Megadeth's new album will not feature David Ellefson's bass recordings

David Ellefson
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Dave Mustaine has confirmed that David Ellefson's bass recordings for the new Megadeth album will not be used, and will be re-recorded by another bass player instead.

In a new episode of The Dave Mustaine Show, the frontman's segment on Gimme Radio, Mustaine explains the decision, and offers insight into the band's search for a new bassist.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.