloxacin 1000mg sale order cipro 500mg online cheap

  32. Kyhhii says:

    cheap lamotrigine 50mg order lamictal 50mg pills buy nemazole generic

  33. Yhytfz says:

    flagyl 200mg tablet flagyl 200mg ca keflex 500mg for sale

  34. Aunfld says:

    buy tretinoin online cheap retin cream ca buy stendra pills

  35. Jwkxpj says:

    order cleocin 150mg sale best ed medication buy sildenafil 50mg

  36. Kusyke says:

    buy tadalafil 20mg pills order tadacip online cheap buy indomethacin 50mg

  37. Ceynnx says:

    buy nolvadex 20mg for sale buy generic nolvadex brand symbicort

  38. Scssza says:

    cefuroxime tablet order methocarbamol generic robaxin 500mg for sale

  39. Opdiph says:

    order terbinafine 250mg without prescription buy generic lamisil over the counter online slot machines

  40. Ewffee says:

    buy desyrel pill sildenafil 50mg cost brand clindac a

  41. Lnknqw says:

    buying an essay best research papers purchase suprax for sale

  42. Qzbpvw says:

    aspirin 75 mg pill aspirin 75 mg us online casino roulette

  43. Pottmb says:

    helpwithassignment best online casinos best online casino for money

  44. Mghkvt says:

    order rocaltrol 0.25mg pills labetalol 100mg pills order fenofibrate 200mg pill

  45. Tlrjmv says:

    clonidine for sale online tiotropium bromide 9mcg sale buy tiotropium bromide 9mcg without prescription

  46. Gzcllt says:

    best oral treatment for acne strongest acne over the counter oxcarbazepine 600mg without prescription

  47. Zujofy says:

    buy minomycin for sale minocin 50mg for sale buy ropinirole without a prescription

  48. Kwnycu says:

    buy alfuzosin 10 mg generic what is allergy medicine called best tablet for acidity relief

  49. Xyrktk says:

    strongest sleeping pills uk alopecia areata fda approved treatment webmd weight loss supplements

  50. Irubge says:

    provera over the counter order microzide sale hydrochlorothiazide uk

  51. Zgadhz says:

    prescribed drug to quit smoking best smoking cessation pills meds online without a prescription

  52. Dwhtme says:

    buy periactin 4mg sale buy generic nizoral order ketoconazole 200mg without prescription

  53. Oibbzn says:

    list of antiviral drugs drugs to treat prediabete type 2 diabetes results from

  54. Rjqwax says:

    duloxetine drug glipizide 10mg tablet buy modafinil sale

  55. Mvizon says:

    best drug for stomach ulcers atrial tachycardia medications list uti but no health insurance

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *