Veteran metal superstars, Megadeth, have decided to call it quits after nearly 20 years together. According to Launch.com, the reason for the groupís demise stems from vocalist / guitarist Dave Mustaineís January injury, which caused severe damage to the frontmanís left arm and hand. Mustaine began his career with Metallica but was fired from the group in 1983, leading to the creation of his legendary, multi-platinum selling, Grammy nominated act, Megadeth. The band released a greatest hits package in March titled Rude Awakening and a VHS / DVD of the same name this Tuesday (April 9).
The following was included in a written statement released by Dave Mustaine:
"I have had a terrific time singing and playing for you while I was in Megadeth. I am truly grateful for all the numerous gold, platinum, and multiplatinum records I have been awarded, as well as the many international record awards. And I can never thank you, our fans past and present, enough for your loyalty and affection over the years. My immediate goals now are to do what I can to make something good come out of this terrible situation. First and foremost, I want to use this opportunity to devote more time, energy, and attention to my wife Pam and my two children, Justis and Electra."