“Holy Wars...The Punishment Due”
Although not often considered a "prog metal band," Megadeth has penned some very complex compositions over the years - tops being "Holy Wars...The Punishment Due." And the song's lyrics were inspired by a true story - Dave Mustaine misunderstood the background of two factions feuding in Ireland over religion, and made a comment on stage that sounded like he sided with one of them. As Mustaine recalled to Guitar World, "The audience split into two halves, with the Catholics on one side and the Protestants on the other, and it gets ugly. We had to be escorted out of town in a bulletproof bus." In the song's accompanying video, all four Megadeth members perform "Holy Wars...The Punishment Due" completely shirtless.