Megadeth Discography Facts


Line-ups :: Grammy Nominations :: Albums :: Singles :: Videos :: Instrumentals :: Covers :: Remixes :: Hidden Treasures :: Japanese Bonus Tracks

Line-ups
Year: Vocalist/Guitarist: Bassist: Drummer: Second Guitarist:
19841 Dave Mustaine David Ellefson Lee Raush Greg Handevidt2
1984-1986 Dave Mustaine David Ellefson Gar Samuelson Chris Poland3
19871 Dave Mustaine David Ellefson Chuck Behler Jay Reynolds
1987-1989 Dave Mustaine David Ellefson Chuck Behler Jeff Young
1989-19904 Dave Mustaine David Ellefson Nick Menza  
1990-1998 Dave Mustaine David Ellefson Nick Menza Marty Friedman
1998-2000 Dave Mustaine David Ellefson Jimmy DeGrasso Marty Friedman
2000-2002 Dave Mustaine David Ellefson Jimmy DeGrasso Al Pitrelli

1 no official recorded appearence recorded by this lineup
2 it was Kerry King of Slayer who played guitar at the first Megadeth concert
3 temporarily replaced by Mike Albert for a few months in 1985
4 the only official recorded appearence by this lineup was "No More Mr. Nice Guy" cover


Grammy Nominations
Year: Track or Album: Category: The Winner Was:
1990 Rust in Peace Best Metal Performance Metallica's "Stone Cold Crazy"
1991 Hangar 18 Best Metal Performance Metallica's Metallica
1992 Countdown to Extinction Best Metal Performance Nine Inch Nails' "Wish"
1993 Angry Again Best Metal Performance Ozzy Osbourne's "I Don't Want to Change the World"
1994 99 Ways to Die Best Metal Performance Soundgarden's "Spoon Man"
1995 Paranoid Best Metal Performance Nine Inch Nails' "Happiness in Slavery"
1997 Trust Best Metal Performance Tool's Aenima

"The first time we got nominated it was exciting. But each subsequent time it becomes less so. It got to the point where people that were in our category weren't even in the same genre." (Mustaine, 1997)


Albums
Title: Producer: Line-up: Label: Year:
Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good! Dave Mustaine and Karat Faye Mustaine, Ellefson, Poland, Samuelson Combat June 1985
Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? Dave Mustaine and Randy Burns Mustaine, Ellefson, Poland, Samuelson Capitol November 1986
So Far, So Good... So What! Dave Mustaine and Paul Lani Mustaine, Ellefson, Young, Behler Capitol January 19, 1988
Rust in Peace Mike Clink and Dave Mustaine Mustaine, Ellefson, Friedman, Menza Capitol October 2, 1990
Countdown to Extinction Max Norman and Dave Mustaine Mustaine, Ellefson, Friedman, Menza Capitol July 14, 1992
Youthanasia Max Norman and Dave Mustaine Mustaine, Ellefson, Friedman, Menza Capitol October 31, 1994
Hidden Treasures Max Norman and Dave Mustaine Mustaine, Ellefson, Friedman, Menza Capitol July 18, 1995
Cryptic Writings Dann Huff and Dave Mustaine Mustaine, Ellefson, Friedman, Menza Capitol June 17, 1997
Risk Dann Huff and Dave Mustaine Mustaine, Ellefson, Friedman, DeGrasso Capitol August 31, 1999
Capitol Punishment: The Megadeth Years Dave Mustaine and Bill Kennedy Mustaine, Ellefson, Pitrelli, DeGrasso Capitol October 24, 2000
The World Needs a Hero Dave Mustaine and Bill Kennedy Mustaine, Ellefson, Pitrelli, DeGrasso Sanctuary May 14, 2001
Rude Awakening Megadeth and Bill Kennedy Mustaine, Ellefson, Pitrelli, DeGrasso Sanctuary March 19, 2002
Still Alive... And Well? Dave Mustaine and Bill Kennedy Mustaine, Ellefson, Pitrelli, DeGrasso Sanctuary September 10, 2002


Singles
Track: Released on: Album: Year:
Wake Up Dead 12," 7" Peace Sells... December 1986
Anarchy in the UK 12," 7" So Far, So Good... So What! February 1988
Mary Jane 12," 7" So Far, So Good... So What! May 1988
No More Mr. Nice Guy CD, 12," 7" 1 January 1990
Holy Wars... The Punishment Due CD, 12," 7" Rust in Peace Semptember 1990
Hangar 18 CD, 12," 7" Rust in Peace March 1991
Symphony of Destruction CD, 12," 7" Countdown to Extinction June1992
Foreclosure of a Dream CD Countdown to Extinction October 1992
Sweating Bullets CD, 12" Countdown to Extinction January 1993
Skin O'My Teeth CD, 10," 7" Countdown to Extinction 1993
Train of Consequences CD, 12," 7" Youthanasia October 1994
A Tout Le Monde CD Youthanasia February 1995
Trust CD Cryptic Writings June 1997
Almost Honest CD Cryptic Writings September 1997
Use the Man CD Cryptic Writings 1998
A Secret Place CD Cryptic Writings 1998
Crush'em CD Risk August 1999
Breadline CD Risk 2000
Moto Psycho CD The World Needs a Hero April 2001

1 non-album single


Videos
Track: Released on: Director: Year:
Peace Sells Rusted Pieces Robert Longo 1986
Wake Up Dead Rusted Pieces Penelope Spheeris 1986
In My Darkest Hour Rusted Pieces Penelope Spheeris 1988
Anarchy in the UK Rusted Pieces David Mackie 1988
No More Mr. Nice Guy unreleased Penelope Spheeris January 1990
Holy Wars... The Punishment Due Rusted Pieces Eric Zimmerman and Benjamin Stokes 1990
Hangar 18 Rusted Pieces Paul Boyington 1990
Go to Hell Exposure of a Dream Eric Zimmerman and Eric S. Koziol 1991
Symphony of Destruction Exposure of a Dream Wayne Isham 1992
Foreclosure of a Dream Exposure of a Dream Jeff Richter 1992
Skin O'My Teeth Exposure of a Dream Eric Zimmerman and Eric S. Koziol 1992
High Speed Dirt Exposure of a Dream Eric Zimmerman and Eric S. Koziol 1992
Symphony of Destruction (Edited Gristle Mix) Exposure of a Dream Wayne Isham 1992
Sweating Bullets unreleased Wayne Isham 1993
Angry Again unreleased Wayne Isham 1993
99 Ways to Die unreleased Wayne Isham September 1994
Train of Consequences Evolver Wayne Isham December 1994
A Tout Le Monde unreleased Justin Keith 1994
Reckoning Day unreleased Jerry Behrens 1994
Trust unreleased Liz Friedlander June 1997
Almost Honest unreleased Scott Richter December 1997
A Secret Place unreleased Kyle LaBreche 1998
Insomnia unreleased Len Wiseman 1999
Crush'em unreleased Kyle LaBreche (?) August 1999
Breadline unreleased John Richards February 2000
Moto Psycho Megadeth: VH1 Behind The Music Nathan Cox April 2001


Instrumentals
Track: Relesead on: Year:
Last Rites Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good 1985
Into the Lungs of Hell So Far, So Good... So What! 1988
Almost Honest1 Cryptic Sounds 1998
Vortex1 Cryptic Sounds 1998
Trust1 Cryptic Sounds 1998
A Secret Place1 Cryptic Sounds 1998
She-wolf1 Cryptic Sounds 1998
Duke Nukem Theme Risk 1999
Silent Scorn The World Needs a Hero 2001

1 instrumental version


Covers
Track: Relesead on: Originally Relesead on: Year:
These Boots1 Killing Is My Business..., Dudes soundtrack Nancy Sinatra's Boots 1966
I Ain't Superstitious Peace Sells... Willie Dixon's I Am the Blues 1970
Anarchy in the UK So Far, So Good... So What! Sex Pistols' Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols 1979
No More Mr. Nice Guy Hidden Treasures Alice Cooper's Billion Dollar Babies 1973
Paranoid Hidden Treasures Black Sabbath's Paranoid 1970
Problems Hidden Treasures Sex Pistols' Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols 1979
Never Say Die 2 Black Sabbath's Never Say Die 1978

1 Megadeth re-recored "These Boots" for Dudes soundtrack in 1987
2 not released on any Megadeth album


Remixes
Track: Relesead on: Remixed by: Year:
Holy Wars... The Punishment Due (General Schwarzkopf Mix) Skin O'My Teeth singles Sascha and KMFDM Enterprises 1993
Symphony of Destruction (Gristle Mix) Foreclosure of a Dream singles, Sweating Bullets singles Trent Reznor 1992
Almost Honest (Remix) Mortal Kombat: Annihilation soundtrack Danny Saber 1997
I'll Get Even (Pt. 2) Songs of the Witchblade soundtrack ? 1998
Breadline (Active Mix) Breadline EP Jack Joseph Puig 2000
Insomnia (Rhys Fulber Mix) Breadline EP Rhys Fulber 2000
Crush'em (Jock Mix) Breadline EP Anthony J. Resta 2000
Crush'em (Ben Grosse Mix) 1 Ben Grosse 2000

1 not released on any Megadeth album

"We had Trent Reznor remix some singles for us. That was kind of the 'in' thing to do at the time: put out these industrial mixes of songs. We figured, "Hey, let him do it and see what happens." (Menza, 1995)


Hidden Treasures
Track: Originally Relesead on: Year:
No More Mr. Nice Guy Shocker soundtrack, No More Mr. Nice Guy singles 1990
Breakpoint Super Mario Bros soundtrack 1992
Go to Hell Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey soundtrack 1991
Angry Again Last Action Hero soundtrack 1993
99 Ways to Die Beavis and Butthead Experience soundtrack 1993
Paranoid Nativity in Black: A Tribute to Black Sabbath compilation 1994
Diadems Tales From the Crypt Presents: Demon Knight soundtrack 1995
Problems A Tout Le Monde singles 1995


Japanese Bonus Tracks
Track: Relesead on: Year:
Crown of Worms Japanese edition of Youthanasia, Train of Consequences singles 1994
New World Order Japanese edition of Hidden Treasures, A Tout Le Monde singles, Duke Nukem: Music to Score by 1995
One Thing Japanese edition of Cryptic Writings 1997
Duke Nukem Theme Japanese edition of Risk, Duke Nukem: Music to Score by 1999
Coming Home Japanese edition of The World Needs a Hero 2001

Why are there always bonus tracks on the Japanese editions of Megadeth albums?

"The reason for this is that in Japan, you can rent a CD, take it home and completely record it before returning it. This happened about 8-10 years ago and has crippled the Japanese music industry. In fact the overall sales for Japan went down 30% for the entire country in all. The bonus track is to induce the Japanese fan to buy Japanese product and thereby support commerce in their country. I have found that it doesn't really matter anyway, because the die hard fans get it no matter where they live or no matter where it comes from." (Mustaine, 2001)


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