You’ve seen him: touring with metal band Megadeth
You know him: from his days as lead guitarist of Metallica
You want him: for entertainment, male demographic, music
Founder, guitarist and lead singer of Megadeth Dave Mustaine is rockin’ out on SponsoredTweets. Dave got his first taste of metal fame when he joined Metallica as their first lead guitarist in 1981 after answering their audition ad placed in a local newspaper. Dave also co-wrote six of the band’s songs – “The Four Horsemen,” “Jump in the Fire,” “Phantom Lord,” “Metal Militia,” “Ride the Lightning” and “The Call of Ktulu.”
In 1983, Dave left Metallica and created the band Fallen Angels, which eventually molded into Megadeth. The band went on to release a total of 14 studio albums, the most recent being Super Collider, which dropped in June 2013. To date, Dave is the only member of Megadeth to appear on every one of the band’s recordings.
In August 2010, Dave released his autobiography Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir. On Dec. 10, 2011, as part of Metallica’s 30th anniversary celebration at the Fillmore in San Francisco, Mustaine reunited with the band to play several songs, including “Phantom Lord” and “Jump in the Fire.”
Now, Dave is on his latest installment of his Gigantour Tour, which he has been personally putting together since 2005 to showcase a diverse array of heavy metal bands. When Dave’s not on tour, he spends time with his wife Pamela Anne Casselberry and his two children, son Justis David and daughter Electra Nicole.