NewsMarch 31, 2022 6:16 PM ET2,812 views

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.
"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."

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