01.9.20

Megadeth First Rehearsals

Throwback to Megadeth’s first rehearsals at Curly Joe’s studio, in an old brewery close to downtown LA, off the 5 fwy.

Lee Rausch on drums and Kerry King on guitar, and the place where Dave Mustaine became the singer for Megadeth on New Year’s Eve 83-84, after yet another lead singer flaked out and failed to show up for an audition. Dave literally taped the lyrics to the mic stand and sang!

Curly Joe’s is where we auditioned Kerry King (among others) and rehearsed for the debut shows in Feb & April 1984. It was through Curly Joe’s that we met our first manager, Jay Jones, who then Introduced us to Gar Samuelson and Chris Poland.

We used Curly Joe’s studio from late 1983 to mid 1984, and then relocated our rehearsals to Mars Studio in Hollywood by mid 1985.

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