Dave Mustaine May Not Be On MEGADETH's Megacruise
Megadeth vocalist Dave Mustaine is currently battling throat cancer, though his recent update on his treatment and overall health seemed to be a positive one. While Megadeth has cancelled all their 2019 shows as a result of Mustaine's diagnosis, the band is still slated to appear on their Megacruise this October alongside co-headliners Lamb Of God.
Now in an interview with SiriusXM’s Eddie Trunk, Megadeth bassist David Ellefson says Mustaine there "has not been an official decision" yet on if Mustaine will join the band on the cruise or not.
“I called [Dave] on [September 13] — it was his birthday — and we had a nice little chat. We talk every couple of weeks. I just really try to let him go through his treatments. He sounded good. Obviously, he is in recovery now for the next several weeks, next couple of months. We put on sale the Megadeth/Five Finger Death Punch tour across Europe starting in January, so the focus now is for Dave to just be fully rested and ready for that.
“There has not been an official decision [or] announcement made on exactly what we’re gonna do with Megacruise as far as the Megadeth side of it. I know me and Kiko [Loureiro, guitar] and Dirk [Verbeuren, drums] will certainly be there. We’re hoping Dave is well enough to be there and be part of it, but, of course, the wise heads will have to prevail on that one, with his health being number one priority. But, yeah, I’m definitely looking forward to it, man. It’s gonna be great. There’s such a great host of bands on that and all kinds of great events and things that are gonna be happening, so it’s certainly gonna be a killer cruise.”
Megacruise will also include artists such as Anthrax, Testament, Queensrÿche, Suicidal Tendencies, DragonForce, Overkill,Death Angel, Corrosion of Conformity, DevilDriver, and Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons. Get tickets and additional information here.