Dave Mustaine Shares Sneak Peek of New Megadeth Bassist
Megadeth need a new bassist. Dave Mustaine is on Cameo. These two seemingly disparate worlds collided over the weekend, kicking off what is likely to be a frenzied internet guessing game.
David Ellefson has been out of Megadeth since May following a sex scandal many are labeling as unfair to Ellefson (Mustaine hinted there were other reasons for Ellefson’s dismissal). In that time, Mustaine joined Cameo, the personalized video service, and raised the price of birthday / Bar Mitzvah / anniversary videos from $150 to $350 within six days. The fan demand doesn’t seem to have died down.
It was a Cameo video in which Mustaine revealed that Ellefson’s parts on the band’s new album, which is tentatively titled The Sick, the Dying and the Dead, have been completely re-recorded by a new bassist. And it’s another Cameo video from which we get our first glimpse of that bassist.
The sneak peek came in a birthday video to a fella named Alex. Filming with his phone from the recording studio, Mustaine babbles on with the usual greetings using cues provided by Alex’s pals and then turns his body to reveal a man hiding behind a chair he says is the new bassist. Redditors pointed out that the bassist has no arm tattoos and uses a 5-string, which should narrow down the list of candidates from approximately 7,698 to 2,385, but, ya know, it’s something! Let the guessing game begin.
Here’s the screen shot:
What do you think? Any ideas? The poster also added “maybe Black Veil Brides logo” but I’m not sure where they see that.
We’ll embed the full birthday wish clip at the bottom of this post. See what you think.
Megadeth, Trivium, Lamb of God and In Flames will tour later this summer and into the fall (rescheduled from 2020). Dates:
8/20 Austin, TX @ Germania Insurance Amphitheater [tickets]
8/21 Irving, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory [tickets]
8/22 Woodlands, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion [tickets]
8/24 El Paso, TX @ Don Haskins Center [tickets]
8/25 Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater [tickets]
8/27 Denver, CO @ Ball Arena [tickets]
8/29 Phoenix, AZ @ Arizona Federal Theatre [tickets]
8/31 Reno, NV @ Reno Events Center [tickets]
9/1 Irvine, CA @ FivePoint Amphitheatre [tickets]
9/2 Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion [tickets]
9/4 Portland, OR @ Moda Center [tickets]
9/5 Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre [tickets]
9/9 Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago [tickets]
9/11 Danville, VA @ Blue Ridge Festival [tickets]
9/12 Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater [tickets]
9/13 Boston, MA @ Leader Bank Pavilion [tickets]
9/15 Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion [tickets]
9/16 Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center [tickets]
9/18 Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Music Center [tickets]
9/19 Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre [tickets]
9/20 Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavilion [tickets]
9/22 Rogers, AR @ Walmart AMP [tickets]
9/24 Mount Pleasant, MI @ Soaring Eagle Casino Amphitheatre [tickets]
9/26 St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis [tickets]
9/28 Minneapolis, MN @ Armory [tickets]
9/30 Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage [tickets]
10/1 Laval, QC @ Place Bell [tickets]
10/2 Quebec City, QC @ Centre Videotron [tickets]