Megadeth officially part ways with David Ellefson

David Ellefson
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Megadeth have announced that they are “officially parting ways” with bassist David Ellefson, following recent online 'grooming' allegations.

In a new statement posted to Megadeth's various social media accounts, frontman Dave Mustaine reassures fans that the band “[did] not take this decision lightly.”

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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.