Former Megadeth Bassist David Ellefson Is Back on Cameo
Former Megadeth bassist David Ellefson has returned to Cameo, the platform that allows fans to purchase personalized video messages from celebrities.
Ellefson stepped away from the service he was fired from Megadeth amidst a sex scandal earlier this year. He has since launched a new project, The Lucid, which also features vocalist Vinnie Dombroski (Sponge), guitarist Drew Fortier (Zen From Mars), and drummer Mike Heller (Fear Factory). While doing the rounds doing to promote that band’s eponymous debut, Ellefson has spoken quite candidly about the circumstances surrounding the scandal and his firing from Megadeth. So it only makes that he would now feel comfortable returning to Cameo.
Ellefson is charging $30 for a personal use video and $100 for a video to be used for a business. He’s also offering 24-hour turnaround. You can get more details here.
Ellefson recently revealed that he asked for his bass tracks on Megadeth’s new album to be kept on the final recordings, but the band had them re-recorded by a mystery bassist, rumored to be Steve DiGiorgio (Death, Testament, Dethklok, etc.). He also recently spoke about both the difficulties in his family life and the support he received from friends in the wake of the scandal breaking.
In a statement announcing Ellefson’s dismissal, Megadeth said that “While we do not know every detail of what occurred, with an already strained relationship, what has already been revealed now is enough to make working together impossible moving forward.”
Ellefson subsequently released his own statement, in which he indicated that he would be seeking legal action against the person who leaked the videos.
Megadeth replaced Ellefson for their recent tour with James LoMenzo (White Lion, Black Label Society, Firstborne, etc.), who was previously in the band from 2006 until 2010.
Megadeth’s next album, titled The Sick, the Dying, and the Dead, is expected to be released in 2022.