In a new interview with Classic Rock Revisted’s Jeb Wright, MEGADETH leader Dave Mustaine talks about the band’s new album, Super Collider, Gigantour, and more. An excerpt follows:
Q: I love ‘Cold Sweat’ so before we talk about the entire album tell me how you came to record this THIN LIZZY tune?
A: “There have been some smart-alecks out there that say that we did it because we wanted to do a Thin Lizzy tune better than METALLICA, but we’re not playing that game anymore. I did the song because we had wanted to do that song for a long time. It had been rambling around since Countdown To Extinction and Youthanasia. There are a lot of great Thin Lizzy songs but ‘Cold Sweat’ just called my name because I’m a street kid just like PHIL LYNOTT was. We have a lot in common and, of course, we have several things that are different, but when I listen to those lyrics, I really identify with them. In my estimation, some of the best Thin Lizzy music ever written was the title track to Thunder And Lightning and ‘Cold Sweat’.”
Read the full interview at this location.
Remaining dates for Gigantour 2013, featuring MEGADETH, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, HELLYEAH, DEVICE, NEWSTED, and DEATH DIVISION include:
29 – Abbotsford, BC – Abbotsford Entertainment Center
30 – Everett, WA – Comcast Arena
1 – West Valley City, UT (SLC) – Maverik Center
2 – Denver, CO – 1st Bank Center
4 – Fargo, ND – Scheels Arena
6 – Manhattan, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
7 – Manhattan, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
9 – Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center
10 – Montreal, QC – Heavy Metal 2013
11 – Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre