Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Importance of Heavy Metal Hair, as told by Dave Mustaine

While the rest of the modern world was reading Mockingjay, I had my nose stuck in "Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir."

For those of you who won't be reading the autobiography of Megadeth front man Dave Mustaine, (who am I kidding, none of you will read it) I'll share the best part:

"Everyone had long hair in those days, with the exception of the punk bands. In hard rock and heavy metal, hair was long, and within that framework a decision was to be made:

Up or down.

You were either like Page and Plant (hair down, and thus cool) or you were like KISS, Mötley Crüe and so many other imitators (hair up, and thus not so cool). My hair went down. Always did, always will."

You can read my full review here.


Anonymous said...

Metal was never the same when Metallica cuts its hair. I think Dave keeps his hair long out of spite for Metallica kicking him out of the band.

su-tang 3000 said...

True dat.

Anonymous said...

From the other person in the world who read the book. Favorite comment from newly reborn Christian, Dave Mustaine: "I got all prayed up and ready to go."


su-tang 3000 said...

Dave Mustaine must've made a million dollars if two Sutherlands read his book. Oh wait, we both checked it out from Traci's library.