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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.
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"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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anonymous 129 days ago

Dave Must Stain


anonymous 129 days ago

If my uncle knew how the internet worked, he'd be stoked to read this hard hitting report. slow day huh?


anonymous 129 days ago

the hottest guy with the most functional fingers


anonymous 129 days ago

He can finger me in that case


anonymous 129 days ago

"Steve, that sounded great. Let's get you paid for the session. Do you accept $MEGA?"


anonymous 129 days ago

Was he vaccinated


shitinyourhand 129 days ago

DiGiorgio rulz


anonymous 129 days ago

Steve Digiorno


anonymous 129 days ago

It sounds like DiGiorno delivered!


NorthFromHere 129 days ago

Steve has been a bass mercenary since the 80s!


anonymous 129 days ago

I heard this interview and had to turn it off. Couple douchebags and Jose essentially sucking Dave off. Like shaft and balls in the mouth


anonymous 128 days ago

Dave Mustaine vs. Mike Muir started from Dave yelling at Mike for taking from Megadeth's food outlay on The Clash Of The Titans Tour no joke.


anonymous 128 days ago

Will Smith played slap bass on the new Megadeth record.


anonymous 128 days ago

Will Smith is a punk bitch simp who has the taste of his wife's lover's balls in his mouth.


anonymous 128 days ago

It sounds like DiGiorno delivered! >>> DiGiorgio dumbass.


anonymous 128 days ago

lol dude was thinking who the hottest guy out there was? mustaine wants an hot, out guy?


anonymous 128 days ago

It sounds like DiGiorno delivered! >>> DiGiorgio dumbass. You missed the joke dumbass.


anonymous 128 days ago

LOLd at slap bass and DiGiorno posts.


anonymous 128 days ago

What I learned today Bass guitars have less strings than regular guitars It hurts your fingers


anonymous 128 days ago

I sounds like DiGiorno delivered! >>> DiGiorgio dumbass. You missed the joke dumbass.>> I got the unfunny joke dumbass.


anonymous 128 days ago

I sounds like DiGiorno delivered! >>> DiGiorgio dumbass. You missed the joke dumbass.>> I got the unfunny joke dumbass. ^^^^^ No, you didn't.


anonymous 128 days ago

This dude's work with Death was stellar.


anonymous 128 days ago

It sounds like DiGiorno delivered! >>> DiGiorgio dumbass. You missed the joke dumbass.>> I got the unfunny joke dumbass. ^^^^^ No, you didn't. >> Yeah, I did, it wasn't funny, deal with it.


anonymous 128 days ago

"I heard this interview and had to turn it off. Couple douchebags and Jose essentially sucking Dave off. Like shaft and balls in the mouth" ^^^^ Couldn't agree more. Jose was LEGIT balls deep. Dude does a lot for metal, but he's easily one of the biggest tools ever.


anonymous 128 days ago

It sounds like DiGiorno delivered! >>> DiGiorgio dumbass. You missed the joke dumbass.>> I got the unfunny joke dumbass. ^^^^^ No, you didn't. >> Yeah, I did, it wasn't funny, deal with it. ^^^^ Can you both just suck each others dicks and make up already?


anonymous 128 days ago

Hey everyone look at me. I see the name DiGiorgio, so I make a joke about Digiorno Pizza & get angry that someone on here doesn't think it's funny. I pull out the common "you didn't get the joke" defense & think getting the joke means having to laugh at it when no.


anonymous 128 days ago

Can you both just suck each others d*cks and make up already? >>> The dude who told the joke. Also the Scott Vogel stan moron. You are so easy to detect at this point it's laughable. You post dumb shit, double down, get called out for it, then post as someone else bashing you or someone saying "will the two of you" like above.


anonymous 128 days ago

Dave Moussestaine or Dave Moosestaine?


anonymous 128 days ago

well. thank you for that. that's a huge weight off me mind. now if you don't mind tellin me who the fck that is....


anonymous 128 days ago

anonymous 10 minutes ago well. thank you for that. that's a huge weight off me mind. now if you don't mind tellin me who the fck that is.... Me not tell you.


anonymous 128 days ago

"Get tha fuc k outta me house." What movie was that from?


anonymous 128 days ago

Leprechaun in the hood.


anonymous 128 days ago

Angry little fella here in the comments.


anonymous 128 days ago

The People Under the Stairs was a cool movie.


anonymous 128 days ago

Leprechaun in the hood >>> Also Suicide Kings (what the Irish hard-on said to Denis Leary minutes before Leary went upside his head with a toaster 😂)


anonymous 128 days ago

anonymous 2 hours ago Leprechaun in the hood. I actually liked that movie lol


anonymous 128 days ago

anonymous 2 hours ago Can you both just suck each others d*cks and make up already? >>> The dude who told the joke. Also the Scott Vogel stan moron. You are so easy to detect at this point it's laughable. You post dumb shit, double down, get called out for it, then post as someone else bashing you or someone saying "will the two of you" like above. I really hope you get some help for your chronic schizophrenia and your anger management problems.


anonymous 128 days ago

^^^ They're all you, Cybil.


anonymous 128 days ago

Ok...and?


anonymous 128 days ago

" I know you are but what am I"


anonymous 128 days ago

anonymous 1 hour ago anonymous 2 hours ago Can you both just suck each others d*cks and make up already? >>> The dude who told the joke. Also the Scott Vogel stan moron. You are so easy to detect at this point it's laughable. You post dumb shit, double down, get called out for it, then post as someone else bashing you or someone saying "will the two of you" like above. I really hope you get some help for your chronic schizophrenia and your anger management problems. ^^^ If sucking d*cks doesn't work maybe a finger in each other's butt will suffice? Let's just put this behind us so we can listen to the new Megadeth album together.


anonymous 125 days ago

^ same guy, what a sad little vogel simp.


anonymous 123 days ago

SmegmaDeth





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