Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine Blasts Judas Priest Crew While On Stage

Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine Blasts Judas Priest Crew While On Stage
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Megadeth recently revealed the final details of their forthcoming album, “The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead!” The album will come out on Sept. 2 via UMe and feature 12 new tracks and two cover songs. It will be available on CD, vinyl, cassette as well as digitally. Last month, Megadeth released the first song from the album, “We’ll Be Back,” which was accompanied by the video, “We’ll Be Back: Chapter 1.” The video is a short-film format that details the beginnings of Megadeth’s mascot, Vic Rattlehead. “For the first time in a long time, everything that we needed on this record is right in its place,” guitarist/singer Dave Mustaine said in a release. “I can’t wait for the public to get hold of this!”

This past weekend, Megadeth were performing at the Barcelona Rock Fest in Spain. The festival utilizes two stages side-by-side so when one band ends, the next can immediately begin. During Megadeth’s set, Mustaine stopped the show to scold the crew on the other main stage which was preparing for Judas Priest’s performance later in the show. “We’ll wait till he’s done checking his guitar over there,” Dave said into the microphone. Mustaine paused for a bit, then threw up a middle finger at the crew member. “The last night of the tour — we went all the way to the last f*cking night, and then some pussy over on the stage next to us has to start playing while we’re playing. How f*cking pathetic, amateur piece of sh*t you are.” After pausing again, Mustaine said: “Can we proceed now?” and then muttered under his breath, “F*cking c*nt,” before the band began “Symphony Of Destruction.” 

A few months ago, Mustaine reprimanded a security guard for being too aggressive in trying to control the crowd. “Hey, Mister Security Dude. You there. Stop interfering with our show. Okay?” he said. “You don’t need to go up on the f*cking barricade and point at people. Everybody’s having fun. Cool it or I’ll ask for you to be taken out of the pit. Do you understand me? Do we have a f*cking understanding here? Don’t do it again.” Mustaine paused for a few seconds before adding: “I’m sorry, you guys,” he said. “It’s just I don’t want your show to be f*cked with by a bunch of f*cking people that don’t know why they’re here.” 

A month prior to that, Mustaine also made headlines when he took issue with people that object to his stage banter. “The last couple of nights I’ve been talking from the stage,” he said. “It’s been a long time, and we’ve all been waiting for live music again. And there’s some people who have taken exception to some things that I’ve said from the stage the last couple of nights. And I thought to myself, ‘Well, if you don’t like what I’m saying, why are you at a Megadeth concert?’ If you don’t like what I’m saying, f*ck you. First Amendment, right? Freedom of speech. F*ck you. That’s what I say. Don’t take sh*t from anybody ever.”

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