Steve Wariner has revealed he recently recorded steel guitar for a track by thrash metal legends Megadeth.
In a new interview with The Tennessean, the country singer said the collaboration evolved after he ran into Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine in the recording studio.
“Imagine Megadeth with steel guitar,” Wariner said in the interview. “That’s what I did, and Dave Mustaine is the nicest guy in the world. Isn’t that crazy? I’m a traditional country guy. But the stuff I played on is awesome.”
Wariner has never been afraid of experimenting with other genres or changing up his sound. He had nothing but positive things to say about his experience recording a track from a completely different facet of music.
“It’s really fun for me because it gets me out of the norm,” he said. “I love my old records and my old songs, but boy it’s fun to not do all those sometimes, too. The band is real bare bones. It’s a trio. I am the guitar player. It’s all me, baby. I like the challenge.”
It’s unclear as to when the track will be released. Wariner performed at Nashville’s City Winery on June 24 and plans to play more shows at the venue in the near future. Updates on his tour schedule will be posted at his official website.