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MormonGator's wonderful dream last night

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20 minutes ago, JohnsonJones said:

I had to google this.  Sounds like quite the relationship they had in the band. 

When Metallica kicks you out of the band because you party too much, you know you have a problem.

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True metalheads probably knew all this 30 years ago, but it was news to me. I didn't know Alan Cranston was responsible for Megadeth's name.

During the seemingly endless bus ride [after getting kicked out of Metallica and being handed a ticket for a four-day [!!!] bus ride back to LA], he [Mustaine] fumed for a while, and then decided to write some new lyrics. Since he didn’t have any paper, he wrote on the back of a handbill from Senator Alan Cranston. A message on the front of the card, which referred to the stockpiling of nuclear weapons read, “The arsenal of megadeath can’t be rid.” After considerable thought, Mustaine decided the term megadeath would make a cool name for a metal band, especially if it was misspelled as Megadeth.

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