Mustaine by Dave Mustaine
A Heavy Metal Memoir

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From his early, crazy days as a founding member of Metallica, Dave Mustaine has seen and experienced everything in the world of rock n’ roll. From his young triumphs and ignominious ouster from the band for his hard-partying ways to his later rule over Megadeth, one of the most successful heavy metal bands of all time, Mustaine tells it all. Outrageously candid and in-your-face, this is classic rock memoir in the vein of Slash, Motley Crue: The Dirt, and Sound of the Beast—an insider’s look at the loud and sordid world of heavy metal.

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Dave Mustaine, widely regarded as the "founding father" of Thrash Metal, almost singlehandedly created the enduring multiplatinum style that launched both Megadeth and Metallica into the public's consciousness. From 1985's Killing Is My Business . . . and Business Is Good to the most recent Endgame, with more than twelve album releases with Megadeth, Mustaine has left a legacy of music that has been described as everything from "poignant" to "insightful" to "angry" to "ironic." Megadeth earned eight Grammy nominations and six platinum certifications. Mustaine lives in San Diego County, California.
Published July 18, 2010 by HarperCollins e-books. 372 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Non-fiction

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Through all that, he has retained his own vision of what thrash metal should be, and no matter what you may think of some of his output, his relentless pursuit of his muse makes for a very interesting tale.

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While only briefly chronicled in the book, his account of injury and physical rehabilitation provide a welcome respite from the constant churning of what could be considered rock and roll cliches throughout the rest of the book.

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Contradictions aside, or perhaps because of them, Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir is far more interesting than the standard heavy metal bio detailing years of banging groupies and hanging with Aerosmith (don’t believe me, check out the recent memoirs from members of Motley Crue and Guns ‘N Roses –...

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Dave Mustaine is the lead singer, songwriter and guitar player for the heavy metal band Megadeth.

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Austin Chronicle

The annals of rock autobiography aren't exactly teeming with heavy metal icons, so it's refreshing to see Megadeth's Dave Mustaine joining the ranks of recent confessors Tony Iommi and Ozzy Osbourne.

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