Jason Bayless is a life-long activist and is currently working at The Pachamama Alliance. When he is not working he spends, working with Center for Farmworker Families and spending his time recording shows, writing blogs, collecting 3D movies, and playing VR games.
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First, before I jump into this post, let me state that I am no fan of Sammy Hagar or Dave Mustaine. They both have been in my life at some point in terms of music and a very strange and odd encounter I had with Hagar a couple of years ago…but I am not going to go into that encounter here in this post – maybe I will talk about it on The Talking Deadone night.
Anyway, The last Dave Mustaine album I owned and listen to was “Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying?” and the only song I can remember from my youth of Sammy Hagar is 3-lock box. So that is the extent of my history with both artists.
(More after the video)
Now, lets fast forward to present day, a place where Sammy Hagar and heavy metal is not as dominate as it was back in the olden days. So, what are two ‘icons’ of music to do?
Write Memoirs, right?!
In short, Mustaine’s book hightlights his battles through it all to achieve dizzying heights. From the early, heady days of Metallica, being unceremoniously let go only to become a world-famous rock star – founder, front man, singer, songwriter, and guitarist (and de facto CEO) for Megadeth, one of the most popular bands in heavy metal – Mustaine’s is a story that will inspire, stun, and terrify.
Sammy’s book Red, he tells the outrageous story of his tear through rock ‘n’ roll, detailing the backstage antics and nonstop touring that have made his voice instantly recognizable. Beginning with his musical coming-of-age in the blue-collar towns of California, Sammy traces his rough and determined rise to fame, working harder than anyone else out there and writing songs about the things he loved: fast cars, loud parties, and lots of good times.
The question I have is do people care? I mean, personally if I had to choose to read one of these books I would lean more towards Mustaine’s book because of the train wreak aspect of it. Sammy’s book, to me, seems like it would read like an old person in Florida and I HATE Florida.
Choose Your Own Adventure
What do you think of these books?? Do you find their story interesting enough to read about and if so which one would you read first, Sammy’s or Dave’s?
Click on the image below to choose.