Dave Mustaine And David Draiman Join Forces
David Draiman continues to pop up on what seems like everybody’s records these days. He has the new project with Device, is producing Trivium’s new disc and now will be featured on two tunes off of “Super Collider” from Megadeth.
Speaking with “Shockwaves”/HardRadio” Dave Mustaine explains how the collaboration came together: We did some tour dates together and an opportunity came up for us to kind of collaborate on some stuff. And he came out and we kind of goofed around a little bit. We didn’t really end up doing a lot of stuff together, but there’s a couple of little tidbits of ideas that he gave me that we’re using on this record.
We’d gone out to Pei Wei to go have lunch. We were done with our stuff and he [went] back to the airport. I’ve got a really bad sweet tooth, so I grabbed a fistful of fortune cookies. I grabbed a fortune cookie and I threw the fortune down, I grabbed another one, and I threw the fortune down. And I picked them up in the reverse order that I opened them [in]. This was really important, ’cause the one I picked up first was actually the second one I opened, and that one said, ‘Learn to dance in the rain instead of waiting for the sun.’ Something like that. And the first one said, ‘An unexpected random gift is coming to you immediately.’ So if I would have opened it right, it would have said, ‘An unexpected gift is coming to you. Learn to dance in the rain instead of waiting for the sun.’ And I was, like, ‘Oh my God! I sure believe in that fortune cookie.”