MEGADETH leader Dave Mustaine's long-awaited autobiography, Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir, is set to be released in the US on August 3rd. The UK edition, Mustaine: A Life In Metal, will hit book stores in the UK on September 30th.
"Dave Mustaine is a legend. A pioneer of the heavy metal movement, he became the founder, front man, singer, songwriter, and guitarist for Megadeth, one of heavy metal’s all-time greatest bands. Since rising to international fame in the 1980s, Megadeth has sold more than 20 million albums worldwide, including six consecutive platinum albums, with eight consecutive Grammy nominations for Best Metal Performance."
The book is available now for preorder here: US
(link also below), UK
The UK cover art can be seen below:
Stay tuned for information on Dave's book signing tour and a special offer to MegaFanClub members.
Guitarist and founder of Megadeth, Dave Mustaine, talks about his life in music and finally tells the inside story of the two most influential heavy metal bands in the world.
Dave Mustaine is a legend. A pioneer of the heavy metal movement, he became the founder, front man, singer, songwriter, and guitarist for Megadeth, one of heavy metal’s all-time greatest bands. Since rising to international fame in the 1980s, Megadeth has sold more than 20 million albums worldwide, including six consecutive platinum albums, with eight consecutive Grammy nominations for Best Metal Performance.
Mustaine was also a founding member of METALLICA, before he was officially fired from the band in April 1983 for his alcoholism and clashes with James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich. Unceremoniously dropped off at a Greyhound bus station in Rochester, NY, with a ticket back to LA, he then went on to form Megadeth. Now, for the first time ever, he tells the tale of the two biggest heavy metal bands in history.
Mustaine is the first to admit that he has bottomed out a few times in his dark and twisted speed-metal version of a Dickensonian life. In the book, he reveals the many highs and lows of this life, including:
- The formation of Metallica and the key contributions he made for which he was never given full credit.
- The formation and rise of Megadeth, and his history with David Ellefson, Marty Friedman and Nick Menza.
- The story of his departure from Megadeth in 2002 and his eventual return.
- His multiple battles with alcohol and drugs, and how Alice Cooper played a role in one of his recoveries.
- The injury that nearly ended his career.
- After years of rejecting religion, how embracing Christianity helped repair his relationship with his family and maintain his sobriety.
- His tumultuous childhood which included several moves from city to city, all in an attempt to avoid his alcoholic father.
James Hetfield once observed that Mustaine must have been born with a horseshoe up his ass. That’s how lucky he has been and how fortunate he is to be pulling breath after so many close calls. In Mustaine, he tells a story that will inspire, stun, and terrify.
As previously reported, RainyDayBooks.com
report that Dave Mustaine has scheduled an autograph session for his upcoming autobiography on Monday, August 23rd from 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM at Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary - 707 W 47th Street in Kansas City, Missouri.
Call 913-384-3126 to order Admission Packages and for more information. Each person must have a Rainy Day Books Ticket to be admitted to this book signing event. Dave Mustaine will only sign copies of his books purchased from Rainy Day Books for this event. Photos, memorabilia and other items are prohibited in the book signing line.