History Music / Megadeth

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* {{Metalhead}}: "Rattlehead" is dedicated to the bandís mascot and the fans and is about thrashing to metal.
7th Feb '18 10:31:09 PM jormis29
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* InTheStyleOf: Parodied as ''Jimmy Kimmel Live!'' had them do a commercial for [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uo_hugLlwQ a Christmas album]]. On the other end, Dave's daughter Electra is trying to make a career in country music, and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-W4-BAMPcOA recorded Megadeth in that genre]].

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* InTheStyleOf: Parodied as ''Jimmy Kimmel Live!'' ''Series/JimmyKimmelLive'' had them do a commercial for [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uo_hugLlwQ a Christmas album]]. On the other end, Dave's daughter Electra is trying to make a career in country music, and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-W4-BAMPcOA recorded Megadeth in that genre]].
4th Jan '18 8:05:41 AM RebelionRoja
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* {{Cyberpunk}}: Dystopia in all it's glory.
17th Nov '17 1:03:06 AM Cryoclaste
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* MonsterMash: On Halloween 2013, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YC4BGeWE-9A the band performed in]] Hollywood for Jimmy Kimmel [[http://www.braingell.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Megadeth-with-Kimmel.jpg dressed as classic monsters]]. Mustaine was FrankensteinsMonster (possibly because it allows to hide his hair...), David Ellefson the WolfMan, Chris Broderick ThePhantomOfTheOpera, and Shawn Drover was {{Dracula}}. (the "DonkeyKong" in the picture is Kimmel himself).

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* MonsterMash: On Halloween 2013, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YC4BGeWE-9A the band performed in]] Hollywood for Jimmy Kimmel [[http://www.braingell.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Megadeth-with-Kimmel.jpg dressed as classic monsters]]. Mustaine was FrankensteinsMonster (possibly because it allows to hide his hair...), David Ellefson the WolfMan, Chris Broderick ThePhantomOfTheOpera, and Shawn Drover was {{Dracula}}. (the "DonkeyKong" "Franchise/DonkeyKong" in the picture is Kimmel himself).
13th Nov '17 12:03:13 PM Zuxtron
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* AccentuateTheNegative:
** Dave has the honor of being one of the few people who to have had an article on Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} about people he hates.
** He "dedicated" the song "Liar" to former guitarist Chris Poland. The song as the name suggests is a very scathing attack.
* AddledAddict: This was true of all of them to some degree in the '80s (they were all heavy drinkers and heroin users, and it led to lots of sloppy performances), but it was particularly pronounced with Gar Samuelson. While he was a ''very'' technically skilled drummer, his extremely heavy drinking and near constant heroin usage made the quality of his performances vary wildly; one night, he could be absolutely nailing everything, and then the next night would come and he would constantly be going off-time, playing too fast or too slow, missing parts left and right, and just generally ruining everything. It eventually cost him his life by way of liver failure.
* TheAlcoholic: Everyone in Metallica drank heavily at the time Dave Mustaine was kicked out, to the point that the band was nicknamed "Alcoholica." However, Dave was the only one who was a violent drunk, and his behavior was what led to his firing. He was not the only person in Megadeth to have alcohol problems, either; Gar Samuelson was a notoriously heavy drinker (just not a mean drunk like Mustaine), and it eventually wound up killing him by way of liver failure.
* TheAtoner: Dave Mustaine has been resolving past feuds after regrouping his band.
** He is friends with Slayer and Metallica now. The Metallica feud dying out on its own as the two parties became less and less bitter. [[WordOfGod Apparently]], Dave and James Hetfield are on friendly terms again and exchange Christmas cards and there is a rumor continuing to float around that Dave wants Metallica to play Gigantour. As of 2010, both bands have shared the stage several times without a problem.
** Mustaine's feud with David Ellefson was over the bassist suing him in 2002 over allegedly unpaid royalties and not turning Megadeth over to him. This feud ending between the two Daves is obvious with the suit and Mustaine's counter-suit being resolved out of court and Ellefson being back in the band.
** Chris Poland's feud was because he was selling the band's gear for drugs, which was eventually resolved, first with his hiring as a session musician for ''The System Has Failed'', and then by starting to post on the Megadeth message board in 2006.
* BerserkButton: For decades, mentioning Metallica to Dave Mustaine was a surefire way to make him launch into a rant. In recent years, however, he has come to peace with his former bandmates and Megadeth even opened for Metallica during the "Big 4" series of concerts.
* BusCrash: Nick Menza. His final years with the band were marred by injury, an invitation to rejoin in 2004 would fall out as the group felt he was not in top shape, and some time after negotiations to bring him back for ''Dystopia'' didn't work, Menza died of [[FatalMethodActing a heart attack on stage]] in 2016.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Dave has always been this but has gotten worse in recent years. Lampshaded in "Lucretia" with the line: "My friends all say 'Dave, you're mental anyway.'"
* ConspiracyTheorist: Dave, as early as [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Mustaine#Politics his 1988 interview ranting about building a wall across the border to keep "fucking Mexicans" out of the USA]] and his [[http://megadeth.rockmetal.art.pl/lyrics_countdown.html#Psychotron incoherent explanation for "Psychotron"]] (he claimed it was something related to UsefulNotes/{{Russia}}n experiments, something called a "Lida machine" and UsefulNotes/JimmyCarter; the linked fansite shot back that: "Dave has been watching too many episodes of ''Series/TheXFiles''."), and a bit more pronounced lately with his ranting about the United Nations on ''United Abominations'' (to the point that a UN worker made a post calling bullshit on the lyrics' accusations,) naming ''Endgame'' after an Radio/AlexJones movie, being [[http://tinyurl.com/crvlkn4 a birther]], and so on.
* DrugsAreBad: They were ''legendary'' for their out of control heroin usage in the 1980s, which led to incredible amounts of infighting and got Poland (who was pawning off band gear for drug money) and Samuelson (who was getting to the point where he was too fucked up to function, let alone perform) fired; Mustaine was little better, as multiple prospective hires (namely [[Music/DarkAngel Eric Meyer]] and [[Music/ExodusBand Lee Altus]]) turned down offers due to his own extremely heavy drug usage and he eventually wound up having to undergo court-ordered rehab after a DUI arrest in 1989.
* FieryRedhead: Dave Mustaine fits this trope perfectly -- he is always angry about something (as can be heard in his songs) and his hair has remained long and red since the '80s.
* GreenEyedMonster: While it's pretty clear that it's no longer the case, Dave Mustaine's driving force for a large portion of his early career was his jealously towards Metallica. It's even the entire reason why ''Killing is My Business'' is so bone-crunching: Dave wanted to one-up Metallica by making faster and more brutal metal than them. In doing so, he accidentally (or not) ended up setting a new precedent for thrash metal.
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Mustaine wrote the lyrics to "Peace Sells" as an attack against the people who claim that heavy metal fans are stupid and antisocial. Then in 2014, Mustaine was asked by Creator/{{VH1}} why heavy metal music typically doesn't get any respect. Dave's answer: "Because the typical metalhead is too stupid."
* HeteronormativeCrusader: Mustaine is [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Mustaine#Christianity on record in a 1988 interview]] supporting the [[UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} UK's]] Section 28 policy, saying that the last thing he needs is "a bunch of homos picketing us" in response to a question about Music/JudasPriest, and in 2012 declared he was against gay marriage because of his UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}}.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: The two Daves...at least when they did not want to kill each other. Ellefson rejoined the band in 2010.
* HypocriticalHumor: Dave Mustaine dismissing the political ranting of [[Music/{{Ministry}} Al Jourgensen]] due to having a "legendary drug problem." He would know.
* IAmTheBand: Until ''The World Needs a Hero''. Dave Mustaine later took offense to [[Music/{{Aerosmith}} Steven Tyler]] saying that Mustaine was Megadeth, and several band members have been given more influence in song writing and line-up decisions. Pretty much every line-up change since 2004 has come from recommendation from everyone else in the band, including Dave Ellefson's return.
* JerkAss / JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Mustaine. He has been worse than he is now, but he has made friends with Metallica and Slayer again. Judging by the circumstances surrounding Menza's last attempt to rejoin (very, very clear shot at it until Mustaine offered him an atrocious deal and severed all contact with him when he attempted to negotiate a better one), however, it is looking more and more like Mustaine is just a JerkWithAHeartOfJerk.
* ManlyTears: Mustaine did this after playing "I'll Be There" on ''That One Night: Live in Buenos Aires''. The bootleg of that show also has more moments like this.
* MonsterMash: On Halloween 2013, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YC4BGeWE-9A the band performed in]] Hollywood for Jimmy Kimmel [[http://www.braingell.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Megadeth-with-Kimmel.jpg dressed as classic monsters]]. Mustaine was FrankensteinsMonster (possibly because it allows to hide his hair...), David Ellefson the WolfMan, Chris Broderick ThePhantomOfTheOpera, and Shawn Drover was {{Dracula}}. (the "DonkeyKong" in the picture is Kimmel himself).
* NeverMyFault: Mustaine loves to attack Metallica for his being kicked out. Mentions of his serious drug and alcohol problems or his violent behavior should not be expected from him.
* RealMenLoveJesus: Both the Daves are now Christians.
* RevolvingDoorBand: The members listed at the top of the page are only the members who have appeared on some recording. At least two more drummers and three more guitarists could be added to that list, including [[Music/{{Slayer}} Kerry King]] during the band's early years. In total, 20 different musicians have been members of Megadeth over the years.
* SesameStreetCred: Mustaine guest-starred in ''WesternAnimation/DuckDodgers''.
* StartMyOwn: Mustaine's reason about why he started Megadeth. It was after he was fired from Music/{{Metallica}} due to his alcohol problems. Various former members have also done this; Greg Handevidt formed Kublai Khan (not to be confused with the hardcore group of the same name), Chris Poland has had various projects over the years (the jazz fusion act Ohm probably being the most famous), Gar Samuelson started the progressive thrash group Fatal Opera with his brother, and both Chris Broderick and Shawn Drover started the thrash / melodic death metal group Act of Defiance.
* ThrowingOffTheDisability: After receiving the injury that would (temporarily) break up Megadeth, Mustaine was told that his arm would never fully recover and he would never be able to properly play guitar again. Yeah, we know how well that claim went.
* WelcomeBackTraitor: Chris Poland (twice, actually), Nick Menza and David Ellefson in that order. Subverted with the two former; Nick just did not mesh with the reincarnation of Megadeth, and Chris Poland chose to be only a session musician for the ''Rust in Peace'' demos and later ''The System Has Failed''. Nick did, however, attempt to rejoin again in 2014, going so far as to record drums for several pre-production tracks. For a while, it seemed very likely that he would rejoin; the unseen drummer that Mustaine's son posted a video of was indeed Nick. Then, Mustaine offered him what was apparently an absolutely awful deal and cut off all contact with him when he attempted to negotiate a better one.
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* IAmTheBand: Until ''The World Needs a Hero''. Dave Mustaine later took offense to [[Music/{{Aerosmith}} Steven Tyler]] saying that Mustaine was Megadeth, and several band members have been given more influence in song writing and line-up decisions. Pretty much every line-up change since 2004 has come from recommendation from everyone else in the band, including Dave Ellefson's return.


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* MonsterMash: On Halloween 2013, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YC4BGeWE-9A the band performed in]] Hollywood for Jimmy Kimmel [[http://www.braingell.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Megadeth-with-Kimmel.jpg dressed as classic monsters]]. Mustaine was FrankensteinsMonster (possibly because it allows to hide his hair...), David Ellefson the WolfMan, Chris Broderick ThePhantomOfTheOpera, and Shawn Drover was {{Dracula}}. (the "DonkeyKong" in the picture is Kimmel himself).


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* RevolvingDoorBand: The members listed at the top of the page are only the members who have appeared on some recording. At least two more drummers and three more guitarists could be added to that list, including [[Music/{{Slayer}} Kerry King]] during the band's early years. In total, 20 different musicians have been members of Megadeth over the years.


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* SesameStreetCred: Mustaine guest-starred in ''WesternAnimation/DuckDodgers''.
* StartMyOwn: Mustaine's reason about why he started Megadeth. It was after he was fired from Music/{{Metallica}} due to his alcohol problems. Various former members have also done this; Greg Handevidt formed Kublai Khan (not to be confused with the hardcore group of the same name), Chris Poland has had various projects over the years (the jazz fusion act Ohm probably being the most famous), Gar Samuelson started the progressive thrash group Fatal Opera with his brother, and both Chris Broderick and Shawn Drover started the thrash / melodic death metal group Act of Defiance.
2nd Sep '17 3:00:08 PM bt8257
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One of the "Big Four" ThrashMetal bands, Megadeth was formed by guitarist Dave Mustaine after he was kicked out of Music/{{Metallica}} for drinking and violent behaviour. After two years of lineup instability, the band settled down and were signed to Combat Records, where they released their debut album ''Killing is My Business... And Business is Good''. Despite poor production and a thrash metal cover of a Music/NancySinatra song that later got them in legal trouble, the album was well received.

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One of the "Big Four" ThrashMetal bands, Megadeth was formed by guitarist Dave Mustaine after he was kicked out of Music/{{Metallica}} for drinking and violent behaviour. After two years of lineup instability, the band settled down and were signed to Combat Records, where they released their debut album ''Killing is Is My Business... And and Business is Good''.Is Good!''. Despite poor production and a thrash metal cover of a Music/NancySinatra song that later got them in legal trouble, the album was well received.



* 1985: ''Killing is My Business... And Business is Good!''

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* 1985: ''Killing is Is My Business... And and Business is Is Good!''



** Mustaine's feud with David Ellefson was over the bassist suing him in 2002 over allegedly unpaid royalties and not turning Megadeth over to him. This feud ending between the two Daves is obvious with the suit and Mustaine's countersuit being resolved out of court and Ellefson being back in the band.

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** Mustaine's feud with David Ellefson was over the bassist suing him in 2002 over allegedly unpaid royalties and not turning Megadeth over to him. This feud ending between the two Daves is obvious with the suit and Mustaine's countersuit counter-suit being resolved out of court and Ellefson being back in the band.



* DrugsAreBad: They were ''legendary'' for their out of control heroin usage in the 1980's, which led to incredible amounts of infighting and got Poland (who was pawning off band gear for drug money) and Samuelson (who was getting to the point where he was too fucked up to function, let alone perform) fired; Mustaine was little better, as multiple prospective hires (namely [[Music/DarkAngel Eric Meyer]] and [[Music/ExodusBand Lee Altus]]) turned down offers due to his own extremely heavy drug usage and he eventually wound up having to undergo court-ordered rehab after a DUI arrest in 1989.

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* DrugsAreBad: They were ''legendary'' for their out of control heroin usage in the 1980's, 1980s, which led to incredible amounts of infighting and got Poland (who was pawning off band gear for drug money) and Samuelson (who was getting to the point where he was too fucked up to function, let alone perform) fired; Mustaine was little better, as multiple prospective hires (namely [[Music/DarkAngel Eric Meyer]] and [[Music/ExodusBand Lee Altus]]) turned down offers due to his own extremely heavy drug usage and he eventually wound up having to undergo court-ordered rehab after a DUI arrest in 1989.



* ThrowingOffTheDisability: After receiving the injury that would break up Megadeth, Mustaine was told that his arm would never fully recover and he would never be able to properly play guitar again. Yeah, we know how well that claim went.

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* ThrowingOffTheDisability: After receiving the injury that would (temporarily) break up Megadeth, Mustaine was told that his arm would never fully recover and he would never be able to properly play guitar again. Yeah, we know how well that claim went.



* BungledSuicide: "Skin o' My Teeth", from ''Countdown To Extinction.''

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* BungledSuicide: "Skin o' My Teeth", from ''Countdown To to Extinction.''



* CensoredForComedy: The original writer of "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'," Lee Hazlewood, objected to Megadeth's parody cover and its changed lyrics after its release. So when all of ''Killing is My Business'' got remixed and remastered in 2002, ''every'' lyric change got bleeped out, but the worst the song really got was "Now someone else can kiss your ass" and "Whaddya know bitch, you got a lot to learn." And what would you make of the line "One of these days, these boots are gonna [[spoiler:stomp]] all over you"?

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* CensoredForComedy: The original writer of "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'," Lee Hazlewood, objected to Megadeth's parody cover and its changed lyrics after its release. So when all of ''Killing is Is My Business'' got remixed and remastered in 2002, ''every'' lyric change got bleeped out, but the worst the song really got was "Now someone else can kiss your ass" and "Whaddya know bitch, you got a lot to learn." And what would you make of the line "One of these days, these boots are gonna [[spoiler:stomp]] all over you"?
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* [[FiveManBand Four Man Band]]:
** TheLeader: Mustaine
** TheLancer: Ellefson
** TheSmartGuy: Kiko
** TheBigGuy: Dirk
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* Dave Mustaine - guitar, vocals (1983-present)
* Dave Ellefson - bass, backing vocals, (1984-2002, 2010-present)
* Kiko Loureiro - guitar (2015-present)
* Dirk Verbeuren - drummer (2016-present)

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* Dave Mustaine - guitar, vocals lead vocals, guitars (1983-present)
* Dave David Ellefson - bass, backing vocals, vocals (1984-2002, 2010-present)
* Kiko Loureiro - guitar guitars, backing vocals (2015-present)
* Dirk Verbeuren - drummer drums (2016-present)



* Robert Cromwell - guitar (1983)

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* Robert Cromwell - guitar guitars (1983)



* Greg Handevidt - guitar (1983)

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* Greg Handevidt - guitar guitars (1983)



* Kerry King - guitar (1984)

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* Kerry King - guitar guitars (1984)



* Chris Poland - guitar, backing vocals (1985-1988, 1989)
* Mike Albert - touring guitar (1985)

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* Chris Poland - guitar, guitars, backing vocals (1985-1988, 1989)
* Mike Albert - touring guitar guitars (1985)



* Jeff Young - guitar, backing vocals (1987-1989)

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* Jeff Young - guitar, guitars, backing vocals (1987-1989)



* Marty Friedman - guitar, backing vocals (1989-2000)

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* Marty Friedman - guitar, guitars, backing vocals (1989-2000)



* Al Pitrelli - guitar, backing vocals (2000-2002)

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* Al Pitrelli - guitar, guitars, backing vocals (2000-2002)



* Glen Drover - guitar, backing vocals (2004-2008)

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* Glen Drover - guitar, guitars, backing vocals (2004-2008)



* Chris Broderick - guitar, backing vocals (2008-2014)

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* Chris Broderick - guitar, guitars, backing vocals (2008-2014)



* TheAlcoholic: Everyone in Metallica drank heavily at the time Dave Mustaine was kicked out, to the point that the band was nicknamed "Alcoholica." However, Mustaine was the only one who was a violent drunk, and his behavior was what led to his firing. He wasn't the only person in Megadeth to have alcohol problems, either; Gar Samuelson was a notoriously heavy drinker (just not a mean drunk like Mustaine), and it eventually wound up killing him by way of liver failure.
* TheAtoner: Dave has been resolving past feuds after regrouping his band.

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* TheAlcoholic: Everyone in Metallica drank heavily at the time Dave Mustaine was kicked out, to the point that the band was nicknamed "Alcoholica." However, Mustaine Dave was the only one who was a violent drunk, and his behavior was what led to his firing. He wasn't was not the only person in Megadeth to have alcohol problems, either; Gar Samuelson was a notoriously heavy drinker (just not a mean drunk like Mustaine), and it eventually wound up killing him by way of liver failure.
* TheAtoner: Dave Mustaine has been resolving past feuds after regrouping his band.



** Mustaine's feud with Ellefson was over the bassist suing him in 2002 over allegedly unpaid royalties and not turning Megadeth over to him. This feud ending is obvious with the suit and Mustaine's countersuit being resolved out of court and Ellefson being back in the band.

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** Mustaine's feud with David Ellefson was over the bassist suing him in 2002 over allegedly unpaid royalties and not turning Megadeth over to him. This feud ending between the two Daves is obvious with the suit and Mustaine's countersuit being resolved out of court and Ellefson being back in the band.



* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Dave wrote the lyrics to "Peace Sells" as an attack against the people who claim that heavy metal fans are stupid and antisocial. Then in 2014 Dave was asked by Creator/{{VH1}} why heavy metal music typically doesn't get any respect. Dave's answer: "Because the typical Metalhead is too stupid."
* HeteronormativeCrusader: Dave is [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Mustaine#Christianity on record in a 1988 interview]] supporting the [[UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} UK's]] Section 28 policy, saying that the last thing he needs is "a bunch of homos picketing us" in response to a question about Music/JudasPriest, and in 2012 declared he was against gay marriage because of his UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}}.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Mustaine and Ellefson...at least when they didn't want to kill each other. Ellefson rejoined the band in 2010.

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* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Dave Mustaine wrote the lyrics to "Peace Sells" as an attack against the people who claim that heavy metal fans are stupid and antisocial. Then in 2014 Dave 2014, Mustaine was asked by Creator/{{VH1}} why heavy metal music typically doesn't get any respect. Dave's answer: "Because the typical Metalhead metalhead is too stupid."
* HeteronormativeCrusader: Dave Mustaine is [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Mustaine#Christianity on record in a 1988 interview]] supporting the [[UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} UK's]] Section 28 policy, saying that the last thing he needs is "a bunch of homos picketing us" in response to a question about Music/JudasPriest, and in 2012 declared he was against gay marriage because of his UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}}.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Mustaine and Ellefson...The two Daves...at least when they didn't did not want to kill each other. Ellefson rejoined the band in 2010.



* JerkAss / JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Mustaine. He has been worse than he is now but he has made friends with Slayer and Metallica again. Judging by the circumstances surrounding Menza's last attempt to rejoin (very, very clear shot at it until Mustaine offered him an atrocious deal and severed all contact with him when he attempted to negotiate a better one), however, it's looking more and more like Mustaine is just a JerkWithAHeartOfJerk.

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* JerkAss / JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Mustaine. He has been worse than he is now now, but he has made friends with Slayer and Metallica and Slayer again. Judging by the circumstances surrounding Menza's last attempt to rejoin (very, very clear shot at it until Mustaine offered him an atrocious deal and severed all contact with him when he attempted to negotiate a better one), however, it's it is looking more and more like Mustaine is just a JerkWithAHeartOfJerk.



* RealMenLoveJesus: Mustaine and Ellefson are now Christians.

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* RealMenLoveJesus: Mustaine and Ellefson Both the Daves are now Christians.



* SesameStreetCred: Dave Mustaine guest starred in ''WesternAnimation/DuckDodgers''.

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* SesameStreetCred: Dave Mustaine guest starred guest-starred in ''WesternAnimation/DuckDodgers''.



* ThrowingOffTheDisability: After receiving the injury that would break up Megadeth, Dave was told that his arm would never fully recover and he would never be able to properly play guitar again. Yeah, we know how well that claim went.
* WelcomeBackTraitor: Chris Poland (twice, actually), Nick Menza and Dave Ellefson in that order. Subverted with the two former; Nick just did not mesh with the reincarnation of Megadeth, and Chris Poland chose to be only a session musician for the ''Rust in Peace'' demos and later ''The System Has Failed''. Nick did, however, attempt to rejoin again in 2014, going so far as to record drums for several pre-production tracks. For a while, it seemed very likely that he would rejoin; the unseen drummer that Dave Mustaine's son posted a video of was indeed Nick. Then Mustaine offered him what was apparently an absolutely awful deal and cut off all contact with him when he attempted to negotiate a better one.

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* ThrowingOffTheDisability: After receiving the injury that would break up Megadeth, Dave Mustaine was told that his arm would never fully recover and he would never be able to properly play guitar again. Yeah, we know how well that claim went.
* WelcomeBackTraitor: Chris Poland (twice, actually), Nick Menza and Dave David Ellefson in that order. Subverted with the two former; Nick just did not mesh with the reincarnation of Megadeth, and Chris Poland chose to be only a session musician for the ''Rust in Peace'' demos and later ''The System Has Failed''. Nick did, however, attempt to rejoin again in 2014, going so far as to record drums for several pre-production tracks. For a while, it seemed very likely that he would rejoin; the unseen drummer that Dave Mustaine's son posted a video of was indeed Nick. Then Then, Mustaine offered him what was apparently an absolutely awful deal and cut off all contact with him when he attempted to negotiate a better one.
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