Dave Mustaine Gives His Ultimate Advice On Marriage


In a recent episode of Appetite for Distortion, Megadeth‘s frontman Dave Mustaine shared a few tips to ensure a long-lasting marriage.

Dave Mustaine has been married to his wife Pamela Anne Casselberry since 1991, and the couple has two children. They have one son, Justis, born in 1992, and a daughter, Electra, born in 1998. Although they have been married for over 30 years, it looks like it has not been an easy ride.

In one of his interviews, when the couple had just resolved their problems, Mustaine shared how his family life had been affected by Megadeth’s extensive touring. According to San Diego Superior Court records, Mustaine and his wife filed for divorce twice, in May 2006 and February 2008. However, they changed their minds and withdrew the petitions.

Mustaine recently stated that his godfather Alice Cooper and himself are among the few people in the industry to have a long-lasting marriage. He gave two tips for a successful marriage; first, he said that the guy should make amends and tell their wife that they were right whenever there is a problem. The Megadeth icon believes this approach instills trust, respect, and love between couples.

The second tip was that guys should kiss their wives and say ‘I love you’ before going to bed, even if they are having a major fight and actually want to ‘put the pillow over their face.’ Mustaine said that this tip is a must for him because if you don’t do it, your wife will never forget about it.

Dave Mustaine’s two tips for a long-lasting marriage:

“Well, you know Alice Cooper’s my godfather, and he and I are one of the few people I know who have had a marriage for over 30 years. One of the things that I learned early on was that whenever you get into a bind, you’re going to want to go to your wife and say, ‘You know what, honey, I’ve been thinking. You’re probably right, and I will try harder next time.’ Do you know what she’s going to hear? ‘He loves me; he respects me; he recognizes that he’s imperfect and will try harder, and I love him.’

Now the other thing that’s important to do is at night when you go to sleep, no matter what, no matter what, you have to say, I love you, and kiss them good night even if you want to put the pillow over their face. You have to say that because if you go to sleep the first night and don’t say I love you to your wife, she will remember.”

You can watch the clip below.