One of the hardest headbangers of heavy metal shares his uplifting and empowering memoir about overcoming addiction and discovering a life of faith.
In My Life with Deth, cofounder and bassist of Megadeth David Ellefson reveals the behind-the-scenes details of life in one of the world’s most popular heavy metal bands. If you’re looking for eye-opening revelations, they’re here, including the drug habits that brought the band members to their knees.
But My Life with Deth is far more than just another memoir of debauchery. Ellefson also shares the story of his faith journey, which began when he decided his only choice for survival was to get free from his addiction.
Whether religious or not, you’ll be enthralled and inspired by this tell-all book on discovering meaning in a life of rock and roll. You’ll find insightful comments from some of the biggest names in heavy metal, along with universal life lessons. With a delicate balance between humor and earnestness, anyone “can appreciate Ellefson’s unpretentious tone and the delightful irony of a serious Christian who helped define seriously heavy metal music” (Publisher’s Weekly).
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About the Author
Alice Cooper (born Vincent Furnier) is the leader of the legendary, Grammy-winning rock band that shares his name. Alice and his band were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame in 2011.
Joel McIver is the bestselling author of several books on rock music. His writing has appeared in several publications, including Rolling Stone, The Guardian, and Classic Rock.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
If you're looking for a tell all expose filled with dirty secrets, this ain't it. (Mustaine book, which I've also reaaf, covers that.) If you're interested in the story of Ellefson's journey from small town boy to one of the top musicians in the business, you've found it. In particular, Ellefson goes into honest detail about his struggles with addiction, and how he overcame it with the help of his faith and some good friends. The tributes and vignettes from other musicians, from Scott Ian to Alice Cooper, are interesting as well.
This is good description-wise, but you may need to check your spelling on a few of the words, and to put a space between you paragraphs, write <<_>br> <br>It simply skips one line. You can also stack them by writing it multiple times in a row. <br><br><br>Like this. :) Anyways, everything else in this is great, it has potential. I am curious what the next chapter will be like...
It was a cold friday and Ramen didn't have a jacket. School was out and kids crowded the hallway. People where running in a rush to the door yelling. "Winter brake! Winter brake!" In a loud chant. As high schoolers gushed out the cold chill seeped into the skin of everyone. He wrapped his arms around his body. He wanted to be out of hear befor his sister saw him. Walking at a brisk pace pushing inbetween bodys. As Ramen got close to the door he had second thoughts. Pausing for a second befor he took a deep breath and steeped in to the winter wether. Instently he heard a high pitched voice. "Oh my darling Ramen!" Someone squacked. He shighed and shook his head turnning around. "What now malissa." Ramen chooed back. She pursed her lips. "Come here befor you get frost bite." The pitched voice was gone replaced by a honey sweet tone. Ramen walked to his older sister shivering. She pulled one of her pink and purple swetters out. "You got to be kiding me!" He grohned. Malissa smiled wickedly. "Oh yes. You bet! Little brother." She shoved the swetter in his hands. Ramen looked at it hatred burned like the fire place at his house. "Fine" he muttered and sliped the swetter over his head. It stoped at his belly botton. Ramen shighed *this was the worst day ever*. He thought.
I haven't yet had a chance to read this book.But,I have heard great things about it.I'm glad that he finally wrote a book.From what I heard he did a great job.I guess I will have the chance to read it sooner or later.