David Ellefson says he’s “perfectly content and happy” following Megadeth firing

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Ellefson was sacked from the band earlier this year after allegations of grooming

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Former Megadeth bassist David Ellefson has commented that he is “absolutely satisfied and happy” in his first interview since being fired from the band five months ago.

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talking to aftershocks tv Along with three other members of his new band The Lucid, Ellefson was asked if he was experiencing a new level of creative freedom after his departure from Megadeth.

Ellefson was a founding member of the group in 1983 and performed as a member until their first disbandment in 2002. He rejoined the band in 2010 and remained so until their dismissal earlier this year.


As blabbermouth In the report, Ellefson acknowledged that Megadeth “was forever”. [his] Legacy” but said that their “discovery of what’s in life” began after the band’s initial breakup in 2002.

“In the 2000s, that time just kind of reinvented and just, again, fell in love with making music again, for me, that’s always been there,” Ellefson said.

“And I’ve been active — I’ve been active in making records and making stuff these last years anyway. And I wouldn’t say out of necessity, because, honestly, I don’t get to make music just for the money, Rather making music for entertainment, which has been good.

“It’s fun to make it for creation and not because it has to be inspired by something else,” David said. “So I guess I’m happy where I am. To be honest, I’m completely satisfied and happy with where I am now. I’m not going to lie, that’s all right. That’s why I’m fine.”

In May, Megadeth parted ways with Ellefson after allegations that the bassist posed for an underage girl online after several explicit videos and messages circulated online.


“We do not take this decision lightly,” Dave Mustaine said in a statement at the time. “While we don’t know every detail about what happened to the already strained relationship that has now come to the fore, working together is enough to push the impossible forward.”

Ellefson denied the claims, saying, “As much as it’s not something I’m proud of, these were private, adult conversations that were taken out of context and manipulated to cause maximum harm to my reputation, my career, and family.” was done.”

Ellefson shared a statement from the girl being talked about. “Yes, they were video calls, but I was the one to initiate them and I was never an underage, I was always a consenting adult.” The bassist has since filed a revenge-porn allegation against the person who uploaded the video.

Ellefson launched the new project, The Lucid, last month. The band, which also includes members of Fear Factory and SpongeBob, released their debut, self-titled album on October 15.

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