Dave Mustaine reveals that Steve DiGiorgio played bass on new Megadeth album
As you may recall, not long after recording his bass parts for the new Megadeth album, co-founder David Ellefson was dismissed from the band. Frontman Dave Mustaine subsequently chose to re-record the bass tracks and quietly enlisted Testament's Steve DiGiorgio for the job. Mustaine has now shared word of DiGiorgio's involvement amid a new interview with Jose Mangin of SiriusXM Liquid Metal, stating the following:
"We obviously had that weird little… well, it wasn't little, but we had something happen that we needed to make a decision on, and it set us back a little bit timing-wise, because we needed to recalibrate and find someone to perform the bass parts, and we found who I thought was the perfect fit for us while I decided what to do. Do you know who it was? It was Steve DiGiorgio. You're the first person I told.advertisement"It was a good choice. I didn't think about anybody else at the time. I was thinking about 'who's the hottest guy out there that can play these new songs?' Justis [Mustaine] told me one of the fastest songs we've ever written is on this record. I don't care what anybody says — bass may be less strings than guitar, but it's difficult to play, if you're like me. I have a real hard time playing the bass. I wrote the riff for 'Peace Sells… But Who's Buying?' for Pete's sake, but you know… having to jam some of those parts that fast, it just kills your fingers."