After his dismissal from Megadeth as some disturbing messages and video footages of him were revealed, David Ellefson decided to sell his former band’s gears.
The former bassist and co-founder of the regarded metal band, Megadeth, David Ellefson got kicked off from the band after some disturbing messages and video footages involving him were revealed. And after he got fired, Ellefson formed his own band named The Lucid. Also, David Ellefson’s parts in the album were removed, as it had been revealed after his dismissal from the band, although it hasn’t been revealed still who would take his parts, on the other hand.
And recently, David Ellefson put five pieces of Megadeth gears on sale, that were used during the band’s tours and studio sessions. The famous bassist listed the gears on his official merchandise site, that are consisting of:
- Album-used Hamer 12-string bass guitar, for $1,500
- Tour-played black Jackson CBXM IV David Ellefson X Series signature bass, for $1,500
- Tour-used Jackson X Series David Ellefson signature series concert bass CBX five-string bass guitar, for $2,500
- Megadeth tour-used Hartke Hydrive 8×10″ cabinets in flight cases, for $4,000
- Megadeth tour-used flight case with five Hartke LH1000 Heads, for $6,500
As the co-founder and bassist of Megadeth, David Ellefson had a long career with Megadeth despite they had 2 breakups on their way. After he quit the band in 2002, he came back again in 2010 and stayed put until he got fired this year. So although there are years he had been apart from the band, Ellefson still could manage to perform in almost entire albums of the band except for The System Has Failed, United Abominations, and Endgame. Even though he also took part on the new album of Megadeth, titled “The Sick, The Dying And The Dead,“ David Ellefson’s parts in the album were removed after his dismissal. And it hasn’t been revealed still who would take his parts on the upcoming album of Megadeth, on the other hand.
After he had got fired, David Ellefson formed his own band named The Lucid. On the other side, he only released one solo album titled Sleeping Giants, during his ongoing career with Megadeth in 2019. In addition, Ellefson also worked with other famous names throughout his career as well, such as Killing Machine, F5, Soulfly, Tim “Ripper” Owens, and Metal Allegiance.
On the other hand, there was also an $18.5-million lawsuit put against Dave Mustaine by David Ellefson, back in 2004. Ellefson alleged the frontman of Megadeth Mustaine for shortchanging him on profits and backed out of a deal to turn Megadeth Inc. over to him when the band broke up in 2002. But after Ellefson had come back to the regarded band in 2010, the lawsuit between them was dismissed, eventually.
Formed in 1983, right after Dave Mustaine was fired from Metallica, Megadeth has almost completed 40 years on stages, even though there was also a little time-out, as well. Throughout their ongoing career, Megadeth had also some other member changes along its way as well. And now, the regarded metal band’s current members are Dave Mustaine as the lead vocal and guitarist, Kiko Loureiro as the guitarist and back vocal, and Dirk Verbeuren as the drummer.
Ultimately, Megadeth former bassist David Ellefson is now a member of his own band named The Lucid, along with his side-project, named Altitudes & Attitude, with Anthrax bassist, Frank Bello. The two bassists have released a debut studio album in 2019, titled Get It Out, and one self-titled EP, together with their band so far.