As previously reported, Megadeth recently revealed that they were recording a Judas Priest cover for an upcoming “Amazon project.” Now, it has been confirmed that the band decided to take on “Delivering The Goods” for the release.
Frontman Dave Mustaine said the following while naming Judas Priest guitarist Glenn Tipton as his “rock god” during a recent appearance on BBC Radio 2‘s “The Rock Show With Johnnie Walker“:
“I had no idea how much Glenn Tipton and Judas Priest had influenced my guitar playing until I recently covered ‘Delivering The Goods‘ with my band Megadeth and got to go over all those guitar riffs again. It was really revealing to me how much Glenn‘s playing had influenced me.”
He also added:
“Where did I first hear about Judas Priest? I can’t remember exactly — I think it was my brother-in-law’s little brother. But I did get my own copy of ‘Sad Wings Of Destiny‘. And I remember when I was living with my mom and we moved in with my middle sister — I have three older sisters — and she was married to a police officer that was the chief of police in a city called Stanton in California in the United States. And he walked into his house and heard Priest blaring in the bedroom I was sharing with their son. That was the first time I ever stood up for metal. And when he stomped out, you know what I did? I put the record back on.”