Dave Mustaine Is Looking For A New Bass Player To Take David Ellefson’s Place
Megadeth’s frontman and co-founder, Dave Mustaine, released the latest episode of Gimme Metal’s ‘The Dave Mustaine Show’ this week and revealed whether former Megadeth bassist David Ellefson will appear on the upcoming album of the band.
As you may know, the former Megadeth bassist was struggling with high pressure put on him on social media after the allegations about his virtual sexual interactions with a 19-year-old Dutch fan. Right after the videos were leaked, Ellefson admitted that he was the guy on the videos and a couple of days later, Megadeth made an official announcement to reveal that David was no longer a Megadeth member.
Since Megadeth was known to be working on their 16th solo album for two years, which might be named as ‘The Sick, the Dying… and the Dead!,‘ all Megadeth fans got curious about whether the band will find another bassist to replace Ellefson’s place in the album, especially right after he was fired from the band due to the masturbation video scandal.
In the latest episode of his show, Dave Mustaine put an end to these discussions by stating that they are looking for a new bassist to replace the bass tracks of Ellefson. Mustaine also revealed the possibility of the new bass player becoming a permanent Megadeth member to go forward.
Here is the statement of Megadeth frontman:
“I just wanna thank you for all the kind 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.”
You can listen to the statement below.