Dave Mustaine Says These are the Four Best Rhythm Guitarists in the World


Sick of hearing about Dave Mustaine today yet? Well, tough shit! The dude has a tour to promote, which means he’s giving lots of interviews, which means he has plenty of opportunities to say divisive shit.

Shit like this quote from a new interview with Rock Cellar:

“I think James [Hetfield] is one of the best rhythm guitar players in the world. As far as rhythm guitar players are concerned, there’s James, there’s me, there’s Malcolm Young and there’s Rudolph Schenker.  There’s no one else that touches the four of us. We’re the fantastic four.”

Mustaine’s opinion raises a few questions. Is it really possible that no rhythm guitarist as good as or better than any of these dudes has emerged in the past thirty-five years? Are all of these dudes still as good now as they were in their prime (in Malcolm Young’s case, the answer is almost certainly “no”)? And can you believe Mustaine not-so-humbly included himself on the list?

Strike that last one. I already know the answer.

As one of the four best metal bloggers in New York City, I’m going to insist that you discuss/debate/argue about Mustaine’s opinion in the comments section. Have at it.

[via Metal Injection]

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