David Ellefson recently appeared on ‘Vox and Hops’ and revealed that he was thankful for Dave Mustaine. Keeping in mind their long history, here’s what Ellefson said:
“Look, I don’t regret it at all. I wouldn’t have changed any of it, man. I got to Hollywood at the f*cking perfect time, man. The week we got there was just the best. I meet Dave [Mustaine], we start Megadeth, and on it goes. And I kind of consider that… That was divine for both of us.”
Even after all of the back and forth between him and Mustaine, including getting fired from the band, David still said:
“He needed a real right-hand man who was going to frickin’ be there, and that was me. And I needed someone to pilot the jungle. He knew his shit, and he grew up around the area. And I’m thankful for him every day. Despite all of it between me and Dave, I’m always thankful for him that he was the big brother that helped me get through that.”
Going back to David’s dismissal from Megadeth, it all stemmed from a leaked sex video scandal and Mustaine having to rerecord the bass parts of the ‘The Sick, the Dying… and the Dead!’ album. On Gimme Metal’s ‘The Dave Mustaine Show’ in 2021, Dave shared what the band was doing; he said:
“I just wanna thank you for all the kind words and support as we get ready for this next tour and continue to hunt for a new bass player. We are making progress. The record’s being completed, and we’re going to have someone coming in in a couple of weeks to replace the bass tracks that we had […].”
You can watch the interview below.