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Megadeth Bassist David Ellefson Penning Autobiography ‘My Life With Deth’

Dave Ellefson of Megadeth
Mary Ouellette,

Megadeth bassist David Ellefson has been busy at work on his official autobiography. The founding Megadeth musician is approaching the band’s 30th anniversary along with frontman Dave Mustaine, the only other original member still with the legendary thrash act. The memoir, ‘My Life With Deth,’ will tackle subjects such as the band’s road to iconic status, addiction and much more.

This won’t be Ellefson’s first endeavor penning a book, as the bassist released ‘Making Music your Business: A Guide for Young Musicians’ in 1997. Fifteen years later, Ellefson returns to writing with some help from author Joel McIver, who has written biographies on bands such as Black Sabbath, Slayer, Metallica, Tool and many others.

According to Blabbermouth, Ellefson’s autobiography will also feature contributions from Slayer’s Kerry King, Anthrax’s Scott Ian, current Megadeth bandmate Shawn Drover and former bandmates Chris Poland and Marty Friedman.

“My autobiography is not the usual tale of rock ‘n’ roll woe, but rather something I hope will truly inspire people,” says Ellefson. “I have dedicated my life to my craft, and I wanted to share the story of how a kid with a bass guitar and the dream of rock stardom literally risked it all to move from the farm in Minnesota to Los Angeles, and with a lot of hard work, sacrifice and a little luck along the way, made the dream come true.”

The bassist continues, “I think the readers will enjoy the stories, as well as the hardships, of this way of life as a musician and artist. I’ve been very open about my life’s obstacles and the means by which I overcame them. Now, my hope is that this story will inspire others to follow their dreams and really live out the purpose for their lives, too.”

The official release date for David Ellefson’s ‘My Life With Deth’ will be announced in early 2013.

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