Best Megadeth Band Members

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

The Top Ten

1 Dave Mustaine Dave Mustaine ...read 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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2 Marty Friedman Marty Friedman Martin 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 ...read 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...

I think the 1990s era megadeth lineup is the best, and Marty Friedman. Nick Menza,junior, and Dave is the true image of megadeth.

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3 Dave Ellefson

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

Great bass player and great backing vocalist

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

Great bassist! He's really funny and cool too!

4 Nick Menza Nick Menza Nick 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.

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

Great musician AND great attitude!

R.I.P nick menza

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5 Chris Broderick Chris Broderick Christopher 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

6 Chris Poland

Does anybody remember what he did on peace sells? apparently not because he is an absolute legend

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7 Gar 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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8 Shawn Drover Shawn Drover Shawn Drover is a Canadian musician, best known for his work with the American thrash metal band Megadeth.
9 Kiko Loureiro Kiko Loureiro Pedro Henrique "Kiko" Loureiro is a Brazilian Heavy metal guitarist, best known as a member of the bands Angra and Megadeth.
10 Jimmy DeGrasso

The Contenders

11 Vic Rattlehead

Lol, this is their fictional mascot so why is he even on the list? He's not even real!

Deserves top 5 alongside mustaine & friedman...

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

12 Chris Adler Chris Adler Christopher James Adler is an American drummer, best known as a member of the groove metal band Lamb of God. V 1 Comment
13 James MacDonough
14 Jeff 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.

15 Glen Drover Glen Drover Glen 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.

16 Al Pitrelli

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

17 Kerry King Kerry King Kerry Ray King is an American musician, best known as a guitarist for the American thrash metal band Slayer.
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3. Nick Menza
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