Megadeth fans and Metal fans in general know that frontman Dave Mustaine wrote an autobiography, Mustaine, that hit the New York Times Best-seller list and has remained a classic music chronicle.
Now, the band's seminal album Rust in Peace is going to be the subject of a full book written by Mustaine, arriving in September 2020 for the music's 30th anniversary, but it will also explore the early period in the life of the band.
In his new book, Mustaine reveals the process of establishing Megadeth’s lineup and hiring the band and supporting cast as well. He details the "pains of trying to handle the ensuing success, and ultimately the pressure of fame and fortune that caused the band to finally break-up". The book also promises to take in plenty of the music industry of the 80s and 90s.
The book is described as:
"..a true story of groundbreaking anti-pop that was moving toward the mainstream (or the mainstream that was moving toward the band), at a time of great cultural change, power, ego, drugs, and other vices that went hand-in-hand with Rock N' Roll. It is about perseverance, of scraping off the rust off that builds over time on everything: ourselves, our relationships, pop culture, art, and music."
Megadeth have the book on pre-order now, but are also offering different bundles of merch that might be of interest.