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Megadeth's New Album Will Not Include David Ellefson


Keavin Wiggins | 06-18-2021

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Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine says that the basslines that were recorded by David Ellefson prior to his dismissal from the band will not be used on their forthcoming album.

Band cofounder Ellefson was let go by the band last month after the leak of some explicit material. Mustaine revealed on The Dave Mustaine Show this week that they be replacing Ellefson's tracks on their upcoming sixteenth album.

Mustaine shared, "I just wanna thank you for all the kinds words and support as we get ready for this next tour and continue to hunt for a new bass player.

"We are making progress. The record's being completed, and we're gonna have someone coming in in a couple of weeks to replace the bass tracks that we had.

"Which should be relatively quick because the person we're talking to is a stellar bass player. And hopefully this will be an ongoing thing after the recording. Or we will find someone prior to the recording that will be our permanent guy going forward." Check out the full show below:


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