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Encyclopedia > Peace Sells
"Peace Sells"
Song by Megadeth
from the album Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?
Released November 1986
Recorded 1986
Genre Heavy metal
Thrash metal
Length 4:02
Label Combat Records
Writer(s) Dave Mustaine
Producer(s) Dave Mustaine and Randy Burns
Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? track listing
The Conjuring
(2)
"Peace Sells"
(3)
Devils Island
(4)

"Peace Sells" (sample ) is the name of a song by Megadeth from the album Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?, written by Dave Mustaine It is their one of their most popular songs of the album, along with Wake Up Dead. VH1 ranked it as #11 on their list of the 40 greatest metal songs of all time[1]. The opening bassline was also used as the theme for MTV News. Lyrically, it deals with disillusion, Cold War politics, and military combat, all recurring themes in Megadeth songs. It also deals with negative stereotypes about metalheads, all of which Mustaine claims are untrue. A music video was also produced for the song, which features a teenage boy watching a montage of live Megadeth performance and war footage on his living room television set. Cover of the Megadeth album Peace Sells. ... A song is a relatively short musical composition. ... Megadeth is an American thrash metal band led by founder, frontman, and songwriter Dave Mustaine. ... Peace Sells. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Heavy metals, in chemistry, are chemical elements of a particular range of atomic weights. ... Thrash metal is a subgenre of heavy metal music, one of the extreme metal subgenres that is characterised by its high speed and aggression. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... Dave Mustaine (born David Scott Mustaine on September 13, 1961 in La Mesa, California, United States) is a guitarist, songwriter, and singer. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Dave Mustaine (born David Scott Mustaine on September 13, 1961 in La Mesa, California, United States) is a guitarist, songwriter, and singer. ... Peace Sells. ... Image File history File links Peace_Sells_2004_clip. ... Megadeth is an American thrash metal band led by founder, frontman, and songwriter Dave Mustaine. ... Peace Sells. ... Dave Mustaine (born David Scott Mustaine on September 13, 1961 in La Mesa, California, United States) is a guitarist, songwriter, and singer. ... VH1 (VH-1: Video Hits One until 1994) is an American cable television channel that was created in January 1985 by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, at the time a division of Warner Communications and owners of MTV. VH1 and sister channel MTV are currently part of the MTV Networks division... MTV News is the news division of MTV, the first and most popular music television network in the U.S., as well as some of MTVs related channels around the world. ... For other uses, see Cold War (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ... A sitting room in the UK. A living room, also known as sitting room (especially in the UK), lounge room or lounge (in the United Kingdom and Australia), is a room for entertaining guests, reading, watching TV or other activities. ...


The song was also featured in the popular game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and the similar game True Crime: Streets of LA. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (released in October 2002) is the fourth video game in the hit Grand Theft Auto series. ... True Crime: Streets of LA Categories: Computer and video game stubs | 2003 computer and video games | PlayStation 2 games | Xbox games | GameCube games | Activision games | Windows games ...


Trivia

  • The music video features some inconsistency; the father, stating "I want to watch the news!," changes the television channel to a news station using the remote control. His son, replying with "This is the news!," changes it back to the Megadeth performance using the TV set's channel knob. TVs equipped a remote control do not include the old fashioned knobs and vice versa. This part of the video was parodied by comedian Brian Posehn in his Metal by Numbers video.
  • The kid in the video is wearing a Slayer t-shirt.
  • A promo video was made before the original, which shows a leather clad L.A. Rocker and he states that he 'likes that new Megadeth song yeah!' and starts singing it. It then cuts to an editing room where the actor John C. McGinley, who is mostly known as Dr.Cox on Scrubs.

A television remote control A DVD player remote control A remote control is an electronic device used for the remote operation of a machine. ... Brian Posehn (born July 6, 1966 in Sacramento, California) is an American actor and comedian, best known for his roles as mail clerk Kevin Liotta on Just Shoot Me! and as a cast member of HBOs Mr. ... Slayer is an American thrash metal band, formed in 1981 by guitarists Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King. ... John Christopher McGinley (born August 3, 1959) is an American actor, producer, and screenwriter. ... Scrubs is an Emmy Award and Peabody award-winning American situation comedy that premiered on October 2, 2001 on NBC. It was created by Bill Lawrence, who also co-created Spin City. ...

References

  1. ^ "VH1 40 Greatest Metal Songs", 1-4 May 2006, VH1 Channel, reported by VH1.com; last accessed 2006-09-10.
Megadeth
Dave Mustaine | Glen Drover | James Lomenzo | Shawn Drover
Former members: David Ellefson | Chris Poland | Gar Samuelson | Jeff Young | Chuck Behler | Nick Menza | Marty Friedman | Jimmy DeGrasso | Al Pitrelli | James MacDonough
Discography
Studio albums: Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good! | Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? | So Far, So Good... So What! | Rust in Peace | Countdown to Extinction | Youthanasia | Cryptic Writings | Risk | The World Needs a Hero | The System Has Failed | United Abominations
Live albums: Live Trax | Live Trax II | Rude Awakening | Still Alive... And Well? | Unplugged In Boston | That One Night: Live in Buenos Aires
Compilations: Capitol Punishment | Back to the Start
Extended plays: Hidden Treasures | Cryptic Sounds
Videos and DVDs: Rusted Pieces | Exposure of a Dream | Evolver: The Making of Youthanasia | Rude Awakening | Video Hits | Arsenal of Megadeth | That One Night: Live in Buenos Aires
Songs
Mechanix | Peace Sells | In My Darkest Hour | Holy Wars... The Punishment Due | Hangar 18 | Tornado of Souls | My Creation | Skin O' My Teeth | Sweating Bullets | Go To Hell | Train Of Consequences | A Tout Le Monde | Trust | Breadline | Something That I'm Not | Gears of War
Other
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  Results from FactBites:
 
Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (460 words)
The cover and the title suggest that while peace is a popular theme, if it were sold as a commodity, no one would buy it.
The song "Peace Sells" ranked #11 on VH1's 40 Greatest Metal Songs and the bassline at its beginning was used for years as the theme for MTV News.
"Peace Sells" deals with disillusion, politics, Cold War politics, and military combat, which are recurring themes in later Megadeth albums.
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