Former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson recently spoke to MaximumMetal.com about how the debut CD from his new band, F5, is coming along and the possibility of his involvement in any future MEGADETH projects. The following are some of the highlights of that interview:
MaximumMetal.com: Who is producing the F5 album and where is it being recorded?
David Ellefson: "Ryan Greene is producing the record, who I coincidentally worked with on MEGADETH 'Countdown To Extinction' demos in LA back in 1991. He's a killer producer and it feels like an awesome combination for our band. We are working on it in an exclusive setting in Phoenix which is very energetic and creative. We have three of the tracks completely finished and are commencing the sessions again immediately after Easter holiday to complete the rest of the recordings.
On the possibility of working with MEGADETH again:
David Ellefson: "Never say never. However, since I've been pushed out of any new MEGADETH activities I will certainly be continuing to put my energies into F5.
"I know a lot of people are chomping at the bit to finally hear me step out with some new music of my own away from Dave Mustaine and MEGADETH. In fact, this opportunity is something I probably should have done many years ago, but because MEGADETH was in full force I kept my loyalties to that group.
"So, you know, I'm taking my time to make sure I don't disappoint but no one is more anxious than me to get the songs out for you all to hear!"
Read Ellefson's entire interview with MaximumMetal.com at this location.