Megadeth bassist David Ellefson spoke in an interview with Ladies In Rock and explained his thoughts on his side-band Metal Allegiance.

He said that they don’t event think of the band is an all-star band or supergroup.

Here’s the statement:

“You know, we don’t even think of it as an all-star band or a supergroup. I think probably people put that label on us because there’s a bunch of famous people in the band. The truth of it is, when I’m in the room with the guys, these are my friends, these are my buddies that we all grew up together in the business.

Our bands all got famous and grew up together, we toured together, we’d see each other at festivals, we’re often on the same tours together, so for me, it’s like walking backstage and seeing my buddies.

The chance that we get to musically collaborate is no different than when I was a kid in Minnesota and I would call my buddies and try to write songs and collaborate and do something with them. It’s just that in Minnesota, we weren’t famous. [Laughs]”

You can listen the entire interview from below.