Sad news for Ellefson fans. Speculation had been rife that Megadeth bassist is about to announce his retirement from music, at age 54, with immediate effect.
UPDATE 18/08/2019 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Being a musician isn't fun anymore
“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a musician just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.
For a little while on Saturday evening, #ThankYouDavid was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.
“David Ellefson was unlike any other musician we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouDavid”
— @universalObserver, 17 Aug 2019
“Didn't David Ellefson retire about 3 years ago?”
— @samy2love, 17 Aug 2019
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