During a recent interview on Detroit radio station WRIF’s Meltdown program, MEGADETH frontman / founder Dave Mustaine revealed the band recently recorded a JUDAS PRIEST cover for an upcoming Amazon project.
“We went and listened to the song and charted out the performance. Going into that kind of micromanaging of the song, we started to see a lot of things in the song where it seemed like there was no guide for the song. So we did everything the way that we do our recordings, and I believe it got a little more straightforward with the riffing and everything.”
Guesting on BBC’s The Rock Show With Johnnie Walker during the Rock God segment, Mustaine revealed the JUDAS PRIEST song in question is “Delivering The Goods” from the “Killing Machine / Hell Bent For Leather” album, released in 1978.
“I had no idea how much Glenn Tipton and JUDAS PRIEST had influenced my guitar playing until I recently covered ‘Delivering The Goods’ with my band, MEGADETH, and got to go over all those guitar riffs again. It was really revealing to me how much Glenn’s playing had influenced me.
I remember when I was living with my mom and we moved in with my middle sister – I have three older sisters – and she was married to a police officer that was the Chief Of Police in a city called Stanton in California. He walked into his house and heard PRIEST blaring in the bedroom I was sharing with their son; that was the first time I ever stood up for Metal. And when he stomped out, you know what I did? I put the record back on.”
MEGADETH’s new album, “The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead!”, was released on September 2nd via UMe.