Dave MustaineLead vocals, guitar
Dave EllefsonBass, vocals
Gar SamuelsondDrums1984-1987
Chris PolandGuitar1984-1987
Nick MenzaDrums1989–1998
Marty FriedmanGuitar1990–2000
Jimmy DeGrassoDrums1998-2002
Shawn DroverDrums2004-2014
Chris BroderickGuitar2008-2014
Kiko LoureiroGuitar2015-
Dirk VerbeurenDrums2016-
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Lita FordSongwriter Interviews

Lita talks about how they wrote songs in The Runaways, and how she feels about her biggest hit being written by somebody else.

Don FelderSongwriter Interviews

Don breaks down "Hotel California" and other songs he wrote as a member of the Eagles. Now we know where the "warm smell of colitas" came from.

Charles FoxSongwriter Interviews

After studying in Paris with a famous composition teacher, Charles became the most successful writer of TV theme songs.

Dean Friedman - "Ariel"They're Playing My Song

Dean's saga began with "Ariel," a song about falling in love with a Jewish girl from New Jersey.

Deconstructing Doors Songs With The Author Of The Doors ExaminedSong Writing

Doors expert Jim Cherry, author of The Doors Examined, talks about some of their defining songs and exposes some Jim Morrison myths.

Meshell NdegeocelloSongwriter Interviews

Meshell Ndegeocello talks about recording "Wild Night" with John Mellencamp, and explains why she shied away from the spotlight.