DAVE MUSTAINE: The One MEGADETH Riff I’m Most Proud Of

Ultimate-Guitar interviewer Justin Beckner asked MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine to single out the riff he’s most proud of writing, to which he replied: “Probably the riff in ‘Loved to Deth.’ That’s one of my favorites because it’s really difficult to play and it’s got a really cool funky rhythm pattern to it. So to play it right is one thing but to play it right and sing is a whole other ball game.”

Dave described it as his “version of a love song” dedicated to his girlfriend at the time, telling Metal Hammer: “‘Loved to Deth’ was a ‘boy-falls-in-love-with-girl, girl-doesn’t-love-boy, boy-kills-girl’ story. A lot of kids understand that ‘If I can’t have you, no one will’ mentality.”

MEGADETH‘s latest album, “Dystopia” opened with 48,000 copies, marking MEGADETH‘s highest-charting album since 1992’s “Countdown To Extinction” debuted and peaked at No. 2 on the chart dated August 1 of that year. “Dystopia” also logs the group’s best sales week since 2007, when “United Abominations” landed at No. 8 with first-week sales of 54,000.