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Megadeth’s David Ellefson: Metallica / Megadeth Supergroup ‘Would Be a Blast’

Mary Ouellette,

In a new interview with, Megadeth bassist David Ellefson offers his thoughts on a possible Metallica/Megadeth supergroup.

The topic was first mentioned by Megadeth singer-guitarist Dave Mustaine, but Metallica’s James Hetfield didn’t sound too keen on the idea. Hetfield said that Mustaine is well-intentioned, but has a tendency to not think too much before he speaks, and  Mustaine apologized shortly thereafter to for even bringing up the subject.

In the MetalSerbia interview, Ellefson said he doubts the project will happen, but he would enjoy doing it. “It would be fun to do it, I think Dave just threw that out as kind of a wishlist. I don’t know if it’s ever going to be a reality. A lot of people got excited over a thought of it. If it would happen, absolutely I’d participate. I think it would be a blast.”

Mustaine has also made several other controversial statements recently, such as his belief that President Obama was not born in the U.S. Ellefson defended his bandmate: “Those are Dave’s feelings and opinions and here in America with our freedom of speech and liberties that we have, every one of us can voice their own opinion. Megadeth has always been a band that has been about people’s personal freedom and liberties anyway. Provided that it doesn’t hurt other people, there’s nothing wrong with it.”

In other news, Ellefson and Aaron Lewis from Staind have teamed up with video director/photographer Fran Strine to produce a new documentary ‘Shame on America,’  which will shine the spotlight on what happens to veterans after they return home from the horrors of war.

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