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MEGADETH’s DAVE MUSTAINE on Firing DAVID ELLEFSON: ‘It’s So Uncomfortable For Me To Talk About’

Megadeth's Dave Mustaine recently touched on the latest termination of former bassist David Ellefson from the band.


MEGADETH‘s Dave Mustaine recently sat down with Rolling Stone magazine and touched on the latest termination of former bassist David Ellefson.

The MEGADETH mainman said: “With everything that had taken place over the past, 10, 20 years with my relationship with our past bass player, it just became time to… it’s so uncomfortable for me to talk about. It was hard on me letting him go. And I’m happier now than I’ve ever been.”

For MEGADETH‘s latest forthcoming album, “The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead!“, Mustaine ended up bringing in TESTAMENT‘s Steve DiGiorgio to re-record Ellefson’s bass parts because he is “one of those just really amazingly talented players,” Dave tells Rolling Stone.

Just last month, MEGADETH revealed that bassist James LoMenzo was now back as a permanent member of the band. LoMenzo was previously MEGADETH‘s bass player in the mid-2000s until 2010 and recently returned as a live touring member.

“It’s a different camp now, and I’m really happy,” Mustaine says in the interview. “I feel totally invigorated. I feel like I’ve hit my stride, like my best years are ahead of me right now.”