In a new video, frontman Dave Mustaine looked back on Megadeth’s staple 1990 album “Rust in Peace,” explaining what the record means to him nearly three entire decades later. He said:
“Megadeth growing up… ‘Rust in Peace’ was kind of like where we started to grow our mustaches – little boys who started to feel like men.
“It was such an amazing feeling watching people… they didn’t know what they were experiencing. Writing this record… I sometimes think, ‘How the hell did I write this?!’. [Chuckles]
“The scope and the grandeur of the arrangements is something that I truly believe is beyond the scope of my little brain. And the playing is so… the caliber is so high that I believe that if I was left on my own, I probably wouldn’t have challenged myself so much.
“But you have to add in the secret weapon – Marty Friedman came into the band.
“When we auditioned him, his little CDs [were] on the table. I looked at it and Marty had black hair to here [around eye level] and orange hair down to here [around chest level].