Megadeth’s Dave Ellefson was the latest guest on Pomelo Rocker and shared that frontman Dave Mustaine has completed his throat cancer treatments and aiming to release the new album in 2020.
“With Dave’s throat cancer treatments that he has now completed, and he’s just going through the recovery now, we’re hopeful and optimistic about a full recovery for him with that,” he said (hear audio below). “Once he’s through that process, we’re gonna just let that take as much time as it needs, and then we’ll resume with the album. I’d like to hope maybe 2020 we’ll be able to get a new album out.”
Ellefson also mentioned he hopes the vocalist is “ready to go” in time for the band’s upcoming European tour with Five Finger Death Punch.
“Sometime life throws you cards you didn’t expect,” he said. “Megadeth, we’ve always been a resilient band and we’ve always just worked around obstacles. Dave’s a fighter, as we know. Just talking to him, he sounds very optimistic about the future for Megadeth.”
Watch the full interview below!