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Mustaine Audiobook

Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir

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Publisher's Summary

The fall and rise of a heavy metal icon.

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.

Mind-fucking religious weirdness (in his case the extremes of the Jehovah's Witnesses and Satanism)? 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 ass. 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.

©2010 Dave Mustaine (P)2010 HarperCollins Publishers

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    very well done. I'm a big fan of Megadeth and saw their behind the music episode but this told me much more

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    jose p. 01-20-17
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    "Finally I finished it."

    Since the release of this book I wanted to read it but I couldn't because I was living in another country. Now that I have it in Audible I can say that is a f*** masterpiece. Dave is a role model of effort and perseverance.

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    Perrin 01-14-17
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    awesome book. love and respect Dave and Megadeath even more after listening to this book

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    Lonna Hogeland Mid West 10-04-16
    Lonna Hogeland Mid West 10-04-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Rock on Dave!"

    Great book, raw, real, I really enjoyed it! Keep Rockin Dave! God Bless!!

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    RtrooperW Sacramento, CA USA 09-24-16
    RtrooperW Sacramento, CA USA 09-24-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Wow, very excellent book! Consuming!"

    Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! Kept me interested the entire story, with outstanding narration provided to put you in each setting. I have a serious new found respect for Dave, what a journey he has had! Explains and clarifies many misconceptions, and left me truly empathizing with him, best I could. Funny, sad, amazing, crazy, insightful, absorbing - it had it all. I hope he follows it up with an updated edition for 2016. Thank you Dave for sharing, and bearing your soul! Also, thank you for all you have contributed to music. Respectfully...

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    "No pulled punches here."

    a very candid and open telling story of one of the most influential thrash bands of all time. a can't-miss for fans of both Metallica and Megadeth.

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    "Made me cry"

    The heartfelt story of the life of Dave Mustaine made me cry. Narrator was superb

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    James 05-17-16
    James 05-17-16

    I love historical fiction, history (especially WWII), rock bios, well-told and interesting fiction, non-fiction, & a bit of fantasy sci-fi.

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    Raw and honest. For fans of the genre and those who enjoy a stunning account of life as a rock star at the top of his game to rock bottom.

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    dragonmaiden Granite Falls, WA USA 04-25-16
    dragonmaiden Granite Falls, WA USA 04-25-16 Member Since 2016

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    "eyebrow raising insight"

    LOVE Dave Mustaine! I could hear his voice in my head, even though he didn't read his book. I leaned a lot about him, and I appreciate his story and life experience even more now.

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    Timofey 04-20-16
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    Amazing story, great reader, still absolutely love Megadeth and Mustaine. God Bless you man, take care.

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