DOB: September 13
Birthplace: La Mesa, California
Weight: 185 lbs.
Hair: Strawberry Blonde/Red
Siblings: Three sisters
First Band: Panic
Other Bands: Metallica, MD.45
Band/Album: AC/DC - Let There Be Rock, Led Zeppelin - Presence
Movie: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, Tombstone, and Casino Royale
Meal/Food: Mexican, English Breakfast, Italian, and Sushi
Book: "The Art of War" by Sun Tzu, my memoirs, "Dante's Inferno" by Dante Alighieri, "The Prince" by Machiavelli, and the Bible.
Recently Read: "Killing Lincoln", "Killing Kennedy", and "Killing Jesus" by Bill O'Reilly, "Coward" by Glenn Beck, "Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior In Company and Conversation" by George Washington, "The Way Of The Peaceful Warrior" by Dan Millman, and "Zen and the Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance" by Robert M. Pirsig.
Historical Figure: Jesus Christ, King David, King Arthur, Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday.
Holiday: Christmas, Independence Day - July 4th, and Thanksgiving
Megadeth solo: Holy Wars
Venue: Nationally - Cox Arena, San Diego, California; Internationally - Buenos Aires
TV shows: Get Smart, and the Twilight Zone (the old ones)
Hobbies: Cars, surfing, martial art, yoga
Cliché: "it is what it is", "a pig is a pig and that's that!", "I know, huh?"
Guitar: My new Zero
Sport: Mixed Martial Art
Album cover from a band: AC/DC Let There Be Rock.
Piece of technology: My cell phone
Vacation spot: Marbella, Spain
Websites: Here and the MFC.
Christmas/holiday song: Happy Birthday
Song from Dystopia: Currently tied with The Threat Is Real, and Poisonous Shadows.
Most memorable concert: The first RIP Anniversary tour date with David Ellefson.
What do you like to do to relax while touring: Study, focus on my health, read a lot.
Occupation if not a musician: To teach
Musical Influences: Jimmy Page, Brian Tatler, and Angus Young.
First concert ever seen: KISS at Anaheim Stadium 1976
Fondest memory: Getting my own label on Universal!
Advice to other bands/musicians: It's easier to turn a no into a yes, than a yes into a no.
Most memorable tour story/experience: The 'Countdown' signs in Colombia.
Most important life lesson: Love God, family is the most important thing in life, without your fans you are nothing, and it's easier to understand than to be understood.
Who would you want to play you in a movie? Gary Oldman except he is getting a bit too old to play a young me.
Morning person or night owl? Night owl that stays up til morning.
Where/when would you go in a time machine? Back to when I was four and keep my parents together.
Who do you think Vic Rattlehead was when he was alive? What do you mean "was" alive?
What 3 items would you want with you on a desert island other than food and water? Sunscreen, WiFi, and a helicopter.
What is the last book you read? Hooked on Phonics for Adults.
What is your must-have travel item when you’re on tour? ID.
What is your favorite part of the process when you’re recording or preparing to record an album? The candy in the studios.
- Dean Guitars Dave Mustaine Signature VMNT
Dean Guitars Dave Mustaine Signature Zero XO
Dean Guitars Dave Mustaine Signature Mako acoustic
Seymour Duncan LiveWire Dave Mustaine Active Humbucker Pickups
TonePros Guitar hardware
- Cleartone .73mm
- Cleartone Strings - custom gauged .011 - .054 for D tuning, .010 - .052 for E tuning
- Fractal Audio Axe FX II Preamp
- Marshall JVM410H 100 Watt Amp
- Marshall EL34 100/100 Dual Monobloc Power Amp
Mics for Cabinets:
- Shure KSM 32 and SM 57
Other Effects/Rack Equipment:
- Rocktron All Access MIDI Controller
- Rocktron Midi Raider
- Rocktron HUSH noise reduction unit
- Furman PL Plus Power Conditioner
- Mogami Cables
- Shure In-Ear Monitor System
- Radial Engineering JDX Reactor direct box
- Whirlwind MultiSelector
- Shure UHF-R Wireless Guitar System
- GrooveTubes Amplifier tubes
- Hercules Guitar stands
- Shure Microphone (SM-58 for vocals)
- Dean Guitars Dave Mustaine Signature VMNT
DOB: 16/ june 1972
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro
Weight: 80kg 179lb
Siblings: Sister, Ana Beatriz Loureiro and Brother, Zeca loureiro
First Band: Angra
Band/Album: Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti
Meal/Food: Brazilian Churrasco
Book: Jose Saramago – Death with Interruptions
Politician: ------ years of disappointment... hard to answer that one
Historical Figure: Robespierre
Megadeth solo: Tornado Of Souls
Venue: Anyone in Japan
TV shows: House of Cards / Narcos
Hobbies: Play piano : )
Guitar: Ibanez KIKO100
Vacation spot: Jericoacoara BR
Websites: Seth Godin blog.
Song from Dystopia: Poisonous Shadows
Most memorable concert: Angra Le Zenith Paris 1999 with Bruce Dickinson and Megadeth Wembley
What do you like to do to relax while touring: Read and Skype with family
Occupation if not a musician: Molecular Biologist
Musical Influences: Too many to mention.. Villa Lobos, Led Zeppelin, Allan holdsworth...
First concert ever seen: Venom and Exciter (my first metal international one)
Fondest memory: My daughter’s birth
Advice to other bands/musicians: "Believe in your Dreams" or "do what you love" only works if you work hard, be humble to always learn, develop an strategy and execute it
Most memorable tour story/experience: First leg of Dystopia tour in Oct/Nov 2015
Most important life lesson: Be vulnerable
Who would you want to play you in a movie? Rodrigo Santoro
Morning person or night owl? Night!
Where/when would you go in a time machine? Watch Leonardo Da Vinci or Mozart working.
What 3 items would you want with you on a desert island other than food and water? An yacht... if not possible an acoustic guitar, survival kit
What is the last book you read? What to do when it’s your turn - Seth Godin.
What is your must-have travel item when you’re on tour? Computer, book, musical instrument
What is your favorite part of the process when you’re recording or preparing to record an album? composing, creating the first ideas.
DOB: November 12
Birthplace: Jackson, MN
Weight: 160 lbs.
Children: Roman and Athena
First Band: TOZ
Other Bands: F5
Band/Album: Judas Priest Unleashed In The East Movie: The Great OZ
Book: The Firm by John Girsham
Historical Figure: Steve Jobs
Megadeth Solo: "Super Collider" and "Burn"
Venue: Wherever I'm at that night!
TV Shows: Saturday Night Live
Hobbies: Sports with my kids, charity work
Cliché: "it is what it is and it aint what you thought it'd be"
Bass Guitar: Jackson Signature Concert and Kellybird basses
Album cover from a band: Judas Priest "Unleashed In The East"
Piece of technology: iPhone
Vacation Spot: Costa Rica
Christmas/holiday song: Angels We Have Heard On High
Song from Dystopia: Post American World
Most memorable concert: "Rust In Peace Live"
What do you like to do to relax while touring: Watch movies, go to the gym
Occupation if not a musician: Communications person
Musical Influences: KISS, Al Dimeola, Judas Priest, Stanley Clarke, AC/DC
First concert ever seen: Kiss "Rock and Roll Over"
Fondest memory: Watching my children grow up
Advice to other bands/musicians: Play for the enjoyment of it....the audience can tell!
Most memorable tour story/experience: Gigantour 2012
Most Important Life Lesson: Keep all doors open, always.
Who would you want to play you in a movie? Owen Wilson
Morning person or night owl? Night owl
Where/when would you go in a time machine? To another dimension of existence
Who do you think Vic Rattlehead was when he was alive? A bad dude!
What 3 items would you want with you on a desert island other than food and water? iPhone, coffee and sunscreen
What is the last book you read? Dean Koontz
What is your must-have travel item when you’re on tour? Laptop and iPhone
What is your favorite part of the process when you’re recording or preparing to record an album? Trying new ideas in the studio because some of the best inspiration happens on the spot.
- Jackson David Ellefson Signature Concert Basses; four and five string
- Jackson Signature Kelly Bird basses; four and five string
- Jim Dunlop Tortex .83
- SIT Signature Nickel four and five string sets
- 2 Hartke KILO Bass amplifiers
- 2 Hartke HX810 HyDrive cabinets
Mics for Cabinets & DI:
- Countryman DI
- Shure SM57
Other Effects/Rack Equipment:
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 148 lbs.
Siblings: None, but my cousin Sam is like my brother.
First Band: Scarve
Other Bands: Soilwork, Bent Sea
Band/Album: Napalm Death - Scum, Fredrik Thordendal’s Special Defects - Sol Niger Within, Godflesh - Selfless
Movies: Inception, Interstellar, Alien, Prometheus, Monty Python’s Holy Grail
Meal/Food: Anything vegetarian or vegan
Book: Clive Barker’s Books of Blood
Historical Figure: Jacques Cousteau, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Rob Stewart
Megadeth solo: Conquer or Die!
Venue: I like playing everywhere and anywhere
TV shows: Breaking Bad, Monty Python’s Flying Circus, American Ninja Warrior
Hobbies: Relaxing with my wife and pets, Dark Souls, and drumming, of course.
Cliché: "A man's gotta do what he's gotta do"
Sport: Skateboarding, track and field, fitness
Piece of technology: Skype
Vacation spot: Iceland
Websites: seashepherd.org, oceana.org, YouTube
Christmas/holiday song: Jimmy Butler "Trim Your Tree"
Song from Dystopia: The Threat Is Real
Most memorable concert: Graspop 2016 with my family watching from side stage.
What do you like to do to relax while touring: Listening to music, sightseeing, finding good records and strong coffee.
Occupation if not a musician: Husband and animal dad.
Musical Influences: Prince, Dave Lombardo, Chad Smith, Napalm Death, Godflesh, Beastie Boys, Björk and many, many more…
First concert ever seen: Public Enemy, Paris, 1991
Fondest memory: Marrying Hannah Verbeuren.
Advice to other bands/musicians: Practice, Patience and Perseverance!
Most memorable tour story/experience: Ozzfest 2005
Most important life lesson: Listen, keep an open mind, and enjoy every day to the fullest.
Morning person or night owl? Depends on the timezone I happen to be in.
Where/when would you go in a time machine? To a time when humanity has abandoned cruelty and learned to treat Earth and its inhabitants with respect and kindness.
Who do you think Vic Rattlehead was when he was alive? I see him as Dave’s alter ego and a pretty badass dude!
What 3 items would you want with you on a desert island other than food and water? Pillow, boombox and a ticket home.
What is the last book you read? Neil Gaiman American Gods
What is your must-have travel item when you’re on tour? iPod
What is your favorite part of the process when you’re recording or preparing to record an album? Coming up with a sick beat/riff/lyric and fine-tuning a song structure to perfection.
- Tama Starclassic Performer Birch/Bubinga
- Tama Dirk Verbeuren Signature Model
- Tama Drummer's Glove