Megadeth has had some kind of history, even for one of the world’s most iconic thrash metal bands—starting with how founder Dave Mustaine partied too hard to be in Metallica, and then rocketing through the kind of high highs and low lows that make even Motley Crue’s upanddown history seem a little sedate. When they shredded, they shredded to a point just past the prior theoretical limits of human shreddery, and when they hit hard times (like the longshot accident that came out of nowhere to temporarily eliminate Mustaine’s ability to play guitar), they left a giant smoking crater. From Mustaine’s rating as the greatest metal guitarist ever to Mustaine’s, shall we say, "unpredictable" politics prompting no less than Gwar’s extraterrestrial hellbeast front man Oderus Urungus demanding he “shut the fuck up,” it’s been nothing less than fascinating.
Tue., Dec. 17, 8 p.m., 2013
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