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Dave Mustaine To Celebrate 30th Anniversary Of Megadeth’s “Rust In Peace” With New Book


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Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine will be celebrating this year’s 30th anniversary of the band’s platinum selling 1990 album “Rust In Peace” with an oral history of sorts that will go behind the scenes of the making of the record.  That book, ‘Rust In Peace: The Inside Story Of The Megadeth Masterpiece‘, will be published by Hachette Books on September 08th with pre-orders up here. Mustaine penned the book alongside Joel Selvin. A foreword penned by Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash will also be featured.

An official press release said of the book:

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‘Released in 1990, at an incredible time of flux and creativity in the rock world, Rust in Peace still stands as one the greatest metal albums ever made. In his new book, Mustaine reveals the process of establishing Megadeth’s lineup and hiring the band and supporting cast.

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. He also takes a hard look at the music landscape of the late eighties-early nineties.

Little did Mustaine know that the birth pangs of the record were nothing compared to the oncoming pain and torment that would surround it. Alcohol, drugs, sex, money, power, property, prestige, the lies the band was told by the industry – and the lies they told each other – were just beginning, and much like rust in real life, these factors would ultimately eat away at the band’s bond until only the music survived.

Rust In Peace is 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.’

 

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