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Billy Talent Saved From Stingray Plight By Bus Driver

Written by Marc Zanotti on February 24, 2013

Billy Talent are one of many Sydney Soundwave acts on Stage 2 that were effected by the delay of 2 cargo trucks carrying the equipment for several acts. The delays have led to the Garbage cancelling their set while other bands such as Blink-182, The Offspring and Paramore have had their set times elongated or rearranged.

Fortunately for fans of Billy Talent, the Canadian punk outfit proved to be a resourceful bunch. As band members Ian D’Sa and Jonathan Gallant explained when speaking with Music Feeds backstage at Soundwave, bands scheduled to play on Stage 2 were in a scramble to get their hands on any gear after a truck went missing between Brisbane and Sydney due to yesterday’s horrid weather.

As luck would have it, Gallant’s plight was overheard by the band’s bus driver, who promptly took a detour via his house to lend the Billy Talent bassist his own Stingray Bass Guitar. Meanwhile, D’Sa took a trip to an Allan’s Billy Hyde Music Store and purchased a cheap Fender Squire, which the lead guitarist then promptly destroyed after Billy Talent’s set, to the chagrine of stage crew desperate for gear.

Check out a portion of the interview and photos from their epic set at today’s Soundwave below. Full interview live soon!

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