David Mustaine, current member of Megadeath and former member of the band Metallica, signing copies of “Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir”
8/9/10 7:00 PM at Book Revue – New York Avenue. Huntington, NY.
8/9/10 12:30 PM at Barnes & Noble – Fifth Avenue. New York, NY.
8/10/10 7:00 PM at at BookEnds – East Ridgewood Avenue. Ridgewood, NJ.
8/12/10 Noon at Borders Books – Broadway. New York, NY.
8/14/10 12:30 PM at Barnes & Noble – Boylston Street. Boston, MA.
8/15/10 12:30 PM at Barnes & Noble – Walnut Street. Philadelphia, PA.
8/16/10 Noon at Borders Books – Boston Post Road. Milford, CT.
8/18/10 12:30 PM at Joseph-Beth Booksellers – Cedar Road. Lyndhurst, OH.
8/19/10 Noon at Borders Books – Crescent Blvd. Novi, MI.
8/20/10 Noon at Borders Books – State Street. Chicago, IL.
8/21/10 Noon at Borders Books – Rosedale Center. Roseville, MN.
8/25/10 12:30 PM at the Tattered Cover – Dorchester Street. Highlands Ranch, CO.
8/26/10 Noon at Borders Books – Q Street NE. Albuquerque, NM.
8/27/10 12:30 PM at Changing Hands – South McClintock. Tempe, AZ.
8/29/10 12:30 PM at Barnes & Noble – Westview Parkway. San Diego, CA.
8/30/10 Noon at Borders Books – South Pine Avenue. Long Beach, CA.
8/31/10 Noon at Borders Books – Winston Drive. San Francisco, CA
9/1/10 Noon at Borders Books – Fair Oaks Blvd. Sacramento, CA.
9/3/10 12:30 PM at the University Bookstore – University Way. Seattle, WA.
9/4/10 12:30 PM at Powell’s Bookstore – NW 29th Avenue. Portland, OR.
About the book:
Dave Mustaine is the first to admit that he’s bottomed out a few times in his dark and twisted speed metal version of a Dickensian life.
Impoverished, transient childhood? Check.
Abusive, alcoholic parent? Check.
Alcoholism, drug addiction, homelessness? Check, check, check.
Soul-crushing professional and artistic setbacks? Check.
Rehab? Check (seventeen times, give or take).
Near-death experience? Check that one, too.
James Hetfield, with whom many years ago Mustaine founded a band known as Metallica, once observed, with some incredulity, that Mustaine must have been born with a horseshoe up his a$$. That’s how lucky he’s been, how fortunate he is to be pulling breath after so many close calls. And Hetfield is right. Mustaine has been lucky. He has been blessed. But here’s the thing about having a horseshoe lodged in your rectum: It also hurts like hell. And you never forget it’s there.
Mustaine has battled through it all to achieve dizzying heights. From the early, heady days of Metallica, being unceremoniously let go only to become a world-famous rock star—founder, front man, singer, songwriter, and guitarist (and de facto CEO) for Megadeth, one of the most popular bands in heavy metal—Mustaine’s is a story that will inspire, stun, and terrify.
About Dave Mustaine
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.
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