Megadeth Removes David Ellefson Bass Tracks From Upcoming LP
Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine has confirmed that tracks from licensed bassist David Ellefson will be removed from the band’s upcoming 16th album, and the new recordings will likely be created by his full-time replacement.
The sequel to 2016 Dystopia was nearing completion, Ellefson having recorded her parts over a year ago, before being sacked last month following a sex scandal.
âI just want to thank you for all the kind words and support as we prepare for this next tour and continue to look for a new bassist,â Mustaine said in the last episode of his Give me the radio show. ” We are progressing. The record is being finished, and we’re going to have someone in a few weeks to replace the bass tracks we had.
He added that the process “should be relatively quick” because the anonymous person he had in mind is a “stellar” musician, and continued, “I hope that will be an ongoing thing after recording. Or we will find someone before registration who will be our permanent guy in the future. â
Ellefson admitted to having “masturbating encounters” with a fan after posting a video of a session online. He said he was pursuing charges of “revenge pornography” against the person who posted it and provided a fan statement confirming that she was of legal age and willingly attended the sessions. In the statement announcing his sacking, Megadeth said their relationship with the bassist was “already strained” before the scandal.
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