Dave Mustaine explains why "it's not really that hard to shred fast" and what makes his Gibson and Epiphone models impossible to tell apart

Dave Mustaine with his signature Epiphone guitars
(Image credit: Gibson)

For Dave Mustaine, the last few years have seen the thrash metal icon rebound from knocking at death's door to a cycle of continuous rejuvenation.

2022's The Sick, the Dying… and the Dead! was a victory. And from the outside looking in, relations within Megadeth are better than ever. All that is to say that for Mustaine – a man who has battled just about every physical and emotional malady one can handle in music – things are finally looking up.

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Andrew Daly

Andrew Daly is an iced-coffee-addicted, oddball Telecaster-playing, alfredo pasta-loving journalist from Long Island, NY, who, in addition to being a contributing writer for Guitar World, scribes for Rock Candy, Bass Player, Total Guitar, and Classic Rock History. Andrew has interviewed favorites like Ace Frehley, Johnny Marr, Vito Bratta, Bruce Kulick, Joe Perry, Brad Whitford, Rich Robinson, and Paul Stanley, while his all-time favorite (rhythm player), Keith Richards, continues to elude him.