Sunday, December 27, 2009


This should be interesting.... Dave Mustaine's autobiography is being published by HarperCollins next April and photos and other artifacts from the Umlaut Archives will be featured in it. At least Dave contacted me personally to ask me to contribute. Stay tuned.

Click HERE to get an FYI about Umlaut's history with Megadeth.

From the book's press release:

Megadeth has sold more than 20 million albums worldwide, including six consecutive platinum albums, with seven consecutive Grammy nominations for Best Metal Performance.

A founding member of Metallica, Dave Mustaine was officially fired from the band in April 1983 for his alcoholism and because of clashes with James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich. Unceremoniously dropped off at a Greyhound station in Rochester, NY, with a ticket back to LA, Mustaine went on to become the founder, lead guitarist, and singer of the equally popular heavy metal band Megadeth.

Here, for the first time ever, he tells the tale of the two biggest metal bands in history, a story that has yet to be told from the inside. Mustaine recounts the highs and lows of a life in hard rock.