Slash Says ‘Maybe’ to Future Collaboration With Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine
More than three decades ago, Slash and his then-neighbor Dave Mustaine jammed together after Guns N' Roses released the Live ?!*@ Like a Suicide EP in 1986. "He was a true, complete fucking maniac and a genius riff writer. We'd hang out, smoke crack and come up with major heavy metal riffs, just fucking dark and heavy as hell," Slash said in his autobiography. Over the years, Slash has collaborated with a wealth of artists and we asked him (video above) if there's a possibility of Mustaine being featured as a guest on a song in the future.
"I haven't ever talked to him about it," Slash admitted, going on to say, "He's pretty prolific in doing his Megadeth records the way that he does them. I don't see myself guesting on a Megadeth song. I don't think it would work in the context of what Megadeth does, but maybe Dave on one of my things — I don't know."
"It was so cool," he beamed, reflecting on the riffs they conjured up together. "I really love Mustaine's whole riffing style; I really love where he's coming from. So when we were hanging out together, granted it was heavily under the influence, it was a blast," he added. "We sort of got our shit together and went back to our respective bands, but we've jammed a couple times. I played with him recently at a concert where myself and I think Zakk [Wylde] and a couple other guys got up and we jammed on something and it was pretty cool."
After touring the globe for two years with Guns N' Roses on the "Not in This Lifetime..." tour, Slash has reactivated the Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators band with their third album, Living the Dream, set for a Sept. 21 release. Pre-order the album here and head to this location to see a list of upcoming North American tour dates in support of the record.
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