Dave Mustaine recalls jamming with Slash: “He’s actually a little more technical than I am”

Dave Mustaine of Megadeth performs at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 7, 2016 in Concord, North Carolina
(Image credit: Jeff Hahne/Getty Images)

Megadeth’s 1990 album, Rust in Peace, is widely regarded as a marvel of technique-laden thrash metal, and celebrates its 30th anniversary today.

But in a new interview with Metal Hammer, singer and electric guitar player Dave Mustaine reveals that he’s not so technique-obsessed as one might think. When asked about the fact that at one point he invited Slash to join Megadeth, interviewer Clay Marshall commented that “it would be hard to imagine your technical precision meshing with [Slash’s] loose fluidity.”

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.