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Rust in Peace


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Dave Mustaine is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist who has been performing for close to four decades. He first rose to fame as the original lead guitarist of Metallica, but left the band in the mid 1980s. He is currently the lead vocalist and guitarist of the American heavy metal band, Megadeth.Joel Selvin is an award-winning journalist who has covered pop music for the San Francisco Chronicle since 1970. Selvin is the author of the bestselling Summer of Love and the coauthor, with Sammy Hagar, of the #1 New York Times bestseller Red, among many others. Selvin lives in San Francisco, California.


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"[This book] offers a vulnerable insight into the tension within the band and Mustaine's struggles with addiction."--UDiscoverMusic
"An honest and unfiltered look at the most important era in the long, illustrious career of one of the greatest Metal bands of all time."--Metal Talk
"Rust in Peace is an album that means so much to so many it's worthy of this book solely dedicated to it. And now I can't wait for the movie!"--Scott Ian of Anthrax
"Rust in Peace is probably the greatest Megadeth recording ever. Great line up, great songs and great sound. I admire Dave's style to this day. He really plays his ass off on this!!"--Kerry King of Slayer
"An amazing and frank look into the behind the scenes of the making of one of the greatest albums in heavy metal history."--Brian Slagel, Chairman/CEO, Metal Blade Records
"An appropriately spiky telling of the tale of a dangerously spiky record."--Kerrang!
"I have a tremendous amount of respect for Dave Mustaine. Dave's always stayed true to himself and has never been interested in chasing musical trends. If you ask me that's been the key to Megadeth's success and longevity in this business."--Ozzy Osbourne
"The drug-fueled mayhem, the riots, the riffs. The triumphs and the tragedies, no holds barred. I already considered myself a knowledgeable Megadeth aficionado, but I could not put this book down! I thoroughly enjoyed taking the trip with 'Deth on a journey that, against all odds, leads us up to the rebirth of the band and one of the true masterpieces of the Thrash Metal genre."--Michael Amott ofArch Enemy
"With a foreword by Guns n' Roses' guitarist Slash, and a who's-who of music industry participants, this rollicking history is a no-brainer for metal fans."--Publisher's Weekly
"You cannot discuss heavy metal without mentioning Dave Mustaine and Megadeth. I've known these guys since their beginning. We took them on their first national tour. This is one of the bands that sharpened the cutting edge of metal. This book tells the roller coaster story of their iconic album Rust in Peace and delves into their personal struggles to keep it all together while dealing with addiction. This struggle and eventual success is one of the things that make Dave Mustaine and Megadeth as a band so compelling. They went through it all and then some, and they came out the other end of it. It's one of the things we have in common. I am proud to have had a small hand in their sobriety during this period of their career. This book is a must read for metal fans. Herein lies their story-Glory, Destruction and Redemption."--Alice Cooper

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