James LoMenzo

Megadeth Announce James LoMenzo As Their Permanent Bassist


Thrash metal titans Megadeth have officially welcomed back bassist James LoMenzo as a permanent addition. LoMenzo had been filling in with the band live on recent touring. The below statement was shared on the matter by the band’s camp earlier today, May 31st:

Megadeth announce bass player James LoMenzo as a permanent member of the band. LoMenzo was Megadeth’s bass player in the mid-2000s and recently stepped back in as a touring member for The Metal Tour of the Year. LoMenzo now officially rejoins the Megadeth family.

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Dave Mustaine adds, “I am thrilled to welcome back James to the Megadeth family. James rejoined the fold as the touring bassist and it’s been a blast having him back, we thought let’s make it permanent.”

James: “I’m so excited to rejoin Megadeth and move forward full steam into the next phase of this iconic band’s history! With Dave, Kiko and Dirk there’s no stopping us! It just feels great to be home again.”

LoMenzo previously left the band in 2010, making way for a then returning David Ellefson. However, Ellefson was let go back in 2021, following a scandal involving leaked online videos of him pleasuring himself. The vacant slot eventually wound up being once again filled by LoMenzo.

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