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Bassist David Ellefson is out of Megadeth


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Bassist David Ellefson is out of Megadeth

Megadeth announced that bassist David Ellefson is out of the band. The decision was made after a few weeks ago, a sex scandal involving the bassist that is married was released on the internet.


Singer and guitarist Dave Mustaine said in an official statement about David Ellefson:

“We are informing our fans that David Ellefson is no longer playing with MEGADETH and that we are officially parting ways with him. We do not take this decision lightly. While we do not know every detail of what occurred, with an already strained relationship, what has already been revealed now is enough to make working together impossible moving forward. We look forward to seeing our fans on the road this summer. We cannot wait to share our brand new music with the world. It is almost complete.”

After the scandal was revealed, Ellefson said in an statatement:

“As you may or not know, some private and personal conversations and interactions have surfaced online. Released with ill intention by a third party who was not authorized to have them or share them. While certainly embarrassing, I want to address it as openly and honestly as possible. As much as it’s not something I’m proud of, these were private, adult interactions that were taken out of context and manipulated to inflict maximum damage to my reputation my career and family.”

After the repercussion, Ellefson turned all his social networks off. He didn’t talk about leaving Megadeth yet.

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