In a recent interview with Australia’s Glam Adelaide, MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson spoke about his relationship with the band’s frontman, Dave Mustaine, and how it was affected by Mustaine‘s conversion to Christianity.
“As far as faith goes, it brings people together,” Ellefson responded. “It has as far as MEGADETH goes anyway; it’s given us a common menu to read from. The faith part of it has helped in a really cool way; it’s a commonality for us.”
He continued: “I believe that there’s a fundamental idea of God inside each of us, however you choose to understand it. It’s made things so much better for us — our music, lives and everything else, actually.”
Ellefson, who has lived through the sex, drugs and rock and roll lifestyle associated with the music industry, also offered a message for those going through a tough time right now.
“Pain is the touchstone to all growth,” he said. “It’s usually in our mistakes, our faults and our darkest hours that we grow the most. At certain points in life, we’re embarrassed of afraid to share them; it’s our pride getting in the way. When you set your pride aside and go through those dark valleys, you come out the other side completely evolved and changed as a person. That sets you up to be able to handle the next phase.”
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It was recently confirmed that ANGRA guitarist KIKO LOUREIRO and LAMB OF GOD drummer Chris Adler has officially joined Megadeth.