David Mustaine (born September 13, 1968 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.
|Birth name||David Scott Mustaine|
|Born||September 13, 1968|
La Mesa, California, U.S.
|Genres||Heavy metal, thrash metal, speed metal, hard rock|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, singer-songwriter, producer, actor, author, manager|
|Instruments||Guitar, vocals, piano|
|Labels||Loud, Combat, Capitol, Sanctuary, Roadrunner|
|Associated acts||Megadeth, Metallica, MD.45|
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 1998. 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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