Tras la salida (en todavía turbias circunstancias) de James MacDonough del grupo, Mustaine ha reclutado a James Lomenzo, quien, a su vez, salió hace no mucho de BLS. El mensaje de MacDonough en los foros de Megadeth no aclara nada a qué se debe este cambio:
I just wanted to say thankyou all so much for making me feel so welcome and thankyou for all the awesome memories along the road. I will not be playing with Megadeth any longer. I’m sure Dave will post about it soon.
Thanks again my Metal brothers and sisters, James
La noticia en Megadeth.com tampoco desvela detalles sobre esta inesperada salida:
While preparing songs for a potential new record, Dave Mustaine states that Megadeth has parted ways with bassist Jimmy MacDonough and hired James LoMenzo on Feb. 10, 2006.
“I want to thank Jimmy for everything and wish him the best in his future endeavors. He is knowledgable, and a good enough bassist to run his own outfit and I look forward to what he does musically.”
Mustaine also mentions, “It was recommeded I check out James LoMenzo by a friend, because I was uncertain which direction I wanted to take with the bassist, prior to starting the next record and everything just clicked.”
LoMenza (formerly with Black Label Society, David Lee Roth, etc.) will play the Dubai Desert Rock Festival with Megadeth on March 16th, 2006.
Personalmente, hubiese preferido a Lomenzo con Black Label Society y a MacDonough con Megadeth, pero así son las cosas. Veremos que tal resulta este cambio.