Dave Mustaine

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Dave Mustaine
Mustaine performing with Megadeth in 2010.
Background information
Birth name David Scott Mustaine
Born (1961-09-13) September 13, 1961 (age 56)
La Mesa, California, U.S.
Genres Heavy metal, thrash metal, speed metal, hard rock
Occupations Musician, singer-songwriter, producer, actor, author, manager
Instruments Guitar, vocals, piano
Years active 1978–present
Labels Loud, Combat, Capitol, Sanctuary, Roadrunner
Associated acts Megadeth, Metallica, MD.45
Website www.megadeth.com
Notable instruments
Jackson King V Signature model
ESP DV8 Signature model
Various Dean VMNT Signature model

David Mustaine (born September 13, 1961 in La Mesa, California) is the lead guitarist, songwriter and singer for the heavy metal band Megadeth. Mustaine was also a former Metallica guitarist and co-songwriter in the band's early history. He was fired from the band due to his drug and alcohol addictions.[1]. In an interview, he said he wanted to marry a girl called Claudia.

Early life[change | change source]

David Mustaine was born in La Mesa, California, to Emily (née David) and John Mustaine. His father was of French and Finnish descent and his mother was Jewish.[2][3][not in the source given] He was brought up as a Jehovah's Witness.[4]

Personal life[change | change source]

Mustaine married Pamela Anne Casselberry in 1991.[5] They have a son, Justice Mustaine who also plays guitar and has appeared in several local theatrical productions,[6] and a daughter, Electra Nicole Mustaine.

In 2011, Mustaine said that his neck and spine condition, known as stenosis was caused by many years of headbanging.[7]

Notes[change | change source]

  1. "Dave Mustaine". MetWorld. Retrieved 2009-10-26. 
  2. "See Dave Mustaine's 10 Most Prized Possessions (Including Mini Horse!)". Spin. November 21, 2011. Retrieved December 30, 2014. 
  3. "Yahoo! Groups". Groups.yahoo.com. June 22, 2005. Retrieved August 4, 2014. 
  4. Bresky, Ben (August 8, 2005). Megadeth Play Israel
  5. "Dave Mustaine Says That He Knows That He Doesn't Make Lars Ulrich "Comfortable" | Rock News | Eddie Trunk". Web.archive.org. Archived from the original on 2009-09-13. Retrieved 2014-08-04. 
  6. [1] San Diego Reader, Dave Mustaine Bio
  7. "Ouch! Headbanging Hurts… « 100.7 WZLX". Wzlx.cbslocal.com. 2011-11-07. Retrieved 2014-08-04. 

Other websites[change | change source]

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