Megadeth is now streaming their cover of Judas Priest's 1978 track "Delivering The Goods" from the Killing Machine album. The song was originally released in November 2022 via Amazon, and is finally available for the rest of the non-Bezos-worshipping public to hear.
The cover was originally done to celebrate Judas Priest's induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, meaning maybe this year Megadeth will have to cover Iron Maiden or Soundgarden? As for the cover itself, it stays extremely true to the original musically, obviously the main difference being in the vocal delivery. Dave Mustaine and Rob Halford are two wildly different vocalists.
"I had no idea how much Glenn Tipton and Judas Priest had influenced my guitar playing until I recently covered 'Delivering The Goods' with my band Megadeth and got to go over all those guitar riffs again," said Mustaine in an interview with The Rock Show With Johnnie Walker last year. "It was really revealing to me how much Glenn's playing had influenced me."
"Where did I first hear about Judas Priest? I can't remember exactly — I think it was my brother-in-law's little brother. But I did get my own copy of Sad Wings Of Destiny. And I remember when I was living with my mom and we moved in with my middle sister — I have three older sisters — and she was married to a police officer that was the chief of police in a city called Stanton in California in the United States.
"And he walked into his house and heard Priest blaring in the bedroom I was sharing with their son. That was the first time I ever stood up for metal. And when he stomped out, you know what I did? I put the record back on."