Stryper’s Michael Sweet says he’s talked to Dave Mustaine about writing music together

“I think it would be really great; it would turn out really great.”

Michael Sweet of Stryper and Dave Mustaine of Megadeth

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Michael Sweet of Christian metal band Stryper has planted the seeds of a potential Dave Mustaine collaboration in the heads of metal fans around the world.

Explaining that he had a chat with the Megadeth frontman about working together on a recent episode of Australia’s Scars And Guitars podcast, Sweet said, “Dave Mustaine and I have talked about writing together. I think that would be kind of unique and pretty cool.”

“We’ve talked about it in text messages — and on the phone. I think one conversation we had. And I mentioned how I’d love to write stuff with him, and he said he had a bunch of ideas that he’s built up over the years, and he could present me with some ideas, riff ideas.”

“I don’t know if he wants to remain anonymous or not, but I kind of threw that out the window by just talking about it right now, so if it ever does happen, I think people will know.”

He added, “I respect Dave as a writer and as an artist, and I think, or at least I hope, he respects me. And I think it would be really interesting for him and I to collaborate and write something together. I think it would be really great; it would turn out really great.”


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