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Dave Mustaine

1961 - Today

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David Scott Mustaine (born September 13, 1961) is an American musician. He is the co-founder, lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and primary songwriter of the thrash metal band Megadeth, as well as their sole consistent member. Mustaine has released sixteen studio albums with Megadeth, sold over 50 million albums worldwide, with six albums platinum-certified, and won a Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance in 2017 at the 59th Grammy Awards, for the title track of their fifteenth studio album, Dystopia.Prior to forming Megadeth, Mustaine was the original lead guitarist of Metallica but did not appear on any albums. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dave Mustaine has received more than 6,365,061 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Dave Mustaine is the 283rd most popular musician (down from 264th in 2019), the 1,664th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,483rd in 2019) and the 79th most popular American Musician.

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  • 6.4M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 58.70

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 52

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.98

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.13

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among MUSICIANS

Among musicians, Dave Mustaine ranks 283 out of 2,662Before him are Nick Cave, Beck, Per Gessle, Clara Haskil, Alan Parsons, and Will.i.am. After him are Tiësto, Ornette Coleman, Igor Oistrakh, Sixto Rodriguez, Eric Carr, and Charles Mingus.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1961, Dave Mustaine ranks 37Before him are Henry Rollins, António Costa, Julia Gillard, James Gandolfini, Karl von Habsburg, and Erna Solberg. After him are Mylène Farmer, Ricky Gervais, Lisa Gerrard, Andoni Zubizarreta, Dmitry Muratov, and Erwin Koeman.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Dave Mustaine ranks 1,664 out of 18,182Before him are John Fogerty (1945), Jennifer Lawrence (1990), Robert Sheckley (1928), Chuck Yeager (1923), Will.i.am (1975), and Don DeLillo (1936). After him are Alan Kay (1940), Frank Stella (1936), Lee Remick (1935), Ornette Coleman (1930), William C. Durant (1861), and Temple Grandin (1947).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Dave Mustaine ranks 79Before him are Fats Domino (1928), Eddie Cochran (1938), Art Tatum (1909), Sidney Bechet (1897), Beck (1970), and Will.i.am (1975). After him are Ornette Coleman (1930), Sixto Rodriguez (1942), Eric Carr (1950), Charles Mingus (1922), Joe Jackson (1928), and Count Basie (1904).

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