Bassist David Ellefson was fired from Megadeth again in Could 2021 after a highly-publicized sexual affair. Megadeth then eliminated Ellefson’s bass components from their new album and had an unknown bassist re-record them. The bassist was rumored to be Steve Di Giorgio of Testomony, and it seems that these rumors have been useless on!
Megadeth mastermind Dave Mustaine broke the information in an interview with Jose Mangin of SiriusXM Liquid Metallic that the brand new report does certainly function bass by Di Giorgio.
“It was a sensible choice. I did not take into consideration anyone else on the time. I used to be fascinated by ‘who’s the most popular man on the market that may play these new songs?’ [Mustaine‘s son] Justis instructed me one of many quickest songs we have ever written is on this report. I do not care what anyone says – bass could also be much less strings than guitar, nevertheless it’s tough to play if you happen to’re like me. I’ve an actual arduous time taking part in the bass. I wrote the riff for ‘Peace Sells… However Who’s Shopping for?’ for Pete’s sake, however … having to jam a few of these components that quick, it simply kills your fingers.”
Mustaine additionally confirmed the band will launch The Sick, The Dying, And The Useless on July 8. As for the upcoming tour, Megadeth simply would possibly play some new music as nicely! In the identical interview, Mustaine stated “we would. We have been speaking about… there is a tune referred to as ‘Nightstalker’ which is a brutal tune. I am unable to bear in mind if that was the quickest one or not.”
Oh, and yet one more factor – The Sick, The Dying, And The Useless includes a cowl of Useless Kennedys‘ “Police Truck” and Sammy Hagar‘s “This Planet’s On Hearth” that includes vocals from Hagar himself. So yeah, The Sick, The Dying, And The Useless is shaping as much as be fairly rattling thrilling.
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