Monday, March 4, 2024

David Ellefson Says Megadeth’s Current High quality Has Diminished “Over the Final 5 Years”

Having spent most of his grownup {and professional} life hooked up to the Megadeth model, David Ellefson would know a factor or two about how good the band was. Solely now as an ex-member following his 2021 firing over a intercourse scandal that blew up on-line, he’s being far more candid concerning the high quality of his former band’s output lately.

Whereas talking with MetalSucks alum Andrew Daly for Metallic Edge Magazine, Ellefson mirrored on his ousting from the band and urged that his new initiatives are “nearly as good or higher than something [Megadeth has] ever finished.”

“[Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine] hates the thought of me succeeding outdoors that enviornment. As a result of now, I get to be the one who helps create the music, make the selections, and mainly, be in cost. It wasn’t that means in Megadeth, which I feel many individuals know by now. However individuals love that band due to the music we created collectively. These songs will stand without end regardless of all of the stuff that occurred behind the scene. So, when all that went down, I simply mentioned, ‘We now have a terrific legacy, however it’s over now. Do you wish to have a shootout or let the music converse for itself?’ I selected to let the music I make converse for itself. And I feel it speaks volumes. I’m fairly satisfied that the stuff I’ve put out since leaving Megadeth is nearly as good or higher than something they’ve finished.”

That’s a fairly lofty assertion, fact be instructed. I imply, Megadeth put out some bangers within the 80s and 90s. Regardless of that legacy, Ellefson mentioned he thinks Mustaine has been firing again on the ex-bassist and former Megadeth guitarist Jeff Younger by numerous media stories as a result of he’s “intimidated” by what’s popping out from initiatives like Dieth and Kings of Thrash.

“I’ve watched the standard of Megadeth diminish over the past 5 years, which was very irritating. I’d carry concepts to the desk and attempt to assist the scenario, however these concepts could be both shut down or eliminated after the very fact. It was very aggressive and irritating to be deliberately diminished or faraway from the method. So, I mentioned, ‘Okay, I see what’s happening right here.’ An outdated saying goes, ‘Youngsters that don’t share their toys don’t have mates.” o, I simply mentioned, “I’ll take my toys and play with another person.” That is easy shit you be taught in kindergarten, however not a lot in that band.”

You may learn your entire interview over at Metallic Edge Magazine.

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