12 Daves Of Christmas: 6 - Dave Mustaine

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Mustaine's warts n' all career has long been pored over, but what's been true all along is his talents as a guitarist. Although he seems to have mellowed with age, there's still plenty of venom in his technique, and you can see them for yourselves when The Big Four (comprising Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax) play Sonisphere on 8 July 2011.

Did You Know?

Dave never actually appeared on any official Metallica album - although can be heard on the No Life 'til Leather bootleg.