Gar Samuelson

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Gar Samuelson
Birth nameGary Charles Samuelson
Born(1958-02-18)February 18, 1958
Dunkirk, New York, U.S.
DiedJuly 14, 1999(1999-07-14) (aged 41)
Orange City, Florida, U.S.
GenresHeavy metal, speed metal, thrash metal, jazz fusion
Years active1975–1999
LabelsCapital, Combat
Formerly ofMegadeth, Fatal Opera, The New Yorkers

Gary Charles "Gar" Samuelson (February 18, 1958 – July 14, 1999) was an American drummer. He was best remembered for being the drummer for thrash metal band Megadeth from 1984 to 1987. Samuelson played on their first two albums, Killing Is My Business... and Business Is Good! (1985) and Peace Sells... but Who's Buying? (1986). He influenced how thrash metal sounded by being one of the first drummers to use elements of jazz music while playing.[1]

Discography[change | change source]


Fatal Opera

  • Fatal Opera (1995)
  • The Eleventh Hour (1997)

References[change | change source]

  1. Talevski, Nick (2006). Knocking on Heaven's Door: Rock Obituaries. Omnibus Press. ISBN 978-1-84609-091-2.