Ex-Judas Priest Guitarist Downing Talks About David Ellefson
David Ellefson and Megadeth parted their ways after the leaked sexual videos and photos of Ellefson. Megadeth’s lead Dave Mustaine announced that on May 24. Since that day, important names from the music industry are commenting on that case. A couple of days ago former Megadeth producer shared his thoughts. Now it is ex-Judas Priest Guitarist K.K. Downing‘s turn to share his opinions about it.
Everything started with leaked images and videos of David Ellefson. In that particular videos and photos, he was seen with a fan. After that allegations -some of them denied by Ellefson- Megadeth said that they were looking into the situation very closely. Soon after that statement, Mustaine announced that Ellefson is no longer part of Megadeth. Since he’s no longer with Megadeth, there were also some rumors and discussions on who will replace Ellefson in Megadeth.
“He’s no different to anybody else”
RecentlyK.K.Downing was in an interview with Eddie Trunk. In that interview, he got the questions about ex-Megadeth member David Ellefson. Downing showed his support for Ellefson and shares his opinions. Besides his support, Downing also shared that he thinks Ellefson will be back.
“But, yes, Dave and I, every now and again we’re in touch, and, obviously, I did send David a text saying, obviously, You’ve got a lot of friends around the world. And he does. He’s not just liked – he’s actually loved. Because he’s such a gentleman. I prided myself in Priest, I really felt I was the one guy that was the very last person to hang out with the fans and just socialize and all of that. But David is exactly that person – he really is – and everybody says that about him.”
“If this had happened in the ’70s or the ’80s, it would have just been put down to rock and roll. He’s no different to anybody else. We’ve all got strengths, and we’ve all got weaknesses, especially as men, I’m afraid.”
“So, I wish him well and everything, and I know that he will, obviously, come back, because he’s so good. And he’s an amazing bass player; there’s no two ways about it. And he’s an amazing bass player; there’s no two ways about it. ‘Cause when we did the gig at Steel Mill, he flew in. We had one rehearsal, in the freezing-cold rehearsal room. He just got off the plane and we ran through the set once. Then we went out and did the show, for better or for worse.”
It seems like Ex-Judas Priest Guitarist K.K. Downing won’t be the last one speaking on that topic. We still haven’t seen an official announcement on who will replace Ellefson in Megadeth. All we know so far is that it’s not going to be Jason Newsted.