Remember when Megadeth asked
their fans for guest singer suggestions last month? Well, we might be getting an answer to that one soon enough. In a recent tweet via his official account, frontman Dave Mustaine
has revealed discussing a special Willie Nelson
guest appearance with the country legend himself.
"I'm talking to Willie about a guest appearance on 'The Blackest Crow',
" the singer/guitarist stated along with an attached image of Nelson and himself in a restaurant in Austin, Texas.
In a recent interview with Shockwaves
, Mustaine discussed "The Blackest Crow" track, revealing his love of country music and playing slide guitar. Taking that into consideration, you could say that the Willie Nelson collaboration idea seems much less strange and unlikely. You might even remember seeing Mustaine playing the slide guitar in one of the group's first studio updates from January.
"The slide guitar is something that I played a long time ago when I was in Panic and I never got a chance to use it in Metallica, 'cause we just weren't doing that, but I did have Southern influences, and that's 100 percent apparent when you look at what I wrote with 'Mechanix', and then when we changed that and it became 'The Four Horsemen', the part that I showed James [Hetfield] and Lars [Ulrich] was 'Sweet Home Alabama',
" the frontman stated. "Because I was a Skynyrd fan. I mean, I wasn't a dyed-in-the-wool, bell-bottom-wearing Southern guy, but I liked their music and I really dug the brawniness of their music. So, yeah, I do like Southern rock.
The new Megadeth album "Super Collider
" is set for a June 4 release via Mustaine's own Universal-powered label Tradecraft. With Johnny K.
, Machine Head
) in charge of the production duties, it will mark the 14th release in the group's catalogue. Although the album artwork is still unknown, an image of what possibly might the "Super Collider" front cover has recently surfaced online. Without any official announcements from the band, it yet remains to be seen whether this is the real deal or not.