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Megadeth will remove David Ellefson bass parts from upcoming album


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Megadeth will remove David Ellefson bass parts from upcoming album

Megadeth leader Dave Mustaine said in an interview with Gimme Radio that David Ellefson‘s bass parts will be removed from the upcoming album of the band and will be recorded by the replacement musician that was not announced yet. Ellefson was involved in a sex scandal recently and was fired from the band.


Dave Mustaine said about removing bass parts recorded by David Ellefson of Megadeth’s upcoming album:

“I just want to 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 going to have someone coming in in a couple of weeks to replace the bass tracks that we had.”

“(It) should be relatively quick,” according to Mustaine that said that a “stellar” musician. “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.”

Singer and guitarist Dave Mustaine said in an official statement about David Ellefson being fired a few weeks ago:

“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 being fired, the bassist talked about the case saying he was seeking justice against people that released his personal videos:

“Recently, a very private video was illegally posted on the internet and false allegations were made against me. The actions in the video were between two consenting adults and were recorded without my knowledge.”

“I am working with Scottsdale Police Department in their investigation into charges regarding revenge pornography to be filed against the person who posted this video. Also, my lawyers are preparing a defamation lawsuit to be filed against this person. This person will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. I am taking this time to be with my family. I wish my bandmates the best with their upcoming tour.”

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