“When I first hired Jeff Young [in 1987] to replace Chris Poland, did I think that Jeff could replace Chris? No.
“Did I think that Jeff was good enough player to be in Megadeth? Yes. The last time that I heard anything that he had done – still a terrific guitar player.
“But you compare Marty [Friedman] and Kiko [Loureiro]… There really are only three guitar players the fans identify with: Chris Poland, Marty Friedman, and Kiko. That’s it.
“I personally liked Glen Drover [played in Megadeth between 2004 and 2008] a lot, I thought that he was really cool.
“The other guys, they all were the part of the alumni and I love and respect everything that they did for us.
“Now we’re not as close – some of the other guys and I are – but I think that’s something that just happens if the band has been operating this long. 35 years is a long time.”