July 8, 2010 - DAVE MUSTAINE'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY TO BE RELEASED NEXT MONTH
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, in MUSTAINE (It Books; August 3rd, 2010; $25.99).
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 MUSTAINE, he reveals the many highs and lows of this life, including:
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.
About the author: Dave Mustaine is the lead guitarist and singer of the metal band Megadeth and a founding member of Metallica. Endgame, Megadeth’s 12th studio album was released in 2009.