Dave Mustaine Says Bass Tracking Is Done for Next Megadeth Album

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Tracking for the new Megadeth album has been completed, though we still don’t know by whom. Frontman Dave Mustaine has confirmed that recently removed bassist David Ellefson’s parts have been re-recorded by an unnamed musician. The guitarist and vocalist said the “bass parts are all done” and “it won’t be long” until the album is completed in a Cameo to a fan named Tina.

Last month, he told fans on his Gimme Radio program “The Dave Mustaine Show” that they had someone coming to replace Ellefson’s already tracked bass lines. “Which should be relatively quick because the person we’re talking to is a stellar bass player,” he stated. “And hopefully this will be an ongoing thing after the recording. Or we will find someone prior to the recording that will be our permanent guy going forward.”

The identity of Megadeth’s next bassist is sure to be revealed by August as the band will be co-headlining a North American tour with Lamb of God. That outing is slated to begin on August 20th in Austin, Texas.

We’ll keep you updated as more details are revealed.

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