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Ex-Megadeth Drummer Collapses on Stage, Dies

Nick Menza apparently suffered a fatal heart attack

(Newser) - Nick Menza, former drummer for the influential metal band Megadeth, died after collapsing on stage during a performance of his progressive jazz trio in Southern California, a family spokesman said Sunday. Menza's latest band OHM was three songs into a semi-regular set at a Los Angeles-area club Saturday night... More »

Megadeth Singer's Mother-in-Law Is Missing

Sally Estabrook has Alzheimer's, last seen Saturday

(Newser) - Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine's mother-in-law has gone missing from a San Diego-area campground. Sally Estabrook, 75, has Alzheimer's, and was last seen around 4pm Saturday at the Pinezanita RV Park & Campgrounds in Julian. Her husband says he got out of the shower to find her gone, NBC... More »

Megadeth Singer: Obama 'Staged' Mass Shootings

Prez masterminded killings to pass gun ban, Mustaine claims

(Newser) - We could have guessed that Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine wasn't a big fan of Barack Obama—he did kind-of endorse Rick Santorum in February —but his latest diatribe against the president made his feelings crystal clear. At a concert in Singapore, Mustaine accused Obama of "staging" the... More »

Megadeth Frontman Hails Santorum

But it's not an endorsement, Dave Mustaine says

(Newser) - Rick Santorum and heavy metal—together at last? Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine took a look at the GOP field in an interview with Music Radar and picked Santorum over too-rich Mitt Romney, too out-there Ron Paul, and "angry little man" Newt Gingrich. Mustaine, who founded Megadeth after getting kicked... More »

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