In a new video interview with U-T San Diego, MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine talks about his unique relationship with smooth-jazz saxophonist Kenny G and his upcoming 2014 collaboration with the San Diego Symphony, at which he will be the featured soloist on electric guitar. Check it out below.
Mustaine will be a featured soloist with the San Diego Symphony in a program that will include Wagner's "Ride Of The Valkyries" from "Die Walküre", Vivaldi's "Winter" from "The Four Seasons" and Dvorak's Symphony No. 9 (the "New World" symphony).
Executive director Edward "Ward" Gill said it's all about reaching new audiences, while music director Jahja Ling said he had a good meeting with Mustaine, and he may conduct the concert himself (no conductor is listed at this point, and Mustaine's exact involvement is still being worked out).
MEGADETH's new album, "Super Collider", is scheduled for a June release via Mustaine's new label, Tradecraft, which is distributed by Universal Music Enterprises(UMe). Mustaine sang the very last note on the album on March 13 at his Vic's Garage studio in San Marcos, California. Horn player Bob Findley — who previously appeared on the track "Silent Scorn" from MEGADETH's 2001 CD, "The World Needs A Hero" — is a featured guest on the song "A House Divided" on the new album.