Megadeth frontman and one of the most iconic axemen in metal, Dave Mustaine, will appear as a special guest soloist with the San Diego Symphony Orchestra during April 2014. The "Symphony Of Destruction" singer will demonstrate his guitar shredding skills in several classical compositions including Wagner's "Ride Of The Valkyries," Vivaldi's "Winter" from "The Four Seasons" and Dvorak's Symphony No. 9 (the "New World" symphony).
"Dave Mustaine will be a featured soloist with the San Diego Symphony in April, 2014, in a program that will include Wagner's 'Ride Of The Valkyries' from 'Die Walkre', Vivaldi's 'Winter' from 'The Four Seasons' and Dvorak's Symphony No. 9 (the 'New World' Symphony). Executive director Edward 'Ward' Gill said it's all about reaching new audiences, while music director Jahja Ling said he had a good meeting with Mustaine, and he may conduct the concert himself (no conductor is listed at this point, and Mustaine's exact involvement is still being worked out)," the band stated in an announcement via official website.
It seems that almost 15 years after Metallica's "S&M" stint, Mustaine will also get involved in the world of classical music, but with actual classical compositions rather that adaptations of the group's songs. How he'll cope with the works of true musical greats yet remains to be seen.
As far as his work with Megadeth goes, the band has recently announced the end of the recording process for the new album "Super Collider." Scheduled for a June release via Mustaine's new Universal-powered label Tradecraft, the album was recorded in Vic's Garage studio in California with Johnny K (Disturbed, Sevendust, Machine Head, Staind) in charge of the production duties. The frontman has recently praised the producer in a Twitter post by saying "Man, Johnny K. is mixing gooooood!"