Willie Nelson Set for a Guest Appearance on the New Megadeth Album?

Country legend considers a special appearance on "Super Collider."

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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/HardRadio, 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. (Disturbed, Sevendust, Machine Head, Staind) 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.

Willie Nelson is in the restaurant I am eating at. I just met him! How cool is this??? @willienelson

Dave Mustaine (@DaveMustaine) March 29, 2013

I'm talking to Willie about a guest appearance on "The Blackest Crow". #WillieNelson #SuperCollider twitter.com/DaveMustaine/s

Dave Mustaine (@DaveMustaine) March 29, 2013

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    If that's the cover for Super Collider I am kind of disappointed. TH1RT3EN was really lacking in the creativity department for album art, and this is as well. Someone needs to talk with ol' Ed Repka!
    No Blabbermouth ripped it off of Google, Shawn Drover already said that it wasn't the album cover and the only place it'd be revealed is Megadeth's website when the time comes
    And no Vic Rattlehead. They added him again on the last albums and now removed him again.
    Funny how Dave mentions the southern influences in Mechanix / The Four Horsemen, and that he never used those influences in Metallica... In the, what, 30 years since then... you'd think he'd have the opportunity to do something southern rock. Be it Megadeth, side project or guest appearance.
    Thats not the supercollider cover dave said the album art is just a pocture of a supercollider this is just some ugly fan made crap and this wouldnt be a bad guest appearance but i hope for alot of thrashing
    Considering how good Willie's latest album is, we can certainly say he still has it. Heroes has been a consistent play for this guy since Fall. The Sound of Your Memory is one of the best country songs to come out in the couple of years. Do I think he could do a guest part on an experimental Megadeth song? Hell yes, but it has to be experimental or it will just be awkward as hell.