Dave Mustaine Had 500 Riffs To Choose From For The New Megadeth Album

As Megadeth continues celebrating their 35th anniversary, which happened in 2018, the band continues to share video interviews with band members. In a new segment, Dave Mustaine discusses the history of the band, his desire to carry out a “Charm Offensive” to make amends with past friends and foes, new Megadeth album progress, and the future of the band.

“We started something about three years ago when I went to 5B Management. We had talked about doing something called the ‘Dave Mustaine charm offensive.’ And we’re just going out and rekindling old relationships and making sure people who thought that they knew who I was, because they’d only heard about me, get a chance to actually meet me and to repair any of the damage that I may knowingly, or unknowingly, have done. So that really helped a lot.”

“I’m getting very excited to do the next campaign, because we’ve done all this great work in just one record, one campaign,” Mustaine said. “And as we near this next release, my recording contract’s up, my publishing contract’s up, my merchandise contract’s up — I’m a free bird right and I have the world by the short hairs right now. I’m so excited about it too.”

According to Mustaine, he has “500 riffs” to choose from for Megadeth’s next album, due later in 2019.

“You can go through there and handpick the best of the best,” he said. “And it’s not like I have to struggle to come up with something really good. It’s there — I just have to pick it. And I’m so excited about doing that and getting something out into the listeners’ hands.”