While chatting with fans yesterday via Periscope (a live video streaming platform owned by Twitter), MegaDave refused to apologise for posting a video in which he called the tech a “piece o’ shite” and a “waste of skin and life”.
Mustaine also clarified that his longtime guitar tech, Willie Gee, was not the tech he was talking about after the technical difficulty-ridden Brisbane concert, explaining (via Blabbermouth): “Willie Gee hasn’t worked for me since April, so… I love Willie; we’re still very close friends. He’s just retiring.”
Mustaine then went on to describe the events that led to his former tech getting the flick. “What happened? The guy lied to me,” the Megadeth leader reported. “He gave me a guitar that wasn’t plugged in or turned on two times and unplugged one time, and you know what? That’s just not acceptable. I wish I didn’t say it the way I said it, but I’m not gonna apologise.”
He continued: “But you know what? I forgive him. And I still like the guy. It’s just one of those things. Actually, if I see him again, I’m not gonna hold a grudge and I’ll probably give him a hug and thank him for trying.”
When asked how he noticed his guitar wasn’t plugged in, Mustaine responded: “Well, ’cause it was making all kinds of sounds from the cord hitting the body of the guitar and nothing coming out from the fretboards.”
Megadeth have just wrapped up their Australian tour, and will be releasing their fifteenth studio album, Dystopia, on January 22nd, 2016.
Check out the video of Dave’s live chat via Periscope, below.
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Gallery: Megadeth, Children of Bodom – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney 2015 / Photos By Ashley Mar
Dave Mustaine Says He Forgives Former Guitar Tech, But Refuses To Apologise For Firing Him - Music Feeds