In a recent interview for MetalSerbia.com, Megadeth bassist David Ellefson spoke about the band's current touring activities, the latest album Th1rt3en, as well as about his opinions on the Metallica/Megadeth supergroup.
The bassist commented that although he doubts that such project will ever happen, it would definitely be a fun thing to do.
When asked about the controversial statements Dave Mustaine recently made, Ellefson commented that everyone has a right to state their own personal opinions and as long as those opinions aren't hurting anyone there's nothing wrong with it.
Excerpts from the interview can be seen below.
Metal Serbia: What is your opinion on forming the Metallica/Megadeth supergroup project?David Ellefson: It would be fun to do it, I think Dave just threw that out as kind of a wishlist. I don't know if it's ever going to be a reality. A lot of people got excited over a thought of it. If it would happen, absolutely I'd participate. I think it would be a blast.
Lately Megadeth has gotten into a lot of headlines for things completely unrelated with music, usually for certain controversial statements by Dave Mustaine. Has this affected the band in any way?
Those are Dave's feelings and opinions and here in America with our freedom of speech and liberties that we have, every one of us can voice their own opinion. Megadeth has always been a band that has been about people's personal freedom and liberties anyway. Provided that it doesn't hurt other people, there's nothing wrong with it.
Full interview, along with bassist's impressions of the current Th1rt3en World Tour, thoughts about his favorite period in Megadeth and personal musical influences can be seen below (courtesy of MetalSerbia.com).