Megadeth's Dave Mustaine fires "stupid" guitar tech

Megadeth's world tour has only just begun, but it seems it's already fraught with controversy, as frontman Dave Mustaine has lashed out at his guitar tech after an apparently sub-par show in Brisbane, Australia on 21 October.

In a video uploaded to Mustaine's Periscope account, the guitarist explains to camera that he was let down by his tech and "fired his ass", before apologising to the audience, saying: "You deserve way better than this jerkoff did tonight, I'm sorry - Megadeth is much better than we appeared tonight."

Were you at the show, and can you shed any light on what went so wrong that it caused Dave to fire his tech mid-tour? Let us know in the comments below.

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.