Not that long ago, ex-Slayer guitarist Kerry King gushed about how talented of a guitar player he finds Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine to be.
In an interview he took part in recently with Metal Hammer, King shared the following about Mustaine:
“Still to this day, he’s a fucking great guitar player. It was very awesome, it wasn’t big clubs, you could see from anywhere, and I was very enamored with seeing Mustaine play these insane leads and James [Hetfield] playing these insane rhythms and barking out these lyrics.”
Well, Mustaine not only caught wind of what King had to say about him, but he also deeply appreciated what the ex-Slayer guitarist had to say.
In response to King’s words, Mustaine took to his Twitter and shared the following:
“It’s not every day one of the most fearsome guitarists in the world gives you a compliment like this.
“Thank you Kerry, I look forward to hearing your new stuff and we should definitely go out together.”
As two artists associated with the Big Four, both guitarists are incredibly talented individuals. Of the two, which one is your favorite guitarist?
When it comes to other stories involving Mustaine – did you know that King use to play in Megadeth, but quit the band after taking part in five shows? And speaking of the Big Four, did you know that Mustaine only part in the 2011 concert featuring the four thrash bands because Metallica‘s co-manager called him a “pussy”? To learn more about each of these stories, follow their respective links below.
It’s not every day one of the most fearsome guitarists in the world gives you a compliment like this.
Thank you Kerry, I look forward to hearing your new stuff and we should definitely go out together. https://t.co/YeFBvpO7YM
— Dave Mustaine (@DaveMustaine) January 22, 2023