Megadeth Fires Bassist Dave Ellefson

One of the founding members of Megadeth, bassist David Ellefson has been fired from the band. This comes after allegations of sexual misconduct with a teenager.

Dave Mustaine issued a statement via Twitter and Instagram:

"We are informing our fans that David Ellefson is no longer playing with Megadeth and that we are officially parting ways with him. We do not take this decision lightly.

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.

We look forward to seeing our fans on the road this summer, and we cannot wait to share our brand new music with the world. It is almost complete." - Dave Mustaine | Megadeth | May 24, 2021

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