Megadeth and Lamb of God in Concert at The Pete (Mon., 5/9/22)

Dave Mustaine was Metallica’s original lead guitarist. Shortly before the band recorded its debut album, 1983’s Kill ’Em All, the other members fired him for his excessive substance abuse. In Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir, the singer/songwriter details taking a Greyhound bus from New York City to Los Angeles and finding a pamphlet on the dangers of nuclear proliferation. It  warned of megadeath—one million human lives lost because of a nuclear explosion. Mustaine dropped the second “a” in the word, and a new band was born. Despite substance-abuse problems and in-fighting, Megadeth became one of the great thrash metal groups alongside rival Metallica. Megadeth has released 15 LPs, with their latest, The Sick, the Dying… and the Dead!, being released on July 8. Megadeth plays the Petersen Events Center. Lamb of God, Trivium, and In Flames are also on the bill. 6 p.m. 3719 Terrace St., Oakland. (C.M., R.H.)