Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine recently touched on the matter of rhythm guitar, dubbing himself, Metallica's James Hetfield and Malcolm Young of AC/DC the world's leading trio.
Discussing how music brought him closer to Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich in the early Metallica days, Mustaine brought up AC/DC, telling Rock Cellar Magazine that his "favorite part about AC/DC isn't Angus Young's solos as much as it is Malcom's rhythm playing."
"I used to say this for a long time, and granted, there are so many more great new rhythm guitar players, but at the time I used to say the three best rhythm guitar players in the world were myself, James Hetfield and Malcolm Young," Dave added. "Because you really have to hold the fort down, being an anchor for the rest of the band."
During the rest of the chat, the frontman seemingly focused on his controversial comments about African women. Without giving specific details, Mustaine noted, "I remember I was doing an interview with a young guy, much like yourself, and we were just kind of chatting. He goes, 'You know, the last time my magazine did an interview with you they said you said something-or-other ...' and he said something that was so horrible ... it was me talking about a particular type of person, and in general saying that they don't have any right or purpose to have kids.
"And I was like 'You f--kers ... how could you say something like that?'" he continued. "And the problem is, the people who read this are gonna go 'I wonder if he really said that ...' versus the guys that really know me, who will say 'Mustaine would never say that! He might get in your face and say 'F--k you, you're a punk' but he'd never tell anybody they don't have the right to have a child.'"
As reported, Dave told LA Weekly back in 2012 that African women should "put a plug in it." "I really think that, if the parents aren't going to stick together, they shouldn't make that kind of commitment to life," he said. "I watch some of these shows from over in Africa, and you've got starving women with six kids. Well, how about, you know, put a plug in it? It's like, you shouldn't be having children if you can't feed them."