02-19-2011, 03:40 AM
(02-18-2011 03:28 PM)Lady Floydian Wrote: [ -> ]Dave Mustaine (Metallica, Megadeth) once said that David could do more with one note, than any other guitarist could do with an entire fretboard. I always thought that was a kick-ass compliment, especially since a lot of heavy metal guitarists, like Mr. Mustaine, are quite known for running their fingers up and down the fretboard like the damn thing is on fire. It also shows that even guitarists in other genres can recognize and appreciate the genius that David brings to his craft.
I could watch him play for hours, and when I was fortunate enough to see him in Chicago back in 2006, I stared at his guitar more than anything else.
Metal guitarists shred (seriously, that's what it's called :P) a lot, indeed, but Mustaine definitely knows his ABCs when it comes to guitar playing. He's very skilful and talented, and plays both really quick (borderline shredding) and really melodic (like David does) solos. I think people like him should exist more... They'd make metal music so much better.
It's not surprising that this compliment comes from Mustaine, in other words.