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This is the Megadeth Riff Dave Mustaine is Most Proud of Writing

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Having recently revealed his favorite Megadeth guitarists, Dave Mustaine has now revealed his favorite Megadeth riff. Ultimate Guitar recently about the ‘Deth riff of which he’s most proud, and his choice is… well… interesting:

“Probably the riff in ‘Loved to Death.’

“That’s one of my favorites because it’s really difficult to play and it’s got a really cool funky rhythm pattern to it.

“So to play it right is one thing but to play it right and sing is a whole other ball game.”

This might strike some as an odd choice, given that Mustaine has authored far more famous riffs during his career. But it makes sense for “Loved to Death” to hold a special place in his heart — it’s the first track from the first Megadeth album.

You also have to appreciate that he didn’t say “Breadline.”

Revisit Mustaine’s riff of choice below, then argue about which riff he “should” have chosen in the comments section.

[via Metal Injection]

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