DAVE MUSTAINE Reveals His Favourite MEGADETH Riff - "To Play It Right And Sing Is A Whole Other Ball Game"

July 25, 2017, 5 months ago

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DAVE MUSTAINE Reveals His Favourite MEGADETH Riff - "To Play It Right And Sing Is A Whole Other Ball Game"

Speaking exclusively with Ultimate Guitar, Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine singled out the riff in the band's catalogue he's most proud of writing:

"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."

Mustaine once described "Loved To Deth" 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."

On June 24th, Megadeth performed at Montebello Rockfest in Montebello, Quebec. Fan-filmed video is available below.

The band's setlist was as follows:

"Hangar 18"
"Skin o' My Teeth"
"Tornado Of Souls"
"A Tout Le Monde"
"Dystopia"
"Symphony Of Destruction"
"Mechanix"
"Peace Sells... But Who's Buying"
"Holy Wars... The Punishment Due"

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