MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine was the featured guest on BBC‘s “The Rock Show With Johnnie Walker” during the “Rock God” segment.
Dave picked JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Glenn Tipton and said about his choice: “I had no idea how much Glenn Tipton and JUDAS PRIEST had influenced my guitar playing until I recently covered ‘Delivering The Goods’ with my band MEGADETH and got to go over all those guitar riffs again. It was really revealing to me how much Glenn‘s playing had influenced me.”
“Where did I first hear about JUDAS PRIEST? I can’t remember exactly — I think it was my brother-in-law’s little brother. But I did get my own copy of Sad Wings Of Destiny,” Dave continued. “And I remember when I was living with my mom and we moved in with my middle sister — I have three older sisters — and she was married to a police officer that was the chief of police in a city called Stanton in California in the United States. And he walked into his house and heard PRIEST blaring in the bedroom I was sharing with their son. That was the first time I ever stood up for metal. And when he stomped out, you know what I did? I put the record back on.”
On how MEGADETH approached the recording of the track, Mustaine said: “We went and listened to the song and charted out the performance. And going into that kind of micromanaging of the song, that minutiae production, we started to see a lot of things in the song where it seemed like there was no guide for the song. So we did everything the way that we do our recordings. And I believe it got a little more straightforward with the riffing and everything.”
MEGADETH‘s 16th studio album, The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead!, was released on September 2 via UMe.
You can hear album via Amazon here.