Megadeth announce their ex-bassist James LoMenzo rejoining the band as a full-time bassist

Author Samuel Järvinen - 1.6.2022

Thrash metal veterans Megadeth have just announced on social media their new bassist, replacing David Ellefson, who got fired from the band in 2021. The new bass player for Megadeth is James LoMenzo.

LoMenzo was Megadeth’s bassist in the mid-2000s. LoMenzo will be the band’s official bassist from now on.

Dave Mustaine commented:

“I am thrilled to welcome back James to the Megadeth family. James rejoined the fold as the touring bassist and it’s been a blast having him back, we thought let’s make it permanent.”

LoMenzo offers the following:

“I’m so excited to rejoin Megadeth and move forward full steam into the next phase of this iconic band’s history! With Dave, Kiko and Dirk there’s no stopping us! It just feels great to be home again.”