Dave MustaIne

When it comes to intricate but heavy rhythm work, played with the precision of a neurosurgeon, they don't come much better than Megadeth's mainman, Dave Mustaine. He's also no slouch when it comes to blistering solos either. I play lead with a lot of hate, he jokes. Formed on December 31st, 1983, Megadeth's ascent in the brave new world of thrash metal was rapid, and before long the band was hailed as one of the 'big four' alongside Metallica, Slayer and Anthrax. Megadeth recently released its 14th studio album, 'Super Collider', to much critical acclaim. Long may Dave & Co. continue.