An Independence Day parade of solo-guitar versions of "The Star-Spangled Banner" by Slash, Steve Vai, Dave Mustaine, Zakk Wylde, Eric Johnson, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Ted Nugent and—of course—Jimi Hendrix.
The answer to the question of who would replace recently departed Megadeth guitarist Chris Broderick turned out to be an unexpected one: Angra guitarist Kiko Loureiro, who, while a somewhat under-the-radar pick, possesses a blazing, technically dazzling style that would seem to be a perfect fit for the band. But as far as Mustaine is concerned, Loureiro’s attributes extend well beyond his six-string abilities.
Members of the Guitar World crew paid a visit to the Dean Guitars booth at the 2015 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. As you can see in the new video below, we got the run down on the company's Dave Mustaine Signature Series of guitars.
As you’ve probably already heard, we have a new guitarist, Chris Broderick [Nevermore, Jag Panzer]. Chris is heavily influenced by Marty Friedman, which is great, because Megadeth play more music from that era of the band than any other and I’ve always liked that particular style.
Well, there was a talent show where they told us we were too loud and kicked us out, but my first gig was with Panic at Huntington Beach. Although the sex, the girls and the drugs were rampant, it was marred by the death of two friends: the guy who did our sound and our drummer at the time.
Megadeth co-founder Dave Mustaine will mark the 45th anniversary of Jimi Hendrix's legendary rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" with a solo guitar version of his own. Mustaine's performance will appear in a new film, America, which is Dinesh D'Souza's follow-up to 2016: Obama's America.
This past Saturday, April 12, Megadeth's Dave Mustaine performed "Symphony Interrupted" with the San Diego Symphony at San Diego's Copley Symphony Hall. You can check out a bit of fan-filmed video below.
In this Guitar World exclusive, we’ve gathered together Mustaine and his Megadeth coguitarist, Glen Drover, Lamb of God’s Mark Morton and Willie Adler, Arch Enemy’s Michael Amott and Fredrik Akesson and Trivium’s Matt Heafy and Corey Beaulieu to teach you the essential skills of modern shred.
We're not gonna lie: The Dean scene at NAMM is always pretty cool. All the latest guitars and basses are there (Hopefully you caught GW's Twitter coverage of NAMM; if not, we'll have our photo galleries and videos posted very soon), and a heaping helping of Dean Guitars endorsees can be spotted in the general area.