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David Ellefson comments on Megadeth’s resignation: ‘I found out who my friends are’

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Former Megadeth bassist David Ellefson also commented that he had ups and downs in his life and career.

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David Ellefsonformer bassist megadethcommented on the band’s dismissal after allegations emerged on social media that he would have engaged in a sexual conversation with a minor with an idea, according to information from the NME.

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At the time, the musician denied any wrongdoing, and claimed how the explicit text messages were between consenting adults and that the woman was not a minor at that time.

During an interview with Real Music With Gary Stuckey, Ellefson talked about the resignation. “You find out who your friends are and who’s not too fast when the f*** hits the fan, because everybody wants to be around you when they’re getting their Grammys,” he said.

“Look, life is… you’re never at the top all the time. Your life comes and goes, your career comes and goes – all of it. I’ve been lucky enough to be a career musician and have had to follow the ebbs and flows of good, bad and the other, sometimes from the inside, sometimes from the outside,” he continued.

Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine ‘Forgives’ David Ellefson, But ‘Won’t Play Music With Him Anymore’

After the announcement of The Sick, the Dying… and the Dead!17th studio album by megadeth scheduled for September 2022, opened up about the dismissal of David Ellefsonbassist and one of the band’s co-founders, in 2021. The musician said it was a “difficult decision,” and explained how he “will no longer play music with him.”

Ellefson was fired from megadeth after a sexual conversation with a young woman appeared on social media. His bass recordings for the next album were later re-recorded by Steve DiGiorgioof testamentWhile James LoMenzo was chosen as the bassist’s permanent replacement.

In an interview with Metal Hammer, Dave Mustaine discussed the decision to let the former member leave the band. “Let me tell you this – it was a difficult decision that had to be made,” he said. “There were a lot of people involved and I had to decide, because unfortunately when you’re the frontmanit’s you who needs to put up with and face the music.”

“All I wanted to do was take a clean break, and not hurt anybody, not hurt the fans, and not hurt him,” he continued. mustaine. “I just wanted to move on, and I hope the gentleman in question is okay. I wonder how there was some adjustment that had to happen when it happened.”

Source: Rollingstone

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