Megadeth’s frontman Dave Mustaine spoke in an interview with Rock Cellar Magazine and explained the best rhythm guitarists of all time.

Here’s his statement:

“The weirdest thing about it is when I was in the band (Metallica), James (Hetfield) didn’t do any talking in-between songs. If you put the two of us together side-by-side, split a TV monitor in half, and had us both hopping around onstage, there’s a lot of similarities. The way he acts and moves with his guitar and stuff like that.

I think James is one of the best rhythm guitar players in the world. As far as rhythm guitar players are concerned, there’s James, there’s me, there’s Malcolm Young and there’s Rudolph Schenker.  There’s no one else that touches the four of us. We’re the fantastic four.

He continued:

“I always make the other guitar players I’ve played with over the years read the lyrics so they know what I’m saying. Because I’ve got to tell you something as a guitar player—when you’re aware of what the words of a song are and you understand better, it changes the solo.

In a band like Megadeth where rhythm is one of the main ingredients, the solos become so much more important because it’s not just self-indulgent pig guitar playing all through the whole song.”

Click here to read entire interview.