Dave Mustaine lashes out at Judas Priest guitar tech for soundchecking during Megadeth set

Dave Mustaine of Megadeth
(Image credit: Joseph Okpako/WireImage)

Things were going swimmingly during Megadeth’s Saturday (July 2) set at Barcelona Rock Fest. The band had played hits including Hangar 18, Angry Again and Sweating Bullets, and the crowd were, as usual, lapping it up.

But things took a turn for the worse after the group wrapped up Cryptic Writings cut Trust, when frontman Dave Mustaine became annoyed at a Judas Priest guitar tech who was soundchecking on an adjacent stage nearby.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at GuitarWorld.com from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.