David Ellefson revealed that he’s working on an autobiography entitled My Life With Deth, which is expected to be released next year. Written with Joel McIver, the book will chronicle the Megadeth bassist’s years of addiction, recovery and return to faith.
“My autobiography is not the usual tale of rock ‘n’ roll woe, but rather something I hope will truly inspire people,” Ellefson stated on Blabbermouth. “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.”
The autobiography will also feature contributions from Slayer’s Kerry King, Anthrax’s Scott Ian, and Megadeth band members past and present.