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.. In an interview, he said he wanted to marry a girl called Claudia.
Mustaine performing with Megadeth in 2010.
|Birth name||David Scott Mustaine|
|Born||September 13, 1961|
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|
|Labels||Loud, Combat, Capitol, Sanctuary, Roadrunner|
|Associated acts||Megadeth, Metallica, MD.45|
|Jackson King V Signature model|
ESP DV8 Signature model
Various Dean VMNT Signature model
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.[not in the source given] He was brought up as a Jehovah's Witness.
Mustaine married Pamela Anne Casselberry in 1991. They have a son, Justice Mustaine who also plays guitar and has appeared in several local theatrical productions, and a daughter, Electra Nicole Mustaine.
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