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  • Megadeth Announces “Countdown To Extinction” 20th Anniversary Album and Tour

    Megadeth Announces “Countdown To Extinction” 20th Anniversary Album and Tour

    Megadeth has announced a 20th anniversary edition of their seminal album Countdown to Extinction, which will be released October 16th in a box set as well as in digital format. The two-disc lift-top box set will contain a remastered version of the album as well as a previously unreleased 1992 concert recorded live at the... »

  • Megadeth Behind-The-Scenes: David Ellefson’s Singapore Video

    Megadeth Behind-The-Scenes: David Ellefson’s Singapore Video

    Megadeth is currently on tour in support of TH1RT3EN, their latest album. Bassist David Ellefson shares this nine minute, behind-the-scenes video from their final stop on the Asia tour, in Singapore on August 7th. Among other things, David finds a Starbucks, apparently one of the band’s favorite things to do (and obviously, the fans are... »

  • Hartke Introduces Limited Edition David Ellefson Signature Combo A70 Bass Amp

    Hartke Introduces Limited Edition David Ellefson Signature Combo A70 Bass Amp

    Hartke is releasing their newest combo amp, the David Ellefson Signature Combo A70 bass amp. The limited edition combo features Ellefson’s signature badge and a custom chrome grill in addition to all the features of the pre-existing A70. Built with a 12-inch aluminum bass driver, the combo is rated at 70 watts and is designed... »

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  • Bringing the Past Forward: An Interview With David Ellefson

    Bringing the Past Forward: An Interview With David Ellefson

    For nearly 30 years, David Ellefson has been a dominating force in the world of metal bass. As a founding member of Megadeth, he’s toured the world, been nominated for 7 Grammys, and has continued to inspire the bass community. His Rock Shop series of instructional videos on YouTube has been an informative ride for... »

  • App Review: David Ellefson Rock Shop

    App Review: David Ellefson Rock Shop

    A little over three years ago, bassist David Ellefson launched his Rock Shop series of informative videos on YouTube, focusing on “all things music, all things music business, and all things that rock.” Now, the Megadeth low-ender has teamed up with Pocketlabworks to launch the David Ellefson Rock Shop App, a bass and guitar amp... »

  • Revolver To Honor Gene Simmons with Golden God Award, Name Best Bassist Nominees

    Revolver To Honor Gene Simmons with Golden God Award, Name Best Bassist Nominees

    Revolver Magazine has announced the nominees for their 4th Annual Golden Gods awards show, which honors members of the hard-rock and heavy-metal community. The Golden God award, which is given to one special honoree each year, will be presented to KISS bassist Gene Simmons for “embodying the spirit of hard rock and metal.” “It’s an... »

  • Jackson Announces New X-Series Dave Ellefson Signature Basses

    Jackson Announces New X-Series Dave Ellefson Signature Basses

    Jackson unveiled two new Dave Ellefson signature basses at the NAMM show last month. The basses are part of Jackson’s X-Series and are offered in two models: the David Ellefson CB-X 4-string and the David Ellefson CB-XV 5-string. The CB-X is a four-string with dual humbucking EMG pickups with an alder Concert Bass body. The... »

  • David Ellefson to Publish “Unsung”, A Book of Unreleased Lyrics and Images

    David Ellefson to Publish “Unsung”, A Book of Unreleased Lyrics and Images

    Megadeth bassist David Ellefson has announced his first self-published book is coming. Unsung will feature previously unpublished and unreleased lyrics written by the bassist, as well as never before published images. “As a musician, my past lyrical work has always been set to music. But, with this new book I set out to explore a... »

  • Megadeth Releases TH1RT3EN, Featuring Dave Ellefson

    Megadeth Releases TH1RT3EN, Featuring Dave Ellefson

    Megadeth’s highly anticipated thirteenth studio album, one which marks the return of bassist Dave Ellefson, has been released. TH1RT3EN follows Endgame, released in 2009, and blends the works of Megadeth’s previous twelve albums, says guitarist Dave Mustaine. “There are moments on TH1RT3EN that capture my every emotion,” Mustaine said. “…and other moments where I am... »

  • Megadeth Offers New Tune from Upcoming Album

    Megadeth Offers New Tune from Upcoming Album

    In advance of their November 1st release of Th1rt3en, Megadeth is giving away “Whose Life (Is This Anyway)”, a track from the album. Th1rt3en is the first album since 2001 to feature original bassist David Ellefson, and offers new versions of several previously released tracks. The track is being offered on Megadeth’s Facebook page. »