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James LoMenzo Named Permanent Member of Megadeth
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James LoMenzo Named Permanent Member of Megadeth

James LoMenzo has been officially welcomed back into Megadeth. The bassist, who was a full-time member in the mid-2000s, is once again a permanent member of the metal outfit.

Dave Mustaine Reveals Bassist For Upcoming Megadeth Album
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Dave Mustaine Reveals Bassist For Upcoming Megadeth Album

Ever since David Ellefson was removed from Megadeth, fans have been wondering who replaced his bass lines on the upcoming album. Finally, frontman Dave Mustaine has revealed that Steve DiGiorgio stepped in.

Metal Tour of the Year Returns for 2022
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Metal Tour of the Year Returns for 2022

Metalheads rejoice! Megadeth, Lamb of God, Trivium, and In Flames have announced a 2022 leg for their “Metal Tour of the Year”. The package’s original dates were in 2020 and postponed until last summer.

Megadeth Unveils New Bassist
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Megadeth Unveils New Bassist

Since David Ellefson’s dismissal earlier this year, rumors have been flying about who Megadeth would be bringing on board to fill the bass seat. Now the band has revealed James LoMenzo will be joining them on the upcoming “Metal Tour of the Year”.

Dave Mustaine Says Bass Tracking Is Done for Next Megadeth Album
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Dave Mustaine Says Bass Tracking Is Done for Next Megadeth Album

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.

David Ellefson Responds to Megadeth Firing
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David Ellefson Responds to Megadeth Firing

Days after being ousted from Megadeth, David Ellefson has made a statement about his firing. Ellefson sent his response to Rolling Stone.

Megadeth Parts Ways with David Ellefson
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Megadeth Parts Ways with David Ellefson

In a shocking turn of events, Megadeth has officially parted ways with David Ellefson. The news comes two weeks after a controversy emerged around the bassist.

Megadeth Reissues “Killing Is My Business… and Business Is Good! – The Final Kill”
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Megadeth Reissues “Killing Is My Business… and Business Is Good! – The Final Kill”

Megadeth’s iconic album Killing Is My Business… and Business Is Good! has once again been reissued in a new package called “The Final Kill.” The band’s debut album has been newly remixed by Mark Lewis (Trivium, Devil Driver, Whitechapel) with ten bonus tracks including live cuts and the original 1984 “Skull Beneath The Skin” demo. The original lineup of Dave...

Megadeth Announces Tour with Amon Amarth, Suicidal Tendencies, Metal Church, and Havok
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Megadeth Announces Tour with Amon Amarth, Suicidal Tendencies, Metal Church, and Havok

Megadeth have announced a new 18-date tour for September and October, and the billing is insane. The iconic metal group will be joined by Amon Amarth, Suicidal Tendencies, Metal Church, and Havok. If you’re a metal bass fan, that means you get to see David Ellefson, Ted Lundström, Ra Diaz, Steve Unger, and Nick Schendzielos all in one night. The...

Megadeth Releases “Dystopia”
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Megadeth Releases “Dystopia”

Megadeth, one of the “big four” bands of thrash metal (along with Metallica, Anthrax and Slayer) has released its 15th studio album, Dystopia. The album started coming together in an unusual way, as the band was between guitarists and drummers. “It was an interesting process. I don’t know of any other record that started with recording the bass to a...

Megadeth to Begin North American Tour in February with Impressive Support
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Megadeth to Begin North American Tour in February with Impressive Support

Megadeth’s Dystopia North American tour will kick off in February, with support from Suicidal Tendencies, Children of Bodom and Havok. Megadeth, of course, will feature David Ellefson on bass. Suicidal Tendencies now has Michael Morgon handling bass duties following the death of Tim Williams. The lineup also reveals Megadeth’s longevity — Children of Bodom’s bassist Henkka Sepalla has cited Ellefson...

Megadeth Bassist Says Band Remains Intact After Departures
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Megadeth Bassist Says Band Remains Intact After Departures

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...