Greg Handevidt

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Greg Handevidt
Cir. 1987
Background information
Birth name Gregory Lee Handevidt
Born (1965-02-26) February 26, 1965 (age 49)
Concord, California
Genres Thrash metal, speed metal, hard rock, heavy metal
Instruments Guitar vocals
Years active 1983–1989
Labels New Renaissance Records
Associated acts Megadeth, Kublai Khan

Greg Handevidt was born in 1965 in Concord, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area. His family later moved to Jackson, Minnesota where he met David Ellefson when they were 10 years old. Shortly after graduating from high school, the two moved to Hollywood, CA in order to pursue careers in music. They rented an apartment directly below the apartment where Dave Mustaine lived. Dave Mustaine had parted ways with Metallica only weeks earlier. Mustaine, Ellefson and Handevidt then formed Megadeth. Shortly thereafter, Dijon Carruthers joined the band on drums. Only months after Megadeth was formed, Handevidt returned to Minnesota. He moved to Marshall, Minnesota where, in 1985, he formed Kublai Khan with Kevin Idso, John Fedde and Michael Liska. The band opened for numerous national and international acts such as King Diamond, Kreator, Voivod and Metal Church. Kublai Khan played underground for some time until their 1987 debut album, Annihilation. Despite the recording being met with very good reviews, Kublai Khan disbanded 2 years later. In 1989, Handevidt joined the military and served in the U.S. Navy until 1998. Today, Greg Handevidt is an attorney licensed to practice law in California and Minnesota. He resides, with his family, in Minnesota.[1][2][3]


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  2. ^ "Kublai Khan - Thrash metal band from USA". Tartarean Desire. Retrieved 2014-06-26. 
  3. ^ The State Bar of California. "State Bar of CA: Gregory Lee Handevidt". Retrieved 2014-06-26.