During a recent interview with Rock N’ Roll Icons, Megadeth bassist and also the co-founder of the band, David Ellefson, has talked about the band’s recently released book named ‘Rust in Peace: The Inside Story of the Megadeth Masterpiece’ as well as the earlier days of his career.

In his latest interview, David Ellefson admitted that he was always a fan of Metallica and also admitted the truth that he has never heard of Metallica until the first day he met the frontman of Megadeth, Dave Mustaine.

In the same interview, David Ellefson also talked about their new album which is possibly named ‘The Sick, The Dying And The Dead,’ and also stated that they may change the title of the album. David added that whenever it’s completed, the whole industry will know the details.

Here is what he said about Metallica:

“I love Metallica. I’m a fan of theirs, have been from day one. When I met Dave, I’ve never heard of Metallica.

So, I was introduced to them through [the 1982 demo] ‘No Life ‘Til Leather’ through him – both his songs and the other songs, I like what they do, yeah.

I can just speak for Megadeth, we have always had a pretty deep level of musical proficiency from the very first recording lineup with Gar [Samuelson, drums] and Chris [Poland, guitar], they were extraordinary players.”

He continued:

“The dye has been cast from the beginning with that level, and all the guitar players that have come along have been incredibly gifted players – drummers, the same thing.

It’s nice that whatever we write we can play, that if we can think it, we can play it and make it a reality.”

You can watch the interview below.

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