Dave Mustaine has long been a punchline — if not a punching bag — for Metallica fans. The group’s founding lead guitarist was famously expelled by his bandmates in 1983 for his alcoholic antics, just before Metallica became the biggest metal band in the world. Mustaine had his revenge, though: His subsequent band, Megadeth, has enjoyed a successful yet erratic run that includes a string of essential thrash albums (plus a clunker or two). Despite successfully establishing his own sound, Mustaine drew further ridicule later in his career for his right-leaning political views. But a tentative and touching (if sorta whiny) reconciliation with his former Metallica-mates in the... More >>>