Frequent subject of RIP a Livecast fodder and impersonation, Dave Mustaine is coming out with an autobiography. This is officially the most anticipated book of the year (possibly the decade) for me. The official title of the book is "Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir" , which is way lamer than the working title "Hello Me… Meet The Real Me". It's scheduled for release in the US on August 3rd and in the UK on September 30th.
This of course means we are only a few weeks away from the newest Livecast segment, Mustaine-terpiece Theater where Darren will read the funniest excerpts (in his spot-on Mustaine impersonation of course). Here is a list of topics the book will cover:
* 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.
METALLICA frontman 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.
"Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir" was co-written by New York Times journalist Joe Layden who also authored "The Last Great Fight" about what is considered by many to be the biggest upset in the history of boxing: James "Buster" Douglas' tenth-round knockout win over Mike Tyson in 1990.
[ via Blabbermouth ]