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Megadeth Bassist Says Band Remains Intact After Departures

David Ellefson

Although Megadeth’s drummer and guitarist have left the band, band bassist and co-founder David Ellefson is assuring fans that the band isn’t over.

He recently talked with the Megadeth Cyber Army (the band’s fans) online, and noted that his presence on the fan forum should reveal that the band is still together. He then added, “As of right now, we are looking at all the options, of which there are many,” added Ellefson. “We’ll certainly continue working on the new songs for the next record. Hopefully that brings everyone up to speed…”

Ellefson and lead vocalist/guitarist Dave Mustaine have always served as Megadeth’s core. Since the band’s 1983 formation, a slew of other musicians have been in the band, the thrash metal band has alway soldiered on, producing new albums with regularity since the mid-1980s.