“The trailblazer of thrash guitar in his own words. The music. The band.
The full story from the man that lived it.” Gibson’s next episode of their docuseries will feature an unfiltered look at the Megadeth architect.
Gibson Guitars has unveiled a quick teaser priming fans for the next installment in their ICONS docuseries which will feature an in-depth, unfiltered excavation into the life, legacy and enduring influence of thrash pioneer, Dave Mustaine.
Following previous episodes that recounted the history and impact of such luminaries including legendary producer Bob Rock, Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi, Alice In Chain’s Jerry Cantrell and Metallica’s Kirk Hammett, the ICONS documentary series is a brilliantly helmed, comprehensively presented first hand account spotlighting the contributions of some of the genre’s most important figures.
The reveal from the guitar marker follows Mustaine’s recent partnership with Gibson as an ambassador for the brand on a larger scale than just a player on the artist roster. Participating in the Gibson Artist Alliance, Mustaine’s signing with Gibson included mentorship, product development and research, as well as involvement in the brand’s commitment to philanthropic efforts. Dave’s integration into the cultural fabric of Gibson from the very start was intended to be integrated into company’s original content – the pinnacle of which is their ongoing ICONS series.
Cesar Gueikian of Gibson Guitars shared the personal connection that he has with Mustaine and why the synergy was especially important with the venerated guitarist. “When I was as kid learning how to play guitar, I aspired to play Dave’s riffs and I was one of the fortunate fans who attended their Youthanasia Tour concert at Estadio Obras Sanitarias in 1994, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where the ‘Aguante Megadeth’ chant was born over the song “Symphony of Destruction”. That was an epic night that I will never forget. I look forward to bringing this partnership to life and unveiling the first stages of the Dave Mustaine Collection to the world.”
Needless to say the Dave Mustaine episode of the ICONS series will be among the best yet. Watch the easer below.