Best Megadeth Band Members

Megadeth has gone through a lot of line ups. What is your favourite former or current member of the band?

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1Dave MustaineDavid Scott "Dave" Mustaine was born September 13, 1961. He is an American musician, singer, songwriter, actor and author. He is best known as the co-founder, guitarist, and lead singer of the American thrash metal band Megadeth, and well known as the original lead guitarist for the American heavy metal more.

It seems so obvious that I almost did not vote for him, but he's DAVE. I mean, megadeth without mustaine is a horrible thought that can only be achieved with this band member. It's nice that he has a solid lineup again. With Dave, we can look forward to albums for years to come. Much less with metallica. They should just make one more album then quit forever.

when he was fired out from Metallica, he thought "I just want to be better than them!"
I think he achieved it! - rock2metal

After getting fired from Metallica, he proceeded to make a band better in every way possible. That alone makes him #1.

The man is a hostile, insane, driven, angry, abusive, cold, calculating bastard... And it works for Megadeth.

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2Marty FriedmanMartin Adam "Marty" Friedman is an American guitarist, known for his tenure as the lead guitarist for heavy metal band Megadeth which spanned nearly the full decade of the 1990s, as well as Cacophony alongside Jason Becker until 1989. Friedman has resided in Tokyo, Japan since 2003, where he has hosted more.

Kinda stupid list considering that it is mustaine's band, but hiring Marty was certainly the best decision Dave made, I don't think I need to explain why. Listen to his solos on Rust in Peace; without Marty, it would not be the same...

Marty Friedman was the best guitarist Megadeth ever had (and yes that includes Dave too). I also love the fact that the top 4 members of the band are from the best lineup they ever had! Mustaine, Friedman, Junior and Menza!

Broderick is technically a better player, but Friedman is creatively better-quality over quantity any day...

Tornado of Souls is a masterpiece! - LightningBlade

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3Chris BroderickChristopher Alan Broderick is an American musician, best known as the former lead and rhythm guitarist of the American heavy metal band Megadeth.

Oh please, listen to the solo of cold sweat, would friedman be able to do that? Look friedman and broderick up on YouTube betcha can't play this and you'll see how talented broderick is

Watch his 'betcha can't do this' video on YouTube, I seriously doubt anyone but him can do it! Astonishing double handed sweep picking

4Dave Ellefson

This guy is awesome! This list is good, next to Dave Mustaine and Marty, he is the best - rock2metal

He's stable, decent musician, and survived the hurricane of DAVE MUSTAINE!

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5Nick MenzaNick Menza (1964-2016) was a professional drummer best known for his work in Megadeth from 1989-1998 and in 2004. He recorded drums on four of Megadeth's albums "Rust In Peace", "Countdown To Extinction", "Youthanasia", and "Cryptic Writings".

Only drummer that matters. Listen to the fills in 'family tree' off of youthanasia or anything else for that matter. Also cam up with many song and album ideas.

He's very underrated in every aspect. His performances are great. Try out songs like Rust In Peace... Polaris and Take No Prisoners. - LightningBlade

RIP Nick, the best drummer this band ever had. - Nintendonix

Great musician AND great attitude!

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6Gar Samuelson

Best megadeth drummer period... Saw him twice on the peace sells tour at the agora ballroom in west Hartford ct unbelievable

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7Shawn DroverShawn Drover is a Canadian musician, best known for his work with the American thrash metal band Megadeth.
8Chris PolandV1 Comment
9Jeff Young

Surprised that I didn't see him on this list. His solos on So Far, So Good... So What blew my mind when I first heard them. Had a very limited time to shine but he is an amazing guitarist. Easily my favorite Megadeth alumni.

10Kerry KingKerry Ray King is an American musician, best known as a guitarist for the American thrash metal band Slayer.

The Contenders

11Jimmy DeGrasso
12Glen DroverGlen Drover is a Canadian heavy metal musician from Missisauga, Ontario, Canada, where he currently resides.

Obviously one of the greatest guitarist. His work with Mustaine is is just an epic. Great contribution in album United Abominations. The best example of solo is The Washington is Next. With the lot of power shredding just an awesome Masterpiece.

13James MacDonough
14Kiko LoureiroPedro Henrique "Kiko" Loureiro is a Brazilian Heavy metal guitarist, best known as a member of the bands Angra and Megadeth.
15Vic Rattlehead

I think this is the best band member :)
With no doubt, he is the only one that never change his style and fans are never disappointed with him

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16Chris AdlerChristopher James Adler is an American drummer, best known as a member of the groove metal band Lamb of God.V1 Comment
17Al Pitrelli

Really underrated guitarist plays some good solos such as the one in dread and the fugitive mind

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List StatsUpdated 5 Dec 2016

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1. Marty Friedman
2. Chris Broderick
3. Gar Samuelson
1. Dave Mustaine
2. Marty Friedman
3. Nick Menza
1. Nick Menza
2. Dave Mustaine
3. Marty Friedman

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