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Megadeth performing in San Antonio, Texas

Megadeth
Megadeth performing during the River City Rockfest at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas on May 29, 2016, with Dave Mustaine, Kiko Loureiro, David Ellefson, and Dirk Verbeuren.
Megadeth is an American heavy metal band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1983 with its roots in thrash metal, a genre that its founder, singer/songwriter and guitarist Dave Mustaine helped pioneer. The band has since released 14 studio albums. Mustaine's musical roots began early on listening to AC/DC and Led Zeppelin, and took form in the New Wave of British Heavy Metal when he co-founded Metallica.

Megadeth emerged in 1985 at the forefront of the thrash/speed metal scene with their seminal debut "Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good", and continued on a blistering path of albums and tours throughout the decade. The nickname "world's state-of-the-art speed metal band" and the critic-coined "intellectual thrash metal" were often used to describe Megadeth's sound, referring to Mustaine's niche for angry, witty, intelligent lyrics about topics like politics, drugs and war, fused with aggressive, intricate guitar structures and a jazz-influenced rhythm section. (Source: Artist)
The fourth annual Bud Light River City Rockfest was held over Memorial Day weekend and had over 27,800 in attendance. This surpasses last year's attendance of 26,000 and 23,000 and 14,000 the previous years. The festival had four stages.

Fan Duel Stage
Lynnwood King & The Revival, Mud River, Donella Drive, The Heroine, Wild Throne

AA Best Bail Bonds Stage
Red Sun Rising, Devildriver, Texas Hippie Coalition, The Sword, Hatebreed, P.O.D., Sevendust

Bud Light Stage
Avatar, Pop Evil, Hellyeah, Sixx:AM, Bullet For My Valentine, Megadeth, Scorpions, Disturbed

In addition, the festival included the Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow that had three performances throughout the day.

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