A Heavy Metal Memoir
Dave Mustaine & Joe Layden
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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.
First thing I must confess - I am an unabashed Megadeth fan. Their music has been the soundtrack to my life for over 20 years. I bought Peace Sells in college and that album is, in my humble opinion, the best 40 minutes you can spend on a single album. The next 3 albums were solid and I have no regrets saying this is what metal is supposed to be. Then came the mediocrity. I was a good fan and bought them all. A fan of not what I heard, but the memories of what Megadeth had done in the past. That has changed. While I can drift off into hyperbole, the book doesn't capture what an insane return to form Endgame is.... I feel less like a lawyer of 15 years and more like an unburdened 20 year old in college just connecting to the music. With my love of Megadeth restored, I bought my first and - to date - only book for my iPad. The book is like Dave, hard to embrace and hard not to find compelling. A great artist is not necessarily a good person. Whether intended or not, the book is unflattering and real. Hubris and denial are rampant. Like so many, I want to like Dave. He just makes it hard. Ultimately, I concluded that I have to accept the musician who makes the music that has defined and colored my life is like my family. I dislike much of what he does, but in the end, there is a bond I cannot ignore or severe. Not that I want to.
This book explains the life of a rock star and how dangerous this journey is!!!
Dave mustaine is a legend!!!
Dimebag is the reason I picked up a guitar, and Dave is the reason I never gave it up. Thanks guys.
Great read by the way. Love the Clockwork Orange quote at the begging.
Go Braves \m/