MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has told NorthJersey.com that he is “mostly done” writing his next book, which will convey the story behind every MEGADETH song. “The problem is I’m so busy right now I can’t pay attention to it, which is not a bad problem to have,” he said.
In an October 2015 interview with Music Feeds, Dave offered more information about his upcoming book. “It was done maybe between ten to thirteen years ago and there’s been a lot of songs written since then,” he said. “So all I’m essentially doing is putting the other songs that need to go in there and deciding, ‘Is it gonna be every single song?’ or ‘Is it gonna be the relevant songs off each record?'”
Mustaine autobiography, “Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir”, which came out in August 2010, landed at position No. 15 on the New York Times “Hardcover Nonfiction” best sellers list. The book was released in the U.S. via HarperCollins’s It Books imprint (focusing on pop culture, sports, style and content derived from the Internet). The U.K. edition, “Mustaine: A Life In Metal”, hit bookstores in the U.K. in September 2010.
“Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir” was co-written by New York Times journalist Joe Layden who also authored “The Last Great Fight” about what is considered by many to be the biggest upset in the history of boxing: James “Buster” Douglas‘ tenth-round knockout win over Mike Tyson in 1990.