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Megadeth “moving forward” with new album according to Dave Ellefson

Posted by on January 24, 2015

Megadeth bassist Dave Ellefson was recently interviewed by Spotlight Report. In it, he expressed his feelings about the departures of drummer Shawn Drover and guitarist Chris Broderick.

“It is obviously going to be different without them,” he tells them. “We spent five years together with them in that lineup; that is a long time. We did multiple live albums with them, two studio albums, [and] we toured together. So it’s a bit like some family members are gone. Especially through the holidays, I’ve kinda been a little sad about it. I realize that they wanted to move on to something else, and I support them as my friends, but selfishly, I’m definitely going to miss them, for sure. Things are moving forward, of course, and there will be a new development happening on that front.”

When asked about the possibility of former members of Megadeth re-joining the band for this upcoming album, Ellefson had this to say:

“I can’t talk about it yet; I can’t say anything. Most importantly, we’re moving forward with writing a new album. Once we get into the studio to record it, then the lineup will naturally evolve around that.”
Mustaine and Ellefson could probably write the entire new record themselves and just name the replacements once they’re ready to hit the studio. Either way, we’ll probably find out who’s in the next version of Megadeth before too long.

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