Megadeth founder and frontman Dave Mustaine has announced the return of original bassist David Ellefson (1983-2002) to the iconic multi-platinum group. This reunion is appropriately timed to Megadeth's upcoming historic month-long Rust In Peace 20th anniversary tour which launches March 1 in Spokane, WA. At these incredibly special shows, Megadeth will play their landmark, genre-defining 1990 album Rust In Peace in its entirety, in addition to other Megadeth favorites.

"This shows the power of brotherly love and forgiveness," Mustaine says. "David Ellefson belongs in Megadeth. Next we are going to show you the power of getting your asses kicked...HARD!"

David Ellefson concurs: "This is a huge moment for all of us, band and fans alike. It is a great celebration of the music from one of the biggest landmark albums of our career."

Ellefson will join Mustaine and Megadeth band members Shawn Drover (drums) and Chris Broderick (guitar) on tour in support of the group's current CD Endgame, which has received some of the highest critical accolades of the band's career.

"We'd like to thank James LoMenzo for several years of loyal service on the bass, and wish him the very best," Mustaine adds.

Band profile: Megadeth
Posted: 09.02.2010 by Bad English

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Doc Godin - 13.02.2010 at 10:38  
Written by LeChron James on 09.02.2010 at 13:05

MAN mustaine is a dick for promptly removing Lo Menzo from bass, but its damn good to have Ellefson back. it makes megadeth less egomaniacal.....sorta....

I was curious, did they just boot Lo Menzo like an old pair of socks or what?
Conemetal - 13.02.2010 at 21:13  
Good news
Arian Totalis - 13.02.2010 at 23:26  
Written by BitterCOld on 10.02.2010 at 06:19

he likely views him more as a partner in crime....

Actually, Dave on more than one occasion has said that very thing about him, and vice versa.
LeChron James - 16.02.2010 at 02:17  
Written by Doc Godin on 13.02.2010 at 10:38

I was curious, did they just boot Lo Menzo like an old pair of socks or what?

i guess, it sorta sounds to me like what happened in Equilibrium recently. little to no explanation Lo Menzo leaving and Ellefsen rejoining. but knowing Mustaine he probably just sent Lo Menzo packing much in the fashion you're describing
ZaP2012 - 16.02.2010 at 08:20  
For everyone who didn't read the article that I posted, James was leaving regardless.

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