Megadeth have officially parted ways with bassist David Ellefson following allegations that he was grooming an underage girl online. In a message on Facebook, Dave Mustaine writes:
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 is now 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.
May 24, 2021