Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine had reaffirmed that David Ellefson, who was dismissed from the band in May, will not return to Megadeth- and has also razzed devotees with a brief glimpse at the bassist’s replacement on the thrash outfit’s brand-new album.
Mustaine recently participated Cameo– a scaffold through which fans can pay to receive personalised videos from celebrities- in an effort to raise money for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
In a video commissioned by YouTube channel Rock Feed( who donated about $150 to the ASPCA ), Mustaine territory bluntly: “Any chance on Ellefson coming back later on? The provide answers to that is no.”
Last month, Mustaine confirmed that although he was present for much of the album’s recording process, Ellefson will not appear on Megadeth’s forthcoming 16 th full-length, tentatively named’ The Sick, The Dying … And The Dead! ’.
Mustaine stated last week that all of Ellefson’s places had been re-recorded by a brand-new bassist, whose identity is still secret. However, in another Cameo video shared yesterday on Reddit- this time recorded for a love reputation Alex- Mustaine contributed a brief, blurred view at the brand-new member.
“I’m walking around the studio right now, ” Mustaine says in the time. “That’s[ creator] Chris Rakestraw sitting back there on the console. And you got our whodunit bass musician concealing behind the chair down there on the floor, so you can’t see him.
“We will be saying who that is soon, and you actually interpreted him before anybody else- even though you can’t really encounter him.”
Band co-founder Ellefson was dismissed from Megadeth in May after it was alleged he groomed an underage girl online. Ellefson vehemently denied the allegations, saying: “These were private, adult interactions that were taken out of context and manipulated.”
Megadeth announced Ellefson’s departure from the band on May 24 in the following statement that predict: “While we do not know every detail of what occurred, with an already strained rapport, what has already been exposed now is enough to make working together absurd moving forward.”
Ellefson has filed revenge-porn freights against the person or persons he alleges “illegally” uploaded the” particularly private video” that prompted the allegations against him. He were allegedly met with police in Scottsdale, Arizona, who are investigating.
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