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The Judas Priest Song Megadeth Recorded Was “Delivering the Goods”


A few weeks ago we learned that Amazon had tapped Megadeth to record a Judas Priest song for an undisclosed Amazon project. At the time, we were curious as to why Amazon didn’t manage to just…pay for Judas Priest, but that’s neither here nor there at that point.

During an interview on BBC’s “The Rock Show with Johnnie Walker,” as transcribed by Blabbermouth, Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine let it slip that the song they covered was “Delivering the Goods” off the 1978 album Hellbent for Leather album.

“I had no idea how much Glenn Tipton and Judas Priest had influenced my guitar playing until I recently covered ‘Delivering The Goods’ with my band Megadeth and got to go over all those guitar riffs again. It was really revealing to me how much Glenn’s playing had influenced me.”

While the track’s great, it’s odd to think of Dave trying to sing those parts. The band’s been tuning their instruments down to meet the 60-year-old’s vocal range, so maybe a lower and heavier version will work out. Either way, I’m excited to hear what it sounds like.

When we originally learned of the cover song, Mustaine told the Talkin’ Rock with Meltdown Podcast that he and his bandmates worked on the song and put their own little spin on it.

“We went and listened to the song and charted out the performance. And going into that kind of micromanaging of the song, that minutiae production, we started to see a lot of things in the song where it seemed like there was no guide for the song.

“So we did everything the way that we do our recordings. And I believe it got a little more straightforward with the riffing and everything.”

There’s no news as to when the track will come out or what project it’s attached to, but I’m sure we’ll find out soon enough.

Dave’s been on a bit of a media whirlwind to promote the band’s new album The Sick, The Dying…And the Dead! Last week saw the release of a new music video for the title track, which you can check out below.

Megadeth’s The Sick, The Dying…And The Dead!:

  1. The Sick, The Dying…And The Dead!
  2. Life In Hell
  3. Night Stalkers (feat. Ice T)
  4. Dogs of Chernobyl
  5. Sacrifice
  6. Junkie
  7. Psychopathy
  8. Killing Time
  9. Soldier On!
  10. Celebutante
  11. Missin to Mars
  12. We’ll Be Back
  13. Police Truck
  14. The Planet’s On Fire [Burn In Hell] (feat. Sammy Hagar)
The Judas Priest Song Megadeth Recorded Was “Delivering the Goods”

Megadeth are currently on the road with Five Finger Death Punch, The Hu, and Fire From The Gods. If you want to catch them live, check out the dates below.

w/ Five Finger Death Punch, Megadeth, Fire From The Gods

9/6 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion [tickets]
9/7 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek [tickets]
9/9 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach [tickets]
9/10 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live [tickets]
9/12 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater [tickets]
9/14 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center [tickets]
9/15 – Camden, NJ – Waterfront Music Pavilion [tickets]
9/17 – Bangor, ME – Maine Savings Amphitheater [tickets]
9/18 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center [tickets]
9/20 – Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview [tickets]
9/21 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Pavilion at Star Lake [tickets]
9/23 – Scranton, PA – Pavilion at Montage Mountain [tickets]
9/24 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium [tickets]
9/27 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater [tickets]
9/28 –Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center [tickets]
9/30 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater [tickets]
10/1 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center [tickets]
10/4 – Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center [tickets]
10/5 – Clarkston, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre [tickets]
10/7 – Milwaukee, WI – American Family Insurance Amphitheater – Summerfest Grounds [tickets]
10/8 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater [tickets]
10/10 – Atlanta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre [tickets]
10/12 – Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP [tickets]
10/14 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena [tickets]
10/15 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheater [tickets]

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