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  • David Ellefson Announces New Memoir

    David Ellefson Announces New Memoir

    It’s been five years since Megadeth bassist David Ellefson released his autobiography, My Life With Deth. Co-authored with Joel McIver, the book chronicled the founding of the band through his departure. Now he’s announced that he’ll be picking the story back up with a new memoir entitled More Life With Deth. The book is written... »

  • Gruv Gear Unveils David Ellefson “Recoil” Signature Strap

    Gruv Gear Unveils David Ellefson “Recoil” Signature Strap

    Gruv Gear has announced a new model to their signature strap series by way of a collaboration with Megadeth bassist David Ellefson. The Recoil was designed and developed with the bassist and approved by bass health expert Dr. Randall Kertz. “Based on Gruv Gear’s popular SoloStrap Neo, this exclusive new design features unique front and... »

  • David Ellefson Brings Back Combat Records

    David Ellefson Brings Back Combat Records

    Megadeth bassist David Ellefson is reviving the legendary thrash label Combat Records through his EMP Label Group. Combat was founded in 1983 and was known for representing bands like Exodus, Circle Jerks, Death, Agnostic Front, and more. It also signed Megadeth and released the band’s debut album, Killing Is My Business… and Business Is Good!,... »

  • Pro Tone Pedals Now Shipping David Ellefson Signature Dawn Patrol Chorus Pedal

    Pro Tone Pedals Now Shipping David Ellefson Signature Dawn Patrol Chorus Pedal

    Pro Tone Pedals has teamed up with Megadeth’s David Ellefson to launch the Dawn Patrol Chorus pedal. Debuted at the London Bass Guitar Show, the stompbox is described as a tool to help recreate the bassist’s tone from the seminal album Rust In Peace. “When Pro Tone approached me with the idea of making some... »

  • Megadeth Announces Tour with Amon Amarth, Suicidal Tendencies, Metal Church, and Havok

    Megadeth Announces Tour with Amon Amarth, Suicidal Tendencies, Metal Church, and Havok

    Megadeth have announced a new 18-date tour for September and October, and the billing is insane. The iconic metal group will be joined by Amon Amarth, Suicidal Tendencies, Metal Church, and Havok. If you’re a metal bass fan, that means you get to see David Ellefson, Ted Lundström, Ra Diaz, Steve Unger, and Nick Schendzielos... »

  • Megadeth Releases “Dystopia”

    Megadeth Releases “Dystopia”

    Megadeth, one of the “big four” bands of thrash metal (along with Metallica, Anthrax and Slayer) has released its 15th studio album, Dystopia. The album started coming together in an unusual way, as the band was between guitarists and drummers. “It was an interesting process. I don’t know of any other record that started with... »

  • Megadeth to Begin North American Tour in February with Impressive Support

    Megadeth to Begin North American Tour in February with Impressive Support

    Megadeth’s Dystopia North American tour will kick off in February, with support from Suicidal Tendencies, Children of Bodom and Havok. Megadeth, of course, will feature David Ellefson on bass. Suicidal Tendencies now has Michael Morgon handling bass duties following the death of Tim Williams. The lineup also reveals Megadeth’s longevity — Children of Bodom’s bassist... »

  • Steve Bailey and Friends: Jingle Bells

    Steve Bailey and Friends: Jingle Bells

    Steve Bailey has sent out his annual audio Christmas greeting, and this year’s is the biggest yet. As head of the Berklee Bass Department, Bailey brings in featured artists during their visits to the college to make special bass arrangements of holiday carols. This year has Bailey, Sandro Scoccia, Leland Sklar, John Patitucci, Victor Wooten,... »

  • Bassists Converge on Metal Allegiance Album

    Bassists Converge on Metal Allegiance Album

    Metal Allegiance’s self-titled debut album, featuring some prominent metal bassists, has arrived. The core group includes Megadeth bassist David Ellefson and songwriter/bassist Mark Menghi, drummer Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater, The Winery Dogs) and guitarist Alex Skolnick (Testament). The metal supergroup pulled in some bass heavyweights for a little extra thunder. Rex Brown (Pantera/Kill Devil Hill)... »

  • This Boat’s Big on Bass: ShipRocked Prepares for 6th Annual Voyage

    This Boat’s Big on Bass: ShipRocked Prepares for 6th Annual Voyage

    A boatload of rock and metal bass awaits anyone taking the 6th annual ShipRocked cruise in February. The cruise features a host of bass heavyweights performing as part of the Metal Allegiance supergroup: Rex Brown (Kill Devil Hill/ex-Pantera), Frank Bello (Anthrax), David Ellefson (Megadeth), and Troy Sanders (Mastodon). Bands performing during the Feb. 2-6 cruise... »