During a recent Cameo video that he recorded for a fan’s birthday, Dave Mustaine has briefly shown MEGADETH‘s new “mistery bassist.”
“I’m walking around the studio right now. That’s [producer] Chris Rakestraw sitting back there on the console,” Mustaine said while filming in selfie-mode.
“And you got our mystery bass player hiding behind the chair down there on the floor, so you can’t see him,” the frontman teased as he flipped the camera around to show the musician laying with his arms over his head.
“We will be saying who that is soon, and you actually saw him before anybody else — even though you can’t actually see him,” Dave added.
As previously reported, MEGADETH longtime bassist David Ellefson was fired from the group last month after sexually tinged messages and explicit video footage involving the 56-year-old musician leaked.
During a last month’s episode of his Gimme Radio program The Dave Mustaine Show, Dave said about the new bassist: “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‘s “The Metal Tour Of The Year” with LAMB OF GOD is scheduled to kick off on Friday, August 20 in Austin, Texas and hit a further 26 cities before wrapping in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada on Saturday, October 2. Joining them will be special guests TRIVIUM and IN FLAMES, heralding the long-awaited return to the stage for these bands, who are every bit as excited about these historic and not-to-be-missed shows as fans are.
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