Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine recently opened up about Sammy Hagar‘s appearance on the band’s upcoming album.
Hagar is a special guest on Megadeth’s forthcoming album, The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead!, which is set to be released on September 2. Hagar sings on a cover of his song, “This Planet’s on Fire.”
During an appearance on Full Metal Jackie’s radio show, Mustaine was asked about the collaboration with the former Van Halen/Montrose vocalist. He explained, “We did a cover song of one of Sammy’s songs.”
“A lot of people didn’t know Sammy before he did his time in Van Halen. I know him from back when he played in Montrose and, after that, in his solo career,” Mustaine added. “I never really was convinced with the Van Halen tracks because I’d heard Sammy sing on Montrose, and that man can sing… oh my God. He was one of my favorite singers, forever and ever.
“‘I Got The Fire is one of my favorite Montrose songs. It’s such a heavy song; even Iron Maiden covered it. I thought, ‘Wouldn’t it be great to do ‘This Planet’s On Fire’ by Sammy?'” he continued.
“This Planet’s on Fire (Burn in Hell)” originally appeared on Hagar’s self-produced 1979 album, Street Machine.
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