Dave Mustaine of Megadeth was born on this day, September 13th in 1961, which makes him just a wee bit younger than me (bastard). I had dinner with Dave once and, aside from being hilarious and a super nice guy, I can tell you that he has (or at least had) the most beautiful hair in Rock. I bet he is a Pantene guy, for sure. Happy Birthday, Dave!
Given their shared preoccupation with kidnapping, family dysfunction and untimely death, it’s sort of surprising that Lifetime and Megadeth don’t share more fans. Can you tell the difference between the titles of Lifetime movies and Megadeth songs? Take Mental Floss Dot Com’s fun Lunchtime Quiz: Lifetime Movie Title or Megadeth Song? now!
The March 2009 issue of Modern Drummer features a cover story tribute to the late Earl Palmer, as well as a rockin’ feature on Ronnie Vanucci of The Killers and my update on metal master Jimmy DeGrasso (Megadeth, Alice Cooper, Ozzy). Read the entire issue online at This Link!