Dave Mustaine
Dave Mustaine (born September 13, 1961 in La Mesa, California USA) is the rhythm/lead guitarist, songwriter, and singer for the heavy metal band Megadeth. Mustaine grew up in various Southern California suburbs. He currently resides in Fallbrook, California. Mustaine was a former Metallica lead guitarist and co-songwriter in the band's early history.Following his departure from Metallica, Mustaine formed Megadeth in1983.

As one of the most commercially successful heavy metal bands of all time, Megadeth has sold more than 20 million albums worldwide, including six consecutive platinum albums, with seven consecutive Grammy nominations for Best Metal Performance. In the band's 23 active years, Megadeth has had 20 official members, with Dave Mustaine remaining as the driving force, main songwriter, and sole original member. Megadeth is hailed as one of the bands responsible for creating and popularizing the genre in the 1980s.