Dec 082014

david ellefsonMegadeth bassist David Ellefson says that the band will spend much of 2015 off the road working on a new studio album and “re-evaluating” its future following the recent departures of longtime Megadeth drummer Shawn Drover and guitarist Chris Broderick.

Ellefson, who was part of Megadeth‘s classic lineup from 1983 to 2002 before rejoing the group in early 2010, is preparing to make a couple of appearances with Metal Allegiance, a project that was described in a recent press release as “a diverse group of metal legends interacting and performing together on the same stage.”

While promoting Metal Allegiance‘s upcoming concerts on this week’s edition of “The Classic Metal Show” — in a joint interview with fellow Metal Allegiance performers Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs, Dream Theater,) and Alex Skolnick (Testament) — Ellefson spoke about Megadeth ‘s future plans and how they affect his ability to get involved in outside projects away from his main band. Continue reading »