Dave Mustaine – Megadeth

Dave Mustaine

  • 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, and "The Prince" by Machiavelli.
  • Recently Read:
    "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:
    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:
  • Number:
  • Piece of technology:
    My cell phone
  • Vacation Spot:
    Marbella, Spain
  • Websites:
    Here and the Megadeth Cyber Army
  • 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:
  • What is your favorite part of the process when you’re recording or preparing to record an album:
    The candy in the studios.