Rust in Peace: The Inside Story of the Megadeth Masterpiece

Rust in Peace: The Inside Story of the Megadeth Masterpiece Review

FEATURING A FOREWORD BY SLASH

A BEHIND-THE-SCENES LOOK AT THE MAKING OF MEGADETH'S ICONIC RECORD, RUST IN PEACE , BY THE BAND'S LEAD VOCALIST AND GUITARIST

When Rust in Peace was released in 1990, the future of Megadeth was uncertain. Fresh off their performance at the record-breaking Monsters of Rock festival, and with knockout new albums from Slayer, Anthrax, and Metallica dominating the charts, the pressure to produce a standout statement record was higher than ever.

In Rust in Peace: The Inside Story of the Megadeth Masterpiece, the band's leadvocalist and guitarist, Dave Mustaine, gives readers a never-before-seen glimpse into the artistry andinsanity that went into making the band'smost iconic record. He recounts the arduoustask of hiring the band and supportingcast, of managing egos and extracurricularsduring the album's ensuing success,and succumbing to the pressures of fameand fortune-which eventually forced theband to break up.

And yet, Megadeth's demise was just the beginning; the birth pangs of the record were nothing compared to what came next. Alcohol, drugs, sex, money, power, property, prestige, the lies fed to the band by the industry-and the lies they told each other-threatened to eat away at the band's bond like rust, devouring it until only the music survived.

Title:Rust in Peace: The Inside Story of the Megadeth Masterpiece
Edition Language:English

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  • Steve

    Meh. Just some people arguing with each other. A few tidbits for hard core fans, which I am one but still..... Reading this lowers my respect for any of these guys. No thought for the fans in this one...

  • Jason Motia

    It's written more as an oral history from the perspective of the people involved, and as a Megadeth fan it's a must read. Even if you're not a fan, trying to figure out how they survived 1988 and 1989...

  • Scott Delgado

    I liked that the book dealt with the build up to the album and not just the making of it. I also liked that it even covered some of the writing of "Countdown To Extinction." There were definitely a LO...

  • Ryan Mckay

    Rust In Peace, the album, is phenomenal. It’s a thrash juggernaut, with insane, buzzsaw riffage (courtesy of Dave Mustaine, whose guitar snarls like a wild aminal), exotic, beautiful, eastern-tinged...

  • Stephen Nand-Lal

    A fascinating behind the curtains tale about the making of the legendary album Rust in Peace, by Megadeth. The story does have a heavy emphasis on the drug use and abuse during the making of the album...

  • Keef

    Audiobook version: This was good, but felt an awful lot more like a bunch of interviews than a cohesive book. Enjoyable all the same....

  • D'Anne

    I enjoyed this, though I felt like I'd gleaned a good deal of it from Mystaine's previous book. But I dug getting more of the backstory of the Rust In Peace record. Personally, Symphony of Destruction...

  • Peter Pereira

    If you are contemplating reading this book, and therefore reading this review, you are A. A heavy metal fan. B. A Megadeth fan or like me C. A Marty Friedman fan (or one of the other three). First and...

  • Tina

    I have a weird habit of reading memoirs written by "celebrities", especially if drugs are involved. The weird part is that I dont have to know who they are....if I hear about one of these memoirs I ge...

  • Lord Zion

    Disappointing follow up to Dave Mustaine's excellent autobiography.What I was hoping for was an in-depth story telling; a day-by-day, blow-by-blow account of the making of one of my favourite albums o...