Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Megadeth bassist to launch autobiography with book-signing tour

On October 29, Megadeth bassist David Ellefson will publish his autobiography, “My Life With Deth”, and he has announced a series of book signings to launch the project.

The memoir chronicles the story of Ellefson's fall into addiction during the band's early years, followed by his subsequent recovery and the return to faith which championed the band's rise to fame over the past several decades.

"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. 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.”

“My Life With Deth” was written with Joel McIver, and features a foreword by Alice Cooper; it also includes contributions from Kerry King (Slayer), Scott Ian (Anthax), Ellefson's current bandmate in Megadeth, Shawn Drover, as well as former colleagues Chris Poland and Marty Friedman.

Ellefson will sign copies of his autobiography at the following locations:

October 29 (1 - 3 p.m.)
Book Soup
8818 W. Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, California 90069

November 1 (6 - 8 p.m.)
Changing Hands
6428 S McClintock Dr
Tempe, AZ 85283

November 9 (10 a.m. - 12 p.m.)
Bass Player Live
1507 Gordon St
Los Angeles, CA 90028

November 19 (5:30 - 8:30 p.m.)
National Press Club 36th Annual Book Fair
529 14th St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20045
Location: Ballroom

On the road since the late spring release of their new album, “Super Collider”, Megadeth will team up with Black Sabbath for a tour of Latin America starting this Friday in Santiago, Chile.

Megadeth will launch the Super Collider US tour November 23 in St. Paul, MN. For a list of tour dates, click here.

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