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Megadeth announce James LoMenzo as permanent replacement for David Ellefson

After previously serving as a member of the band in the mid-2000s and then stepping back in last year after the exit of David Ellefson, bassist James LoMenzo is back as a permanent member of Megadeth.

A statement read, “Megadeth announce bass player James LoMenzo as a permanent member of the band. LoMenzo was Megadeth’s bass player in the mid-2000s and recently stepped back in as a touring member for The Metal Tour of the Year. LoMenzo now officially rejoins the Megadeth family.”

Dave Mustaine added, “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 commented, “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.”

Megadeth will spend time on the road in Europe before returning in August to the U.S. to kick off a run of dates with Five Finger Death Punch.  For tour dates and ticketing info, head here.

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