Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine forced to flee stage after being pelted with rocks – video

Heavy metallers set at a Croatian festival was brought to a premature end by missiles from the crowd

Megadeth were forced to end their set at Croatian festival Metalfest earlier this week after singer Dave Mustaine was pelted with rocks.

The thrash veterans, who were performing on the event’s Main Stage on Tuesday (June 5), left the stage after Mustaine was struck repeatedly with rocks, including one that him in the head. You can watch footage of the incident (which takes place at the 9.20 mark in the clip) by scrolling down.

The stones were thrown amid chants from the crowd demanding that ’80s hair metallers WASP appear after rumours spread that WASP frontman Blackie Lawless had refused to perform at the event following an argument with Mustaine. This remains unconfirmed.

After the band left the stage, a spokesman for the band appeared and said: “Guys, Dave’s been hit in the head with a rock.” He was drowned out with calls for WASP before adding: “I apologise. He’s been hit in the head.” He endured his own barrage of missiles before leaving the stage.

Megadeth, who released their last album ‘Th1rt3en’ in late 2011, will perform at this weekend’s Download Festival.