MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE Fires Guitar Tech, Says He Will 'Never See His Stupid Ass Again'
October 22, 2015
MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has uploaded a video message to his Periscope account in which he slammed his former guitar tech as a "total waste of skin and life" after an apparently less-than-ideal show Wednesday night (October 21) in Brisbane, Australia that resulted in the tech being "fired." Mustaine went on to "apologize" to the MEGADETH fans in Brisbane, explaining that "deserve way better than this jerkoff did tonight." He added: "MEGADETH is much better than what we appeared tonight." He then got one last dig in, saying to the video camera: "But you know what the funny thing is? He has to live with himself. And as of like right now, I'll never see his stupid ass again."
MEGADETH's current touring lineup is rounded out by founding bassist David Ellefson, LAMB OF GOD drummer Chris Adler and Brazilian guitarist Kiko Loureiro, best known for his work with ANGRA.
Due to his LAMB OF GOD schedule, Adler was unable to play with MEGADETH in China and Japan earlier in the month and was temporarily replaced by Tony Laureano (ex-DIMMU BORGIR, NILE, ANGELCORPSE),a veteran extreme-metal skinsman who has worked as MEGADETH's drum tech since 2011.
Adler made his live debut with MEGADETH in July at the Festival D'été De Québec (also known as by its acronym FEQ, or Quebec City Summer Festival in English),in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.
MEGADETH's fifteenth studio album, "Dystopia", will be released on January 22, 2016. The follow-up to 2013's "Super Collider" was recorded earlier in the year in Nashville, Tennessee and was mixed by Josh Wilbur, who has previously worked with LAMB OF GOD, ALL THAT REMAINS and GOJIRA.
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