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Dave Mustaine To Release Book Focused On Megadeth’s Rust In Peace

Rust In Peace: The Inside Story Of The Megadeth Masterpiece will hit shelves later this year

To mark the 30th anniversary of Megadeth’s seminal album Rust In Peace, frontman Dave Mustaine has penned a new book detailing the making of their groundbreaking record.

Titled Rust In Peace: The Inside Story Of The Megadeth Masterpiece, it promises candid commentary from behind-the-scenes, telling the real, unadulterated story of a thrash metal classic – and the album we crowned the greatest album of 1990.

According to a press statement, within the book Dave “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.”

“Rust In Peace put the band on the map,” said Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash in his foreword to the book. “It made Megadeth a household name… I certainly understand why every important Rust In Peace anniversary is celebrated as a pivotal moment for both Megadeth and for heavy metal.”

The book will be released on September 8 in the United States, with a UK release date expected around the same time. Stay tuned to Kerrang! for all the details.

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Posted on July 17th 2020, 5:07pm
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