Dave Mustaine Confirms Title Of New Megadeth Album

Megadeth’s upcoming album will be titled “The Sick, The Dying And The Dead.” Dave Mustaine confirmed the news and teased the title track in a recent Cameo video. The frontman said the following in the clip:

“If you listen real closely, you can hear in the background… There’s the Pro Tools rig with the new album, doing a rough mix. And you’re getting to hear a little bit of it in the background… This is the beginning of the song ‘The Sick, The Dying And The Dead’, which is our title track.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Megadeth’s “Unplugged In Boston” To Receive Commercial Release In August

Megadeth‘s “Unplugged In Boston” will officially receive a commercial release on August 20. That effort was recorded during an acoustic show at Bill’s Bar in Boston, MA on May 9, 2001. Pre-orders can be found HERE.

“Unplugged In Boston” Track Listing:

01. “Dread And The Fugitive Mind”
02. “Trust”
03. “Time: The Beginning”
04. “Use The Man”
05. “Holy Wars…The Punishment Due”
06. “Almost Honest”
07. “Promises”
08. “She-Wolf”
09. “Moto Psycho”
10. “Symphony Of Destruction”

Testament’s Steve Di Giorgio Rumored To Be Megadeth’s New Bassist

There are some rumors circulating that seem to suggest that Testament’s Steve Di Giorgio may be Megadeth’s new bassist. The unconfirmed reports stem from Dave Mustaine’s recent Cameo video in which he teased the band’s newest member. As pointed out by a number of people, the bass in that clip was the same make and model of Ibanez as the one that Di Giorgio uses.

[via MetalSucks]

Hatebreed To Replace In Flames On Megadeth, Lamb Of God, & Trivium Tour

In Flames have dropped off their upcoming tour with Megadeth, Lamb Of God, and Trivium. Hatebreed will now be taking their place. In Flames commented:

“In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we had to make the difficult decision to not join the Metal Tour of The Year. We were looking forward to playing for you all and this was an unbelievably hard choice to make. Thank you for understanding and your support as we all get through this unprecedented time. We have a lot of things in the works for 2022 – more on that shortly. Stay safe & we’ll see you on the road again soon!“

Tour Dates:

08/20 Austin, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater
08/21 Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
08/22 Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
08/24 El Paso, TX – Don Haskins Center
08/25 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
08/27 Denver, CO – Ball Arena
08/29 Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre
08/31 Reno, NV – Reno Events Center
09/01 Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
09/02 Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion
09/04 Portland, OR – Moda Center
09/05 Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre
09/09 Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago
09/11 Danville, VA – Blue Ridge Festival
09/12 Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
09/13 Boston, MA – Leader Bank Pavilion
09/15 Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
09/16 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
09/18 Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center
09/19 Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
09/20 Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion
09/22 Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
09/24 Mount Pleasant, MI – Soaring Eagle Casino Amphitheatre
09/25 Indianola, IA – Knotfest Iowa (no Hatebreed)
09/26 St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis
09/28 Minneapolis, MN – Armory
09/30 Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
10/01 Laval, QC – Place Bell
10/02 Quebec City, QC – Centre Videotron

Dave Mustaine Says There Is No Chance Of David Ellefson Ever Returning To Megadeth

In a recent Cameo request from Rock Feed, Dave Mustaine was asked about the possibility of David Ellefson returning to Megadeth at some point in the future. The frontman responded by saying there is no chance of another reunion.

Mustaine simply said the following:

“Any chance on Ellefson coming back later on? The answer to that is no.”

This news comes shortly after Megadeth re-recorded Ellefson’s bass parts on their new album. It is still unclear who the band’s new bassist is, but Mustaine recently teased the mystery musician in a separate Cameo video. Their identity is expected to be revealed soon.

As previously reported, Ellefson was fired from Megadeth following accusations of underage grooming and sexual misconduct. Those allegations stemmed from leaked footage that shows him masturbating during a video chat with a young woman.

The bassist previously denied the accusations, saying the girl was not underage, and he is now seeking legal action against the leaker of the video.

[via Blabbermouth]

Dave Mustaine Teased Megadeth’s New Bassist In A Recent Cameo Video

As previously reported, Megadeth recently brought on a mystery musician to re-track former bassist David Ellefson’s parts on their new album. Now, frontman Dave Mustaine has shared a sneak peek at the new bassist in a Cameo video that he sent to a fan. He said the following in the clip:

“I’m walking around the studio right now. That’s [producer] Chris Rakestraw sitting back there on the console. And you got our mystery bass player hiding behind the chair down there on the floor, so you can’t see him. We will be saying who that is soon, and you actually saw him before anybody else — even though you can’t actually see him.”

[via Metal Injection]

Megadeth Finish Re-Recording Bass Parts For New Album

Dave Mustaine previously revealed that the band were going to re-record former bassist David Ellefson’s parts on their new album and now it looks like they have already finished that process. However, it is still unclear which bassist was brought in for the sessions. Dave Mustaine told a fan the following in a recent Cameo video:

“I hear you’re a big pretty fan of ‘Fatal Illusion’ right now. That’s cool. Actually, we’ve got one song on the new album — it’s called ‘The Dogs Of Chernobyl’ — which is very similar to ‘Fatal Illusion’ in aggression. So I hope you like that song when you get the new record. It won’t be long. It’s a matter of finishing the parts when I get home today and tomorrow. Our bass parts are all done. And it won’t be long, so I’m looking forward to seeing you at the meet-and-greet. Until then, take care and stay metal.”

[via Loudwire]

David Ellefson Will Not Be Featured On Megadeth’s New Album

Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine has confirmed that ex-bassist David Ellefson will no longer be featured on the band’s new album. The group are planning to re-record his parts with a “stellar bass player.”

Mustaine said the following during a recent episode of his Gimme Radio series “The Dave Mustaine Show” :

“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.”

This news comes shortly after Ellefson was fired from Megadeth following accusations of underage grooming and sexual misconduct. Those allegations stemmed from leaked footage that shows him masturbating during a video chat with a young woman. The bassist previously denied the accusations, saying the girl was not underage, and he is now seeking legal action against the leaker of the video.

[via Blabbermouth]

Police Report Offers More Details On Ex-Megadeth Bassist David Ellefson’s Revenge Porn Case

As previously reported, former Megadeth bassist David Ellefson is currently seeking legal action against the leaker of a video that shows him masturbating during a video chat with a young woman. Now, more details on the case have surfaced via Rolling Stone, who obtained a copy of a police report from the Scottsdale Police Department.

After the aforementioned footage initially leaked, Ellefson was accused of underage grooming and sexual misconduct and was ultimately fired from Megadeth. However, Ellefson and the woman in question previously issued statements denying the allegations saying that she was never underage and that the interactions were between consenting adults.

Ellefson also said that he would be filing revenge porn charges against the leaker. According to the police report, the musician admitted to sexting with a girl, who he met and befriended while signing autographs at a 2019 concert in Holland, before meeting her for coffee and soda at a hotel in February 2020. Ellefson said there was no physical contact between the two and that things didn’t turn sexual until July or August 2020.

During that time, the couple began to masturbate with each other through Facebook Messenger. According to Ellefson, “they had about four to five masturbating encounters.” When the online sexual encounters occurred, the woman was said to have been 19-years-old. In the Netherlands, where she lives, the age of consent is 16 and in Arizona, where Ellefson lives, it is 18.

During the latest encounter in February 2021, the woman revealed that she had recorded footage of the bassist masturbating without permission. She also “admitted that she had shared the video with some friends but wasn’t sure how it got leaked out to others.”

The report also says that Ellefson‘s claims are backed up by a polygraph test and a copy of the woman’s driver’s license. He also shared screen shots of the conversations with authorities.

You can read more about all of that over at Rolling Stone.

Former Megadeth Bassist David Ellefson To Seek Legal Action Against Leaker Of His “Very Private Video”

David Ellefson has revealed that he will be seeking legal action against the leaker of a video that shows him masturbating during a video chat with a young woman. After that footage leaked, the bassist was accused of underage grooming and sexual misconduct and ultimately fired from Megadeth. However, Ellefson and the woman in question previously issued statements denying the allegations saying that she was never underage and that the interactions were between consenting adults. Ellefson told Rolling Stone the following about pursuing legal action

“Recently, a very private video was illegally posted on the internet and false allegations were made against me. The actions in the video were between two consenting adults and were recorded without my knowledge. I am working with Scottsdale Police Department in their investigation into charges regarding revenge pornography to be filed against the person who posted this video. Also, my lawyers are preparing a defamation lawsuit to be filed against this person. This person will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. I am taking this time to be with my family. I wish my bandmates the best with their upcoming tour.”