BREAKING: Vic Rattlehead Resigns as Megadeth’s Mascot
Wednesday will mark the twenty-eighth anniversary of the release of Megadeth’s Killing is My Business… and Business is Good!, which marked the legendary Vic Rattlehead’s first appearance as the band’s mascot. But don’t expect Rattlehead to be celebrating — according to a statement issued by his publicisit, he resigned from Megadeth this morning.
Rattlehead’s statement reads:
“Dave Mustaine and I have been together since the beginning. He is the godfather of my daughter, Victoria Moscowitz-Rattlehead. I have long considered him to be one of my closest friends, and I have always supported him in all of his creative endeavors. But we seem to have reached a fork in the road, and no longer see eye-to-eye in our visions for Megadeth.
“Following last week’s use of a homophobic slur against a fan, I urged Dave to make a public apology and perhaps even a brief PSA for gay rights. Dave refused. As an openly gay man, I simply cannot abide by Dave’s utilization of of hateful language, and have therefore tendered my resignation from being the band’s mascot.
“To my beloved fans: fear not! You haven’t seen the last of Vic Rattlehead! I have already begun to speak to several bands about possibly joining their team as their new mascot. I hope to make an announcement regarding my future plans soon. Thank you for your continued support! I love you all.”
Although no official announcement has been made, sources tell MetalSucks that Rattlehead is already being courted by the newly-formed Slexoder Corporation.
Meanwhile, other members of the metal mascot community have begun to react via Twitter. Some of those reactions can be seen below:
We’ll keep a close eye on this story as it continues to unfold.