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Dave Mustaine

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Hometown La Mesa, California

David Scott "Dave" Mustaine is the founder, main songwriter, rhythm guitarist and lead guitarist, and lead vocalist for the American thrash metal band Megadeth. Prior to Megadeth, Mustaine was the first lead guitarist and a co-songwriter of the heavy metal band Metallica until he was fired from the band in 1983. In 2009, he was ranked No. 1 in Joel McIver's book The 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists.… Read More

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    Fling 2010
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  • Heather Keckler
    Dated 2000 - 2006
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  • Pamela Casselberry
    Married 1991
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    Married 1989 - 2006
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  • Doro
    Dated 1988
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  • Diana Aragon
    Dated 1983 - 1988
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    George Jones Tribute Concert Features Stars Aplenty
    Huffington Post - Nov 23, 2013
  • Binky Philips: "Louder Than Hell The Definitive Oral History Of Metal": Go Buy This... Please!
    Huffington Post - Aug 09, 2013
  • Dave Mustaine And Kenny G Spoof Men's Warehouse Ads
    Rolling Stone - Jun 24, 2013
  • Slash, Dave Mustaine And More React To Jeff Hanneman's Death
    Rolling Stone - May 03, 2013

Timeline

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CHILDHOOD

1961 Birth Born on September 13, 1961.

TEENAGE

1981 19 Years Old In 1981, Mustaine left Panic to join Metallica as the lead guitarist. … Read More

TWENTIES

Mustaine's membership in Metallica ended before recording Kill 'Em All in 1983. … Read More
1984 - 1986 3 More Events
1987 25 Years Old In February 1987, Megadeth opened for Alice Cooper on his Constrictor tour. … Read More
1991 29 Years Old 1 More Event
Also in 1991, Mustaine collaborated with Sean Harris from Diamond Head on the track "Crown of Worms". (Mustaine would later appear on Diamond Head's reformation album Death and Progress.) Mustaine's wife, Pamela, gave birth to their son Justis on February 11, 1992. … Read More

THIRTIES

1993 31 Years Old In 1993, Mustaine guested on a new album by one of the bands who had influenced his own sound: Diamond Head. … Read More
1996 34 Years Old A Grammy nomination for "Paranoid" began 1996 for Megadeth. … Read More
1998 36 Years Old Mustaine's daughter, Electra Mustaine, was born on January 28, 1998, the same month that "Trust" was nominated for a Grammy. … Read More
1999 37 Years Old …  There were few other highlights in the Megadeth world in 1999, a year that ended with Marty Friedman announcing his departure from the band. … Read More

FORTIES

The early part of 2002 saw the release of a remixed and re-mastered Killing Is My Business with bonus tracks and expanded packaging, followed by Rude Awakening.
2004 42 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2004 Mustaine oversaw the remixing and re-mastering of Megadeth's entire Capitol Records catalog. … Read More
During 2005 Gigantour Mustaine brought a "spiritual counselor" to help him avoid the problems that almost cost him his life due to his prior drug addictions. … Read More
2006 - 2008 3 More Events
…  He has also used the guitar in the later dates of the 2009 Endgame tour and continues to use it to this day. … Read More
2010 48 Years Old The Dean Zero debuted in 2010 with Dean guitars was a unique new shape for Dave, resembling the Gibson Explorer with sharper points.
2011 49 Years Old 1 More Event
In addition, Mustaine has made several comments critical of president Barack Obama, calling him "the most divisive president we've ever had" in 2011, and commenting that he believed that Obama was born outside of the United States during a March 2012 interview on George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight.

FIFTIES

In 2012, on KIRO-FM he was asked if he supports gay marriage and replied: "Well, since I'm not gay, the answer to that would be no." … Read More
2014 52 Years Old On October 4, 2014, Mustaine's Alzheimer's-afflicted mother-in-law went missing from a campground. … Read More
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