Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Dave Mustaine Talks About "Sudden Death"

Video footage of Megadeth's Dave Mustaine discussing the band's new track, "Sudden Death," is now available for streaming. The footage can be viewed below.

In reference to the track, which is set to appear as the finale piece in the upcoming Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock game, Mustaine told RollingStone.com that he more than expects mixed reactions from fans. "I'm sure some fans will think it's the greatest thing we've ever done," he commented, "But other people will say it sucks. That's just the way of the world." Mustaine went on to say that "Sudden Death" has a "funky kind of polyrhythm to it" - a characteristic that will likely present the Guitar Hero elite with an even more difficult tune to master. "Just the sheer repetitiveness of it can blow people's minds. And, my guitar style is way different than [other Megadeth guitarist] Chris Broderick's. Chris plays with a lot of love and I play with a lot of hate. My guitar playing is explosions, and his is more like fireworks. When you are trying to emulate the two kind of guitar styles, it's tricky. I don't care what anyone says, you've gotta be good."

"I thought it was a great idea for us," continued Mustaine. "We've had experience with games in the past, and our songs have been in sports games and Grand Theft Auto, but we never really got into the Guitar Hero thing. When they talked to us about doing this, I never imagined it would be something this honorable."

"Only once in my career have I had this happen before," Mustaine said, referring to 1991's soundtrack for Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey (which featured Megadeth's "Go to Hell"). "We had written something and Interscope told me to make the lyrics even darker. Activision heard the track, and said, 'We want more solos on it.' And I said, OK, I can do that.'"

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