You say you can't name this future Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, who was undoubtedly known back in his school days primarily for his stylish eye wear? Let's give you a few clues.

Born in 1962 in San Francisco, Calif., he attended De Anza High School in nearby Richmond. His first proper guitar was a Gibson Flying V -- a style he sometimes plays onstage to this day.

He was an early member of the Bay Area act Exodus, but left in 1983 when he was invited to join the band that would soon put him on the map. He replaced future Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine in this group, which went on to issue several of metal's all-time classic albums in the '80s en route to becoming one of the best-selling rock acts in the world with their 1991 self-titled release.

Since then, they've remained active, consistently touring the globe and putting out a handful of albums to varying degrees of critical (but universally impressive commercial) success. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009.

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