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  • Hal Leonard Releases Megadeth: Bass Play-Along

    Hal Leonard Releases Megadeth: Bass Play-Along

    Have you always loved Dave Ellefson’s bass work in Megadeth and the metal band’s bass sound in general? If you want to replicate it yourself, check out the new from Hal Leonard. The 64-page book features a CD containing all the songs covered in the book, as well as backing tracks. You can also change... »

  • Megadeth Announces World Tour

    Megadeth Announces World Tour

    Megadeth is hitting the road for a 25-country, four-continent “Killing Road” world tour that will begin following guitarist/bandleader Dave Mustaine’s sold-out April 12 “Symphony Interrupted” performance with the San Diego Symphony. After he collaborates with the symphony on the “Summer” and “Winter” movements of Vivaldi’s “The Four Season” and Bach’s “Air” (on the G string)... »

  • Frank Bello and David Ellefson Release “Altitudes & Attitude” EP

    Frank Bello and David Ellefson Release “Altitudes & Attitude” EP

    Megadeth’s David Ellefson and Anthrax’s Frank Bello have teamed up for a brand new project called “Altitudes & Attitude”. The band features both bass players taking turns laying down the low end as well as filling the guitar role. Bello also handles lead vocals. While the duo’s resumés are chockful of metal, Altitudes & Attitude... »

  • Hal Leonard Releases Megadeth Bass Anthology

    Hal Leonard Releases Megadeth Bass Anthology

    Hal Leonard’s newest edition in their “Bass Recorded Versions” offers up David Ellefson‘s bass line transcriptions for 20 Megadeth tunes. Megadeth Bass Anthology includes transcriptions for each song in both standard notation and tab. Megadeth Bass Anthology Song List: Countdown To Extinction Dawn Patrol Five Magics Hangar 18 Head Crusher Holy Wars…The Punishment Due In... »

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  • David Ellefson’s Autobiography is Here: “My Life with Deth”

    David Ellefson’s Autobiography is Here: “My Life with Deth”

    This one seemed like a long time coming. We reported back in December, 2012 that David Ellefson was working on his autobiography. Today, that book hits the shelves. My Life with Deth: Discovering Meaning in a Life of Rock & Roll chronicles the bassist’s time with Megadeth, which began in 1983. The behind-the-scenes look details... »

  • Megadeth Announces Tour Dates and David Ellefson Book Signings

    Megadeth Announces Tour Dates and David Ellefson Book Signings

    Megadeth has announced the Super Collider Tour in support of their album of the same name released earlier this year. The trek starts on November 23rd at Myth Live in St. Paul, Minnesota, then heads east through Pennsylvania, down to Florida, and across the South. It ends December 19th in Reno, Nevada. David Ellefson will... »

  • Megadeth Releases Countdown To Extinction: Live

    Megadeth Releases Countdown To Extinction: Live

    Last year, Megadeth celebrated the 20th anniversary of their iconic album Countdown to Extinction with a reissue and tour during which the band played the the whole thing in order. One year later, the group has released Countdown To Extinction: Live, a snapshot of the anniversary tour that was captured at the Fox Theatre in... »

  • Gigantour 2013 to Feature Megadeth, Black Label Society, Newsted

    Gigantour 2013 to Feature Megadeth, Black Label Society, Newsted

    The 2013 round of Gigantour has been announced, and this year promises to be another great summer of metal. Hosted and headlined by Megadeth, the package tour will include performances by Black Label Society, Device, Hellyeah, Newsted and Death Division. If you’re keeping track, that means fans will be able to see David Ellefson, Jason... »

  • Jackson Introduces Dave Ellefson Signature Kelly Bird Bass

    Jackson Introduces Dave Ellefson Signature Kelly Bird Bass

    David Ellefson now has a signature model of the Jackson Kelly Bird bass, which he helped design last year. The new 4-string bass stands out with the Megadeth bassist’s signature red pinstripe finish over its modern body shape. The Jackson David Ellefson Signature Kelly Bird Bass is built with a basswood body, and a bolt-on... »

  • David Ellefson Working on Autobiography

    David Ellefson Working on Autobiography

    David Ellefson revealed that he’s working on an autobiography entitled My Life With Deth, which is expected to be released next year. Written with Joel McIver, the book will chronicle the Megadeth bassist’s years of addiction, recovery and return to faith. “My autobiography is not the usual tale of rock ‘n’ roll woe, but rather... »