Dave Mustaine: 'Just Because You're a Metal Player Doesn't Mean You Can't Play Something Really Beautiful'

artist: Megadeth date: 11/11/2013 category: general music news
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Dave Mustaine: 'Just Because You're a Metal Player Doesn't Mean You Can't Play Something Really Beautiful'
Megadeth mastermind Dave Mustaine discussed the importance of musical versatility, pointing out that being a metal player doesn't exclude the ability to write genuinely beautiful music. "I think that if you're limited with what you can do with your instrument, you're going to be kind of conservative with the output," Dave told Mlive. "I was in my office yesterday taping my practice with this Vivaldi stuff. I sent it to my manager, and this was the first time he's seen me do that, and he freaked out! Just because you're a metal player doesn't mean you can't play something that's really beautiful." As far as the new Megadeth material goes, Mustaine noted that the band is always in writing mode. "We are constantly writing," he said. "I think that's what happens when you're an artist; you write. Fortunately for us, when we get together and play we usually have something to record with nearby. Now we all these recording technology out there, you can just pick up a guitar and play because you can have a recorder right in your phone!" During a separate 80s Y Mas chat, the frontman claimed that "the best is yet to come for Megadeth," praising the group's current lineup as the best one. "I think right now the best is yet to come for us," he explained. "We really have gotten a lot better in the last, probably, two years even. We're playing better now than, I think, we've ever played." As the latest Megadeth studio release, "Super Collider" dropped on June 4 via Tradecraft, landing at No. 6 on the US Billboard 200 chart.
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