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Dave Mustaine formed Megadeth after he was fired from Metallica in 1983. Metallica abruptly let Mustaine go after recording their debut album in New York City, so he was forced to take a Greyhound bus home to Los Angeles. In the terminal, Mustaine found a political pamphlet from California Senator Alan Cranston that said, "The arsenal of megadeath can't be rid," and thought "Megadeth" would make a great song title. That song turned into "Set The World Afire" from the 1988 album So Far, So Good… So What!, but Megadeth became the name of his new band.

There was a lot of animosity when Mustaine left Metallica, and although he told them not to use any of his work, Metallica did anyway, since he was still with the band when he recorded it. You can hear his playing on four songs from the Kill 'Em All album and two more from Ride the Lightning. He also claims that Metallica's 1986 track "Leper Messiah" contains his playing.

In the early stages of Megadeth, Kerry King was actually the band's guitarist for a very short time. King joined Megadeth for a few live shows and was the band's official guitarist for about a week, but he soon quit to continue focusing on his own band, Slayer.

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My Shazam Tracks
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Sha.. sha.. shazam!
Midtown City J
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as the sun slowly sets, like a path of destiny craved into someone's life, not a single soul shall see the glimpse of the afterworld, not until they listen to this playlist.
I Got Five On It
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My biggest tracks from 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. All dupes removed and tracks shuffled into no particular order.
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Songs from another world, that came from this world. All covers curated to not sound like their originals.
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jangan yang teriak teriak
wound up
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Show the world this love is still alive

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