Speaking to Jimmy Key from The Metal Voice, former Megadeth guitarist Glen Drover talked about his disagreement with Megadeth mastermind Dave Mustaine.
Here’s the story:
“Dave I got along with him really well, he wasn’t a taskmaster with me you know I always went in very very prepared. I did my homework so much that he really didn’t question a whole lot. When it came to solos I would do something and then Dave would go why don’t you try something like this.
Dave was not singing all the notes in the solos he was just kind of mimicked the actual the melodies and the flow of the tempo of the solo. That’s what it was like for me I can only speak for myself. I remember doing this one solo on the first song on the album called Sleepwalker.
That song wasn’t going to make the album thank god it did because it’s pretty much one of the very a few up-tempo tracks because there were too many mid-tempo songs and we needed something that was going to be more of a fast.
But Dave didn’t want to do it. In the end what happened was me and Andy Sneap did a demo of it and send it for the record company and they said yeah we’re using this one. So I guess Dave was overpowered on that sorry Dave but that’s how the story went.”
When asked if he had any regrets leaving Megadeth too soon, Glen responded:
“For Megadeth there was issues that came up I had to go at that point. I couldn’t have stayed any longer because of what was going on and I didn’t have any regrets you know. If I stayed in there longer there might have been more problems but I I left when I had to and that was that. “
Watch entire interview below.