Tuesday, March 5, 2024

David Ellefson Would ‘At all times Take The Name’ If Requested to Rejoin Megadeth


Colour me shocked, however ex-Megadeth bassist David Ellefson mentioned he would “take the decision” if Megadeth had been searching for a bassist and so they reached out to him. His feedback got here throughout an interview with the Loaded Radio podcast.

“Properly, look, I’m not the one who closed the door. [Laughs] You realize what I imply.

“Dave’s [Mustaine, Megadeth leader] at all times gonna be my brother, man. And it’s humorous, once I take into consideration Dave — I’m simply strolling round the home, I’m fascinated with some second in our friendship and our historical past collectively — they’re often fond recollections. And look, brothers combat, brothers hug and make up, and that’s the journey. As a musical gig, it’s, like, oh, properly, set that off. That’s off the palette now. Clearly I’ve moved on with different issues that you may see I actually take pleasure in. So… no matter.

“I’ve talked to different buddies of mine about this who’ve had bands, and so they’re in different bands the place members have come and gone and no matter, and particularly while you’re a principal, key member and a founding member and all these various things, you have got a deferent kinship to your followers.

“I at all times say this: while you make a report, you’re making it for you. However while you put that report out, that report is in your viewers. And at that time, it now turns into greater than you; it turns into greater than the 4 or 5 or three of you, no matter are within the band — it’s greater than you now. And people songs are gonna outlive us. And all the pieces about that legacy and the tales we simply talked about right here at the moment are in infamy; they’re gonna final perpetually.

“So, for me, you’re a part of a household. And look, ought to there ever be a household reunion? Hey, after all, I’ll at all times take the decision. However with that mentioned, I’m not sitting round ready for a Megadeth reunion. Let’s simply put it that approach. I’m very ahead targeted proper now and I’m very laser targeted on what’s forward.”

Ellefson was particularly requested if he’d contemplate returning to the band if requested. Bear in mind, he was thrown out of the band over what quantities to a non-scandal. Each events concerned had been consenting adults and the video was solely launched by a 3rd occasion. Sure, he was being untrue to his spouse, however that’s nothing significantly particular within the music trade, regardless of how tremendous shitty it truly is.

Nonetheless, the dude’s obtained Kings of Thrash, Dieth, and a bunch of different tasks within the works, so he’s busy as hell with out having to consider Megadeth. And given the whole radio silence Mustaine and his camp are giving the entire Ellefson state of affairs, I’m fairly positive the decision to rejoin received’t be coming any time quickly.

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