During a recent interview with Jeremy White, John 5 talked about his upcoming album and gave some details about his collaborations. Furthermore, he revealed how he got Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine to sing the vocal parts in the song.
John 5 is mainly known for his tenure with David Lee Roth and Marilyn Manson, but he has also released thirteen solo albums since 2004 and received praise from the rock and roll world for his guitar skills. His latest album ‘Sinners’ which will be released on October 29, includes a song that grabbed his fans’ attention.
The song ‘Que Pasa’ seems like it will be one of the favorites on the album as fans are excited to have Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine featuring in the song. John 5 opened up about how he came up with the idea of the song and what he did to get Mustaine to sing the vocal parts.
As it turns out, although the guitarist knows Mustaine, he decided it would be more appropriate to contact his assistant. Thus, he sent them a demo of the track and the Megadeth icon really liked it, which is why he decided to feature in John 5’s new album.
Here is the story:
“I am so happy and honored that Dave agreed to be a part of this. I had a James Brown sample in there from a concert. He was like ‘Que Pasa, people, que pasa’ and he’s talking to people, and I just thought it was such a cool line and even when James Brown talks, it’s funky, and I was like ‘Oh, that’s so cool.’ But the record company was like, ‘Well we can’t use x, we’ll get sued’ and all that stuff. And they said ‘Okay, well who would you wanna have?’ I said, ‘Dave.’
First time I saw Megadeth was so far, so good and really great and super excited. I know Dave enough to say ‘Hello’ and ‘How is it going,’ and we know each other. But I reached out to his assistant, and his assistant played him the song, and he really dug it. I am so thankful and so happy that people are digging the song because so many great things are happening right now, and it’s instrumental music.”
You can watch the interview and listen to the song below.