Dave Mustaine: 'MOTÖRHEAD Influenced So Many People'
Interviewed by Red Carpet News TV at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods, Dave Mustaine was asked what made late Motörhead leader Lemmy such a great performer and such a great man. Megadeth mainman answered: "Well, that he had been so influential on so many of the 'Big Four' members [Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax], so many other bands that were influenced by the 'Big Four' because of Motörhead, and just the ripple effect and the trickle-down effect, however you wanna say it… Motörhead influenced so many people. And the thing, I think, most people forget is that Motörhead was like a really loud, heavy blues band. Their music was very soulful and very heavy, but it wasn't like super… like the Swedish riff-lord bands and stuff like that. So I think Phil [Campbell, Motörhead guitarist] was totally overdue getting the 'Riff Lord' award tonight, and I was really, really honored to be able to give it to him."
Motörhead covering Metallica's Enter Sandman