Dave Mustaine has removed David Ellefson’s bass recordings from the new Megadeth album. Ellefson told 96.7 KCAL-FM radio program “Wired In The Empire” about recording. “I feel like on the new Megadeth record, me and Dirk have those same moments. It’s Megadeth — it’s not Rush, obviously — but in the field of what we do, there were these moments that I was just going, ‘Oh, my God.’ This is me as a kid going, ‘This is my Geddy/Neil moment right here.'”
Mustaine announced on his Gimme Radio show “The Dave Mustaine Show” that Ellefson’s recordings will be erased.
“I just wanna thank you for all the kinds words and support as we get ready for this next tour and continue to hunt for a new bass player. We are making progress. The record’s being completed, and we’re gonna have someone coming in in a couple of weeks to replace the bass tracks that we had. Which should be relatively quick because the person we’re talking to is a stellar bass player. And hopefully this will be an ongoing thing after the recording. Or we will find someone prior to the recording that will be our permanent guy going forward.”