Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine To Discuss The Making Of “Rust In Peace” In New Book “Building The Perfect Beast”

Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine has announced that he will be releasing a new book titled “Building The Perfect Beast” on September 8 via Hachette Books. The book will focus on the making of the band’s 1990 album “Rust In Peace.”

Here’s a synopsis of the book:

“‘Building The Perfect Beast’ details the making of Megadeth’s iconic record ‘Rust In Peace’, which was released in 1990, at an incredible time of flux and creativity in the rock world. Relayed by Mustaine, the book covers the process of hiring the band and supporting cast, of trying to handle the ensuing success, and ultimately the pressure of fame and fortune-which caused the band to finally break-up. In short, it’s a true story of groundbreaking anti-pop that was moving toward the mainstream (or the mainstream that was moving toward the band), at a time of great cultural change, power, ego, drugs, and other vices that went hand-in-hand with rock and roll, circa the late eighties-early nineties.

Little did Mustaine know that the birth pangs of the record were nothing compared to the oncoming pain and torment that would surround it. Alcohol, drugs, sex, money, power, property, prestige, the lies the band was told by the industry — and the lies they told each other — were just beginning, and much like rust in real life, these factors would ultimately eat away at the band’s bond until only the music survived.

‘Building The Perfect Beast’ is a story of perseverance, of scraping off the rust off that builds over time on everything: ourselves, our relationships, pop culture, art, and music.”

Bad Religion’s Autobiography “Do What You Want” To Be Released In August

Bad Religion’s autobiography “Do What You Want: The Story of Bad Religion” is set to be released on August 18. The band co-wrote the book with Jim Ruland and it can be pre-ordered HERE.

Here’s a description of the book:

“DO WHAT YOU WANT: The Story of Bad Religion reveals the ups and downs of the band’s 40-year career. From their beginnings as teenagers jamming in a San Fernando Valley garage dubbed “The Hell Hole” to headlining major music festivals around the world, DO WANT YOU WANT tells the whole story in irreverent style.

While DO WHAT YOU WANT tracks down nearly all of Bad Religion’s members past and present, the chief storytellers are the four voices that define Bad Religion: Greg Graffin, a Wisconsin kid who sang in the choir and became an L.A. punk rock icon while he was still a teenager; Brett Gurewitz, a high school dropout who founded the independent punk label Epitaph Records and went on to become a record mogul; Jay Bentley, a surfer and skater who gained recognition as much for his bass skills as for his onstage antics; and Brian Baker, a founding member of Minor Threat who joined the band in 1994 and brings a fresh perspective as an intimate outsider.

With a unique blend of melodic hardcore and thought-provoking lyrics, Bad Religion paved the way for the punk rock explosion of the 1990s, opening the door for bands like NOFX, The Offspring, Rancid, Green Day, and Blink-182 to reach wider audiences. They showed the world what punk could be, and they continue to spread their message one song, one show, one tour at a time-with no signs of stopping.”

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Working On New Horror Film

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) has revealed that he has finished a script for a new horror film. With this news, the frontman also confirmed that he has started working on his fifth book.

Taylor told Rolling Stone the following about the movie:

“Man, I’ve got a lot of shit I want to do. I’m actually working on a movie right now. I finished a script and I’m aggressively looking for investors and producers. I’ve got all this stuff that I still want to get out of my system.”

He also added the following in a separate interview with Kerrang!:

“I wrote a script for a horror movie that I’m really stoked about. And I just broke the skin on book five, so I’m working on that as well. I’ve got a lot of things going on, but I’m also making sure there’s plenty of time for my family, my marriage and home. God knows, you never know how much time you’re gonna get there.”

Dee Snider (Twisted Sister) Working On New Novel

Dee Snider (Twisted Sister) has confirmed that he has been writing a new novel. The singer tweeted the following:

David Vincent (Ex-Morbid Angel) To Release “I Am Morbid” Autobiography In February

David Vincent (ex-Morbid Angel, etc.) will be releasing his autobiography “I Am Morbid” on February 11 via Jawbone Press. Pre-orders are available via Amazon.

Here’s a description of the book:

“‘I Am Morbid” tells the astounding story of David Vincent, former bassist and singer with Morbid Angel, and now outlaw-country performer and leader of the I Am Morbid supergroup. Written with the bestselling author Joel McIver, it’s an autobiography that transcends the heavy metal category by its very nature. Much more than a mere memoir, I Am Morbid is an instruction manual for life at the sharp end—a gathering of wisdom distilled into ten acute lessons for anyone interested in furthering their fortunes in life.

Morbid Angel redefined the term pioneers. A band of heavy-metal-loving kids from all over America who broke through a host of music industry prejudices and went on to scale huge commercial heights, they introduced a whole new form of extreme music to the world. Formed in 1984, and breaking into the limelight in 1989 with their devastating first album, Altars Of Madness, the Florida death-metal legends became the first band of their genre to sign to a major label, from which point they came to dominate the worldwide metal scene for two decades and beyond.

David left Morbid Angel in 1996, and again, following a reunion, in 2015. For the first time, I Am Morbid explores the reasons behind his departure, and the transformation of his life, career, and music in the years since. This is a classic but never predictable tale of a man who has fought convention every step of the way—and won.”

Metallica Share Preview For “The ABCs Of Metallica” Book

Metallica have shared a “K is for Kirk” preview from their new book “The ABCs of Metallica.” You can check that out below. The band worked on the book with co-author Howie Abrams and illustrator Michael “Kaves” McLeer and it will be available on November 26. Pre-orders can be found HERE with a portion of the proceeds set to go towards the band’s All Within My Hands Foundation.

Rob Halford (Judas Priest) Planning To Release His Autobiography “Confess” In October 2020

Rob Halford (Judas Priest) has announced that his autobiography “Confess” will be released on October 20, 2020 via Headline Publishing Group/Hachette Book Group. Pre-orders can be found HERE.

Here’s a description of the book:

“Known as ‘The Metal God’ by his devoted, global fan base, Rob Halford has always subverted the norm, and Confess will offer readers a compelling, heartfelt and honest look at the struggles Rob has faced with addiction and his sexuality as well as exploring his music and his many brushes with controversy.

Written with Ian Gittins, co-writer of the New York Times bestseller, The Heroin Diaries by Nikki Sixx, this autobiography will celebrate the guts and glory of rock-n-roll from the late eighties up to the staggering 50th anniversary of Judas Priest in 2020, and is sure to be a bestseller across the globe.”

Halford commented:

“‘Confess‘ is a unique once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for me to expose every facet of myself. Digging deep with nothing to hide and nothing to fear was in many ways exciting, fun, disturbing, terrifying and cathartic. I’ve held nothing back. It’s time for me to Confess…”