Here, for the first time ever, Dave Mustaine tells the tale of the two biggest metal bands in history, a story which has yet to be told from the inside. A pioneer of the thrash metal movement, Megadeth rose to international fame in the 1980s. Metallica has sold more than 90 million records worldwide, making it the most commercially successful thrash metal band. And Megadeth - the second most commercially successful heavy metal bands of all time - has sold more than 20 million albums worldwide, including six consecutive platinum albums, with seven consecutive Grammy nominations for Best Metal Performance.
Despite their enormous success, Dave has some bad blood with Metallica. In April of 1983, partly due to alcoholism and partly due to personality clashes with founding members Hetfield and Ulrich, he was fired from the band and unceremoniously dropped off at a Greyhound station in Rochester, NY with a ticket back to LA. Now he will finally tell his side of the story.
From the early, crazy days of Metallica, to his split with the band to ruling over Megadeth, Dave has seen and experienced it all. And now he's telling it all in his outrageously candid, in-your-face memoir.