Dave Mustaine Calls Out “A**hole” Fan for Interrupting Him at Megadeth Show

Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine called a fan “an asshole,” “a turd” and “a pile of shit” for interrupting him while he spoke to the audience at the group’s show in Moline, Illinois, on October 7.

The incident was captured on video and shows Mustaine telling the crowd a story, when a man in the audience loudly interrupts him.

“What? What’d you say?” Mustaine asks. “Okay, everybody, I’m gonna wait till this asshole is done talking.”

“No, go ahead,” Mustaine says after waiting a moment. “Whatever you’ve gotta say is more important than what I’ve gotta say.”

You can watch the full incident below.

Megadeth’s tour with Amon Amarth, Suicidal Tendencies, Metal Church and Butcher Babies launched on September 20 in Casper, Wyoming, with dates booked through October 15 in Camden, New Jersey. Megadeth are continuing to tour in support of their latest album, Dystopia, which came out last January.

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Christopher Scapelliti is editor-in-chief of Guitar Player (opens in new tab) magazine, the world’s longest-running guitar magazine, founded in 1967. In his extensive career, he has authored in-depth interviews with such guitarists as Pete Townshend, Slash, Billy Corgan, Jack White, Elvis Costello and Todd Rundgren, and audio professionals including Beatles engineers Geoff Emerick and Ken Scott. He is the co-author of Guitar Aficionado: The Collections: The Most Famous, Rare, and Valuable Guitars in the World (opens in new tab), a founding editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine, and a former editor with Guitar WorldGuitar for the Practicing Musician and Maximum Guitar. Apart from guitars, he maintains a collection of more than 30 vintage analog synthesizers.