Dave Mustaine Says There’s “No Chance” David Ellefson Will Ever Rejoin Megadeth
Since joining Cameo a couple of weeks ago, it seems to have become the exclusive platform for Dave Mustaine to drop mega-important Megadeth news. It was through that service that we first learned David Ellefson’s bass parts for the new ‘Deth record — tentatively titled The Sick, the Dying and the Dead — have been re-recorded by another bassist. And it was through that service that we got our first hint of who that bassist may be.
And it is now through that service that we know Dave Mustaine believes David Ellefson will never return to Megadeth again.
Ellefson, of course, was fired from Megadeth in May, after he got caught on video playing with something that wasn’t his bass with a woman who wasn’t his wife.
The news that there’s no room for reconciliation arrives courtesy of our old pal Brian Storm at Rock Feed, who cleverly purchased a Cameo video from Mustaine (below) in order to ask about the possibility of Ellefson ever rejoining the band. To which Mustaine replied:
“Any chance on Ellefson coming back later on? The answer to that is no.”
That seems pretty definitive and I’m sure Mustaine believes it.
As to whether or not it’s accurate, only time will tell. Musicians say they’ll never play with a former compadre again all the time only to have to eat their words later. I’m sure I don’t have to remind you that Ellefson has already been out of Megadeth once before, and rejoined Megadeth once before. The chances of Mustaine and Ellefson working together again will not be 0.00% until one of them is dead. So never say never.
Megadeth, Trivium, Lamb of God and In Flames will tour later this summer and into the fall (rescheduled from 2020). Dates are as follows:
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]