Earlier this month, the Thrash Metal Big 4 played together for the first time
in the UK Sonisphere Festival, Knebworth.
Megadeth announced the name of their upcoming studio album at the festival, confirming the release would be titled “TH1RT3EN”, due for release this coming November on Roadrunner Records.
After their performance, we caught up with Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine o talk about the new Megadeth album, the crowds reactions to the new track “Public Enemy Number 1”, pre-show rituals, his guitar gear… and the Big 4.
Click the image below to watch the Dave Mustaine interview for LickLibrary/Guitar Interactive and Marshall with Paul Marshall backstage at Sonisphere Festival.
LickLibrary Team member Levi Clay’s gives some advice on choosing the right guitar pick for you!
Picks are one of the most important tools for a guitarist because it’s what we use the make our strings sing, but what pick is right for you?
I’m sure you’ll agree that you seem to lose so many picks each week that you’re convinced there’s some pick stealing goblin in your house or plectrum black hole. This may result in you having a mish mash of picks, all colours shapes and sizes - well here’s my top tip of the week.
Get yourself lots of the same pick. This is obvious when you think about it, but when you practice something you learn to execute the idea with your setup, your guitar, your string gauge, your tone and you pick. Going from a 1.5mm sharp pick to a paper thin nylon pick with no point is as silly as wondering why you can’t execute all of your best licks on an acoustic guitar with 5 rusty strings like you can on your prized SG.
You don’t have to go expensive either - in fact, if you buy a bag of 50 picks you’ll save a lot of money instead of buying them for 40p a pop. Grabbing a bag of dunlop picks is pretty cheap, so why not settle on one type of pick and bring some consistency to your practice?
As for recommendations, you don’t want anything to thin - a thin pick is like writing with a pen made out of rubber - you want efficient transfer of energy to the string. So try a 1mm dunlop pick (the blue one) to see how you get on. Or how about the ever popular Jazz III? I personally use a 2.75mm V Pick and couldn’t be happier!
Video & Music by Linden Hudson. Who is Linden Hudson? ++
CLASSICBANDS DOT COM said: “According to stage manager David Blayney in his book: sound engineer Linden Hudson co-wrote much of the material on the ZZ Top ELIMINATOR album.”
(ZZ Top never credited Linden, or did they opt to pay Linden royalties) ++
LICKLIBRARY DOT COM (2013 interview) ZZ TOP’S BILLY GIBBONS SAID: “the Eliminator sessions in 1983 were guided largely by another one of our associates, Linden Hudson, a gifted engineer, during the development of those compositions.” (end quote) (Gibbons admits this after 30 years, but offers Linden no apology or reparations for lack of credit/royalties) ++