114. Megadeth

During the early 60’s many music fans were divided musically into either the Beatles camp or the Rolling Stones camp and they despised the other fans. Nowadays, that seems a little silly, but it wasn’t that long ago that a couple of us at NIHOF remembered that the Metal community had fans divided into the Metallica and Megadeth camps as well.   When Dave Mustaine left (or was kicked out of) Metallica, he formed Megadeth which along with his former band became known as one of the “Big Four” of Thrash Metal. Megadeth kept to the Thrash playbook with a powerful sound and became very popular among the Metal set. They were as controversial as they were successful, as they were riddled with drug abuse, controversial lyrics/moments and a seemingly never ending feud with Metallica. Still together and recording and possessing a huge fan base, Megadeth may be an outside shot to be the next Metal act to get in; especially if the Hall wants to honor Mustaine who was not inducted with Metallica.   The Bullet Points:   Eligible Since: 2010   Country of Origin: U.S.A. (Los Angeles, CA)   Nominated In: Never   Why They Will Get In: The Mustaine factor works in their favor.   Why They Won’t Get In: With the exception of Metallica and Black Sabbath, Metal bands struggle to get in the Hall.   Essential Albums: Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying? (1986) Rust in Peace (1990) Countdown to Extinction (1992) Youthanasia (1994)   Our Five Favorite Songs as Chosen by Each Member of the NIHOF Committee: Peace Sells (From Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying?, 1986) Devil’s Island (From Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying?, 1986) Hangar 18 (From Rust in Peace, 1990) Tornado of Souls (From Rust in Peace, 1990) Foreclosure of A Dream (From Countdown to Extinction, 1992) {acepolls 131}

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