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    DAVE MUSTAINE kicks off book-signing tour

    Dave Mustaine released his long-awaited autobiography, "Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir" (formerly "Hello Me... Meet The Real Me"), in the U.S. on August 3 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", will hit bookstores in the U.K. on September 30.

    Commented Mustaine: "Well, I got the first official American in-store meet-and-greet for my autobiography done [on Monday, August 9] at the Book Revue bookstore in Huntington, New York and the group of about 300 Droogies that were there were fantastic.

    "Of course, there were the 'usuals' there that tried to be 'special,' but the bookstore took care of things so that it would be cool for EVERYBODY and so we could take care of EVERYBODY.

    "I just gotta laugh, though, watching these bookworms get all bowed up, especially when the 'usuals' are trying to be all 'rebellious,' but I guess even a library has one or two dickweeds to deal with over the course of time.

    "I really can't get over how much I enjoyed myself [on Monday] doing all of the press and promotion around this book. I had just a great, great day today. I look forward to the signing [on Tuesday] again, and if you didn't get a chance to meet me [yesterday] there in Long Island, please come to the in-store tomorrow.

    "We're close enough now with the shows being almost 'city by city' with this area out here that we're playing, if you don't see me at one of the in-stores you can certainly come a little bit farther and see me at the next one.

    "I would like to make something really easy to understand, too. I will gladly sign any of your records, photos, guitars, and stuff like that in the appropriate places. But this is for my autobiography and the bookstore, it's their rules, and that's just how it is.

    "If you want to meet and hang out; there are several ways to do this. You can do stuff through the fan club with the meet -and-greets; and if you want a deeper experience than that, you can certainly sign up for 'I Love All Access,' which is the ultimate fan experience.

    "We've got something for everybody here at Megadeth.com; just try and be understanding and we'll accommodate you in any way we can.

    "NOTE: If you come up to me with a guitar pick guard for me to sign for a Stratocaster (a Fender guitar style or shape) and WE ALL KNOW by now that I play only Dean VMNTs and Zeros, I am going to respectfully decline."

    Mustaine has scheduled the following book-signing sessions to promote the autobiography:

    August 9
    Book Revue
    313 New York Ave.
    Huntington, NY 11743
    7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. EDT

    August 10
    Barnes & Noble
    555 Fifth Ave. @ 46th St.
    New York, NY 10017
    12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EDT

    August 10
    Bookends
    232 E. Ridgewood Ave.
    Ridgewood, NJ 07450
    7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. EDT

    August 12
    Borders
    Wall Street
    100 Broadway
    New York, NY 10005
    12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EDT

    August 14
    Barnes & Noble
    800 Boylston St.
    B&N # 2115
    Boston, MA 02119
    12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EDT

    August 15
    Barnes & Noble
    Rittenhouse Square
    1805 Walnut St.
    Philadelphia, PA 19103
    12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EDT

    August 16
    Borders
    1201 Boston Post Rd.
    Milford, CT 06460
    12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EDT

    August 18
    Joseph-Beth & Davis-Kidd Booksellers
    24519 Cedar Road
    Lyndhurst, OH, 44124
    12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EDT

    August 19
    Borders
    43075 Crescent Blvd
    Novi, MI 48375
    12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. CDT

    August 20
    Borders
    150 N State St.
    Chicago, IL 60601
    12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. CDT

    August 21
    Borders
    866 Rosedale Center
    Roseville, MN 55113
    12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. CDT

    August 23
    Rainy Day Books
    707 W 47th Street
    Unity Temple on The Plaza
    Kansas City, Missouri 64112
    12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. CDT

    August 25
    Tattered Cover Book Store
    9315 Dorchester St.
    Highlands Ranch Town Center
    Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
    12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. MDT

    August 26
    Borders
    2240 Q St. NE STE 10-K
    Albuquerque, NM 87110
    12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. MDT

    August 27
    Changing Hands Bookstore
    6428 S McClintock Drive
    Tempe, AZ 85283
    12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. MST

    August 29
    Barnes & Nobles
    Mira Mesa
    10775 Westview Parkway
    San Diego, CA 92126
    12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. PDT

    August 30
    Borders
    101 S Pine Ave.
    Long Beach, CA 90802
    12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. PDT

    August 31
    Borders
    233 Winston Drive
    San Francisco, CA 94132
    12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. PDT

    September 1
    Borders
    2339 Fair Oaks Blvd.
    Sacramento, CA 95825
    12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. PDT

    September 3
    University Bookstore
    4326 University Way
    Seattle, WA 98105
    12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. PDT

    September 4
    Powell's Bookstore
    2720 NW 29th Ave.
    Portland, OR 97210
    12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. PDT

    Mustaine is the first to admit that he has bottomed out a few times in his dark and twisted speed-metal version of a Dickensonian life. In "Mustaine", he reveals the many highs and lows of this life, including:

    * The formation of METALLICA and the key contributions he made for which he was never given full credit.

    * The formation and rise of MEGADETH, and his history with David Ellefson, Marty Friedman and Nick Menza.

    * The story of his departure from MEGADETH in 2002 and his eventual return.

    * His multiple battles with alcohol and drugs, and how Alice Cooper played a role in one of his recoveries.

    * The injury that nearly ended his career.

    * After years of rejecting religion, how embracing Christianity helped repair his relationship with his family and maintain his sobriety.

    * His tumultuous childhood which included several moves from city to city, all in an attempt to avoid his alcoholic father.

    METALLICA frontman James Hetfield once observed that Mustaine must have been born with a horseshoe up his ass. That's how lucky he has been and how fortunate he is to be pulling breath after so many close calls. In "Mustaine", he tells a story that will inspire, stun and terrify.

    "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.




    Touring for two years was more than my body could take.
    You're there and your head tells you that you have to go on,
    but your body is close to giving out. Five to six days a week,
    i was on stage for about two and a half hours every night.
    Doing that for over two years, my larynx didn't feel great,
    it felt like my vocal cords were just falling apart
    -James Hetfield-

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    So has anyone read the book yet?

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    The book comes out here in the UK tomorrow :)
    I really want a copy of his book :dry:

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    Seen it at Chapters yesterday, I may pick it up..
    No Canadian signings :(

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    too bad not living in us.
    "been here before"

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