Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine says he fired his guitar tech following an October 21 show in Brisbane, Australia.
“You guys ever have an experience where you are in a clutch moment and you have somebody there that’s like your wheel-man and the guy just turns out to be a total dewclaw?,” said Mustaine in a video message to fans. “Like a totally waste of skin and life?
“Well, that was my guitar tech tonight and I fired his ass and I apologize to the people here in Brisbane. We’ll make it up to you sometime, maybe it’ll be in Hawaii when we luau this fat pig’s ass. I’m sorry, Megadeth is much better than what we appeared tonight.”
Music Feeds reports Mustaine stopped the show at the Eatons Hill Hotel and apologized to the crowd while they took a break to investigate the technical issues they were experiencing throughout the concert.
The Brisbane stop was the fourth and final show of a week-long series of dates in Australia as the band tours ahead of the January 22 release of their 15th album, “Dystopia.”
The follow-up to 2013’s “Super Collider” features new guitarist Kiko Loureiro and guest drummer Chris Adler from Lamb Of God following last fall’s departure of Chris Broderick and Shawn Drover.
Megadeth will begin a 4-show run in India on Saturday before playing dates in Russia and Europe next month.
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