David Ellefson on being ousted from Megadeth: “I don’t have any sour grapes over it”

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Former Megadeth bassist David Ellefson has opened up about his firing from the band in a new interview, saying that he is ultimately “not bitter” about his decision.

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Ellefson was fired from her role in May after allegations that the bassist had posed for an underage girl online. Ellefson denied the claims, stating that “as much as this is not something I am proud of, these were private, adult conversations that were taken out of context and intended to cause maximum harm to my reputation, my career, and family.” was manipulated”.

The musician gave his first public interview since the firing earlier this week, stating aftershocks tv that he was “completely satisfied and happy” with his life after Megadeth. Now, in another interview with SiriusXM, he addressed his current relationship with former bandmate Dave Mustaine and the incident that led to his forced departure.


“Night [the videos were leaked online]Some people said, ‘Hey, don’t say anything,'” said Ellefson, heavy results Report. “Specifically, the Megadeth camp didn’t want me to say anything. but my legal [team] Said, ‘Hey, I guess you should say something.

“I think some people have done some really lousy things here and made some false allegations about you, and you have every right to defend yourself.” And I did. Ultimately, that’s what led to my dismissal from Megadeth. But I have every right to defend myself, as does anyone, especially when someone is making false allegations about you like this.”

On how he dealt with the fallout from Mustaine – who was adamant that Ellefson would not rejoin the band – he said: “Dave and I have grown up, and we have our opinion. It’s not a thing where it’s just Dave. And there are people on the three sides when it’s me and the band. And obviously, they didn’t want that anymore – they didn’t want it to happen.

“It’s like, ‘Hey, we don’t want you here. There’s the door. Don’t come to work on Monday.’ So, it’s, like, ‘Okay. Fine.’ And that’s how I looked at it, and that’s how I look at it today. I don’t have any sour grapes on top of it, and I’m not bitter about it.

The bassist – who performed with Megadeth from its 1983 inception until its 2002 disbandment, then from their reunion to firing in 2010 – recently formed a new project called The Lucid, for which he collaborated with members of Fear Factory and SpongeBob. recruited. The band released their eponymous debut last Friday (October 15).

Ellefson also filed revenge-porn charges against the man who uploaded the video, which led to his sacking from Megadeth.


As far as Megadeth itself is concerned, Thrash Metalers has recently finished touring America. On tour date, Mustaine began an anti-mask rant.

The band is currently gearing up to release their 16th album, ‘The Sick, the Dying and the Dead’, sometime in 2022. Ellefson’s replacement for the record is still unconfirmed at the time of writing, although the band reunited with former bassist James Lomenzo. For his recent US run.

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