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JASON NEWSTED Is 'Not Joining MEGADETH', His Wife Says

Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted will not join MEGADETH as David Ellefson's replacement. Ever since MEGADETH officially fired Ellefson last Monday (May 24), speculation has been rife that Newsted will step in to fill the bassist role on the band's upcoming summer tour with LAMB OF GOD. Earlier today (Sunday, May 30), Jason's wife Nicole ...

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Ex-MEGADETH Producer MAX NORMAN Says He 'Can't Unsee' DAVID ELLEFSON Sex Video, Understands DAVE MUSTAINE's Decision To Fire Bassist

Former MEGADETH producer Max Norman has weighed in on David Ellefson's dismissal from the band, saying he understands Dave Mustaine's decision to part ways with the bassist. The British-born knob-twiddler, who mixed MEGADETH's 1990 album "Rust In Peace" and produced 1992's "Countdown To Extinction" and 1994's "Youthanasia", addressed MEGADETH's split with Ellefson during a new ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON Says He Is Pursuing 'Revenge Porn' Charges Against Person Who Leaked 'Very Private Video'

Former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson says that he is pursuing "revenge pornography" charges against the person who leaked his private messages and videos of his interactions with a woman who is not his wife. MEGADETH fired Ellefson on Monday (May 24), two weeks after sexually tinged messages and explicit video footage involving him were posted ...

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Will DAVID ELLEFSON Join KK'S PRIEST After Being Fired From MEGADETH? TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Responds

Former JUDAS PRIEST singer Tim "Ripper" Owens has seemingly closed the door on the possibility of David Ellefson joining KK'S PRIEST, the new band Tim formed with fellow ex-PRIEST member K.K. Downing. Ellefson performed a full-length set of PRIEST classics with Owens, Downing and ex-JUDAS PRIEST drummer Les Binks in November 2019 in Wolverhampton, United ...

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Ex-TESTAMENT Bassist GREG CHRISTIAN On DAVID ELLEFSON: 'Sometimes There Are Consequences To Doing Stupid S**t'

Former TESTAMENT bassist Greg Christian has weighed in on David Ellefson's dismissal from MEGADETH, saying "sometimes there are consequences to doing stupid shit." Christian — whose acrimonious January 2014 exit from TESTAMENT was well publicized on these pages — addressed MEGADETH's decision to fire Ellefson while responding to questions on Facebook about his possible interest ...

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Late MEGADETH Drummer NICK MENZA Remembered By His Family On Fifth Anniversary Of His Death

Nick Menza's family, in conjunction with Screaming Butterfly Entertainment, has released a video tribute to the late MEGADETH drummer who passed away five years ago today. The two-minute-and-27-second clip features Menza's sister, Donia Menza Ontiveros, and Nick's oldest son, Nicholas Menza, in a brief video message thanking the late drummer's MEGA fans and friends for ...

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THE L.I.F.E. PROJECT Feat. STONE SOUR's JOSH RAND: Debut EP Due In July; 'Ignite' Single Available

Josh Rand, multi-instrumentalist, veteran songwriter and long-tenured guitarist of the Grammy-nominated rock outfit STONE SOUR, and his THE L.I.F.E. PROJECT partner, co-songwriter and vocalist Casandra Carson, have dropped a new song, "Ignite". It is the second track to be released from THE L.I.F.E. PROJECT's debut, self-titled EP, which will be released on July 9. Pre-orders ...

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FEAR FACTORY's DINO CAZARES: 'I Don't Fear Change'

In a new interview with The Underground Australia, FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares was asked what keeps him motivated t o play music more than three decades after the band's formation. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "The love of music. The love of discovering new things and new topics to sing about. New movies. ...

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New Podcast Explores History Of Metal Feat. Rare Interviews With BLACK SABBATH, METALLICA, PANTERA, JUDAS PRIEST And More

Diversion Podcasts, a division of Diversion Media, has announced the launch of "Backstaged: The Devil In Metal". Hosted by bestselling author and music journalist, Jon Wiederhorn, this 12-episode podcast offers a one-of-a-kind journey through the history and culture of heavy metal. The podcast explores elements of darkness and extremism in the music and, examines how ...

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Listen To New FEAR FACTORY Song 'Fuel Injected Suicide Machine'

"Fuel Injected Suicide Machine", a brand new song from FEAR FACTORY, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Aggression Continuum", due on June 18 via Nuclear Blast Records. FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares comments: "I can't wait for everyone to hear this high-octane ripping song. It's based on a ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON's Longtime Business Partner Says He Had Nothing To Do With MEGADETH Bassist's Sex Video Scandal

David Ellefson's longtime business partner Thom Hazaert says that he had nothing to do with the leak of the MEGADETH bassist's messages and videos featuring a woman who is not his wife. Over the weekend, sexually tinged messages and explicit video footage involving the 56-year-old Ellefson were posted on Twitter. The longtime MEGADETH member later ...

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JAMES LOMENZO: How I Landed MEGADETH Gig

In a recent interview with the "Nothing Shocking" podcast, acclaimed bassist James LoMenzo was asked how he landed the gig with MEGADETH a decade and a half ago. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I just finished playing with BLACK LABEL SOCIETY. And I was kind of — how can I say this delicately? — ...

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KK'S PRIEST Feat. DOWNING, OWENS: 'Sermons Of The Sinner' Album Details Revealed; 'Hellfire Thunderbolt' Video Available

KK'S PRIEST, the new band featuring former JUDAS PRIEST members K.K. Downing (guitar) and Tim "Ripper" Owens (vocals), along with guitarist A.J. Mills (HOSTILE), bassist Tony Newton (VOODOO SIX) and drummer Sean Elg (DEATHRIDERS, CAGE), will release its debut album, "Sermons Of The Sinner", on August 20 via Explorer1 Music Group/EX1 Records. Original KK'S PRIEST ...

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MICHAEL SWEET Weighs In On DAVID ELLEFSON Sexually Explicit Video Scandal: 'We All Sin'

STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet has apparently weighed in on the controversy surrounding MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson's intimate involvement in communications with a woman other than his wife. Over the weekend, sexually tinged messages and explicit video footage involving the 56-year-old Ellefson were leaked on Twitter. The longtime MEGADETH member later released a statement on Instagram ...

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