Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine is set to embark on a ‘Rust In Peace’ virtual book tour starting September 9. Tickets for the events are on sale now.
Mustaine will discuss his new book Rust In Peace: The Inside Story Of The Megadeth Masterpiece (formerly Building The Perfect Beast), as well as the iconic album it is based on. He will also take fans’ questions during the virtual shows.
Join Dave Mustaine for a RUST IN PEACE VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR starting Wednesday, September 9. Dave will be discussing his new autobiography and the iconic album, as well as taking your questions. Get tickets now before they’re gone! https://t.co/eNIcZ6LwZR pic.twitter.com/nsxbuJEo8I
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Rust In Peace: The Inside Story Of The Megadeth Masterpiece is due out on September 8 via Hachette Books. A synopsis suggests: “‘Rust In Peace: The Inside Story Of The Megadeth Masterpiece’ details the making of Megadeth’s iconic record Rust In Peace, which was released in 1990, at an incredible time of flux and creativity in the rock world.
“Relayed by Mustaine, the book covers the process of hiring the band and supporting cast, of trying to handle the ensuing success, and ultimately the pressure of fame and fortune-which caused the band to finally break-up. In short, it’s a true story of ground-breaking 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 and roll, circa 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: The Inside Story Of The Megadeth Masterpiece is a story of perseverance, of scraping off the rust off that builds over time on everything: ourselves, our relationships, pop culture, art, and music.”
Guns N’ Roses lead guitarist Slash penned Mustaine’s book’s foreword, writing in part: “Rust In Peace put the band on the map…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.”