David Ellefson on Megadeth ouster: “You find out who your friends are… pretty f**king quick when the s**t hits the fan”

David Ellefson
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David Ellefson has been discussing the ups and downs of his career, following the leak of intimate images and messages between the bassist and a fan that led to him parting ways with Megadeth last May. 

Speaking to the podcast Real Music with Gary Stuckey, the thrash musician and Megadeth founding member responded to a question about his new song with Dieth, In The Hall of the Hanging Serpents.

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Matt Parker
Features Editor, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is Features Editor for GuitarWorld.com. Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar, NME.com, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched CreativeMoney.co.uk, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.