Megadeth respond to David Ellefson video leaks: "We are watching developments closely"

[L-R] David Ellefson and Dave Mustaine of Megadeth
(Image credit: Santiago Bluguermann/LatinContent via Getty Images)

Megadeth have issued a statement after explicit videos of bassist David Ellefson were leaked online.

“We are aware of the recent statements regarding David Ellefson, and are watching developments closely,” the statement – posted to Instagram and Twitter – reads. “As it relates to creativity and business, we are all familiar with one another. However, there are clearly aspects of David's private life that he has kept to himself.

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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.