April 22, 2021 – Megadeth frontman/guitarist Dave Mustaine; fresh from signing a new endorsement deal with Gibson, made an appearance Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee this past Saturday. The stadium is the home of The Nashville Soccer Club. At the beginning of the soccer match Dave plays “The Gibson Guitar Riff” to open the proceedings. “The Gibson Guitar Riff” isn’t a set riff per se’, but could be anything the player decides to play. Other guitarists such as Damon Johnson and Richie Faulkner have played their version of the riff in the recent past. In case no one was aware (including myself), the paint job on the Gibson Les Paul Custom that the artists play their version of the riff is the logo for The Nashville Soccer Club. In the video, the club’s logo is shown in the lower right-hand corner.
You can watch as Dave Mustaine plays The Gibson Guitar Riff below:
On another note 😉 I find it interesting that although Gibson recently purchased Mesa/Boogie, I have yet to see a video from Gibson showing a player playing the riff through a Mesa/Boogie amp.
You can read more about Dave Mustaine’s new endorsement deal with Gibson here.
Good job, Dave!