Bassist James LoMenzo is now a permanent member of Megadeth. That's what the band officially announced. 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'. Let's read what the protagonists have to say. Dave Mustaine commented: "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." LoMenzo added: "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."