Best Megadeth Band Members

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 David Scott "Dave" Mustaine (born September 13, 1961) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, actor and author. Mustaine is best known as a pioneer in Thrash Metal, being the former lead guitarist of Metallica before his dismissal in 1983, leading to finding and becoming the front man of his own more.

Dave again

This guy is such a god! It makes sense he is number 1!

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.

I don't know do I regret or grateful dave mustaine is kicked out of metallica

2 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 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!

Probably the tastiest soloist in all of thrash metal.

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

3 Dave Ellefson

One of my favorite bassists, and he’s hot.

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!

4 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.

One of my favourite drummers. And as a straight dude, he's pretty hot

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

Great musician AND great attitude!

5 Gar Samuelson

The best Megadeth's drummer.

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

6 Chris Poland

Chris Poland > Chris Broderick

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

7 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.

Cold sweat is a thin lizzy song. Listen to oriinal john sykes solo 1000 times better. So is not a Broderick solo

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

8 Kiko Loureiro Pedro Henrique "Kiko" Loureiro is a Brazilian Heavy metal guitarist, best known as a member of the bands Angra and Megadeth.

Kiko is the best guitar player ever.

9 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

10 Shawn Drover Shawn Drover is a Canadian musician, best known for his work with the American thrash metal band Megadeth.

The Contenders

11 Jimmy DeGrasso

Menza was great and so was Shawn Drover. But Jimmy is the best Megadeth drummer ever. She wolf, Trust, Dread and the Fugitive mind! A legend

Incredible drummer. See his live performance on Rude Awakening and drum solo on She-Wolf

12 Chris Adler Christopher James Adler is an American drummer, best known as a member and founder of the groove metal band Lamb of God, and Grammy Award winning member of Megadeth.
13 Dirk Verbeuren
14 James MacDonough
15 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.

16 Chuck Behler

He is an amazing drummer

17 Al Pitrelli

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

18 Kerry King Kerry Ray King is an American musician, best known as a guitarist for the American thrash metal band Slayer.
19 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.

20 David Ellefson David Warren "Dave" Ellefson is an American bassist and co-founding member of the American thrash metal band Megadeth from 1983-2002 and again from 2010-present.
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