Description of My Life with Deth: Discovering Meaning in a Life of Rock & Roll by David Ellefson
One of the hardest headbangers of heavy metal shares his uplifting and empowering memoir about overcoming addiction and dedicating his life to God.
Since 1983, the celebrated metal band Megadeth has sold more than 20 million albums, received eleven Grammy nominations, and built a fan base of millions. Still going strong, they recently toured the world with Metallica, Anthrax, and Slayer. Now, in My Life with Deth, the band’s cofounder and bassist David Ellefson tells the whole behind-the-scenes story of the band and his personal journey from suffering to salvation.
At first glance, Ellefson’s history reads like a how-to manual of excess, from hardcore drugs to x-rated debauchery. But Ellefson goes much deeper, taking us on a gripping journey from his Lutheran upbringing as a Minnesota farm boy, through the culture shock he experienced when he arrived in Los Angeles and entered the music industry, to his drug-fueled Megadeth days, and finally how he beat his addictions and embarked on a path of sobriety and faith, entering a new life of Christian devotion. Today, studying to become a Lutheran pastor, Ellefson presides over MEGA Life! Ministries, a foundation that reaches hundreds of churchgoers every week.
Including exclusive interviews with some of the biggest names in American music and filled with life lessons for everyone, My Life with Deth is an inspiring and uplifting profile in courage.