Dave Mustaine


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Dave Mustaine

Vital Stats

DOB: September 13
Birthplace: La Mesa, California
Height: 6’
Weight: 185 lbs.
Eyes: Hazel
Hair: Strawberry Blonde/Red
Status: Married
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.
Season: Summer
Number: 13
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.


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