Megadeth mastermind, Dave Mustaine recently hosted his own ‘The Dave Mustaine Show’ on Gimme Radio and revealed that the band is working on replacing the bass tracks previously laid down by recently removed bassist, David Ellefson. The frontman hinted that Ellefson’s replacement is a “stellar bass player”,

“I just wanna thank you for all the kinds 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 gonna have someone coming in in a couple of weeks to replace the bass tracks that we had. Which should be relatively quick because the person we’re talking to is a stellar bass player. And hopefully this will be an ongoing thing after the recording. Or we will find someone prior to the recording that will be our permanent guy going forward.”

Megadeth is about to embark on ‘The Metal Tour Of The Year‘ with Lamb Of God, Trivium and In Flames in late August. We here at Metal Insider took part in a Headbangers Brawl regarding Ellefson’s replacement for the upcoming tour.

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David Ellefson was fired from Megadeth after sexually explicit videos leaked online. Read more here!