The 30 Greatest Thrash Bands of All Time

Thrash wasn’t initially a genre: it was what a band did. And in the ’80s it swarmed across the globe like a plague…
Justin Farrar / December 26, 2017

Watch Megadeth Pay Tribute to Chris Cornell With Soundgarden’s “Outshined” Cover

At a show last night in Tokyo, Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine paid tribute to Chris Cornell before he and his band launched into a cover of…
Taylor Berman / May 19, 2017

Grammys 2017: The House Band Played Metallica When Megadeth Accepted The Best Metal Performance Award

In what was either a genius troll or the result of sheet music getting mixed up, the house band at the Grammys celebrated Megadeth's win for…
Winston Cook-Wilson / February 13, 2017

Former Megadeth Drummer Nick Menza Dies Onstage at 51

Nick Menza, a former drummer for metal band Megadeth, died Saturday night (May 21) during a show with his latest band, the progressive rock and jazz fusion group OHM.
Anna Gaca / May 22, 2016

See Metallica, Slayer, and More Metal Icons Get an 8-Bit Makeover

If you ever listened to some of your favorite heavy metal tracks and thought "dang, this is great, but I wish it was more like…
James Grebey / January 21, 2015

Motorhead’s MotorBoat Cruise 2014: SPIN’s Best Live Photos

Last month, Motörhead fans united for the metal legends' annual MotörBoat cruise, a four-night excursion to the Caribbean complete with performances by the namesake band as well…
Brennan Carley / October 14, 2014

Cee Lo Green and Megadeth Cancel Israel Shows

Cee Lo Green and Megadeth have both cancelled upcoming concerts in Tel Aviv, Israel, due to the ongoing political crisis, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Colin Joyce / August 5, 2014

Who Charted? Queens of the Stone Age Are No. 1

First! Queens of the Stone Age, motherfucker. The SoCal desert rock kings score their first No. 1 album with ...Like Clockwork, proving what SPIN already…
Chris Martins / June 12, 2013

Megadeth, ‘Super Collider’ (Tradecraft/UME)

Dave Mustaine has always come with baggage attached, and as the Guy Who Got Booted From Metallica, that baggage has undoubtedly helped. It's hard to…
Chuck Eddy / June 7, 2013

Grammys 2013: Who Should Win the Categories You Actually Care About

The 55th Annual Grammy Awards are almost upon us! Hey, we'd love to help you with your office pools and living-room side bets with some…
Christopher R. Weingarten / February 8, 2013

Meet Dave Mustaine’s Miniature Horse, Rocky

Dave Mustaine: We found him living in a parking lot with a bunch of junk cars around him. He had a little soul, and we…
Christopher R. Weingarten / March 27, 2012

SPIN’s 20 Best Metal Albums of 2011: Plus Download Free 19-Song Mixtape!

Five Brooklyn bands, a few members of the Big 4, two albums named Path of Totality, and one sinister minister in a rubber skull mask.
SPIN Staff / December 19, 2011

See Dave Mustaine’s 10 Most Prized Possessions (Including Mini Horse!)

ABOUT OUR HOSTWhen ax-slinging thrash king Dave Mustaine was fired from Metallica in 1983, he started Megadeth as an act of revenge. Though the legendary…
Chris Martins / November 21, 2011

Megadeth, ‘Th1rt3en’ (Roadrunner)

Those insane speed-metal guitars! Those pummeling drums! Dave Mustaine's snarling, sandpaper-and-nails voice! Megadeth might brazenly ignore the perils of self-parody, but the quartet's stubborn refusal…
Jon Young / November 1, 2011

Megadeth, ‘Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying? (25th Anniversary Edition)’ (Capitol/EMI)

Despite its metal signifiers, Megadeth's 1986 second album is basically glossy hardcore with magic-show guitar solos and poetry about Satan. Singer-guitarist Dave Mustaine's vision is…
Mike Powell / July 12, 2011
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