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Dave Mustaine
Mustaine performing with Megadeth in 2010.
Background information
Birth name David Scott Mustaine
Born September 13, 1961 (1961-09-13) (age 60)
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
Years active 1978–present
Labels Loud, Combat, Capitol, Sanctuary, Roadrunner
Associated acts Megadeth, Metallica, MD.45

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.

Early life

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. He was brought up as a Jehovah's Witness.

Personal life

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.

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

In June 2019, Mustaine announced that he had been diagnosed with throat cancer.

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