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Chris Poland

01 Dec 1957
United States United States


Member of

Megadeth (guitars, background vocals)
2004 - 2004, 1983 - 1987


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Chris Poland (born as Christopher Poland on December 1, 1957) is a jazz - fusion guitar player. He started playing in high school in Dunkirk, New York in the rock/jazz band called Welkin. 1977-1982 the fusion band the New Yorkers and is mostly known for playing in the thrash metal band Megadeth between 1984 and 1987.

Chris recorded two albums with Megadeth; Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good! (1985) and Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?(1986). Chris was dismissed from Megadeth after a show in Hawaii (along with the band's drummer Gar Samuelson) under suspicion of stealing and selling band gear to fund heroin addiction. After leaving Megadeth, Chris was successfully treated for substance abuse and joined punk rock legends The Circle Jerks as a bass player.

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