Megadeth’s David Ellefson Almost Joined Metallica TWICE

Megadeth’s David Ellefson Almost Joined Metallica TWICE

Imagine getting the chance to join Metallica. Well, it turns out that Megadeth’s David Ellefson was considered not once, but TWICE.

Ellefson told The Metal Voice that he was considered when Cliff Burton passed away in 1986 and then when Jason Newsted left the band.

“I know that there was a conversation about considering me,” he revealed. “I know Lars [Ulrich] and Dave [Mustaine] had chatted, ’cause [Metallica] were putting their short list together. And, to be honest with you… I mean, look, Metallica are great, and I’m a fan of theirs and friends with them, and I would be there to be of service with them in whatever way, but they, I think, made their decision right around the time when Megadeth had disbanded in 2002.”

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