Dave Mustaine is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist who has been performing for close to four decades. He is currently the lead vocalist and guitarist of the American heavy metal band Megadeth. His memoir, Mustaine, was a New York Times bestseller. He lives in Nashville.
Joel Selvin (coauthor) has covered pop music for the San Francisco Chronicle since 1970. He is the author of FareTheeWell, Altamont, and coauthor of Sammy Hagar's bestseller Red, among many more. He lives in San Francisco.