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Megadeth’s David Ellefson Releases Debut Solo Album, Second Memoir
New Albums

Megadeth’s David Ellefson Releases Debut Solo Album, Second Memoir

As bassist for Megadeth, David Ellefson has been a mainstay of the metal world for decades. That makes it incredible to know he’s just released his first solo album, “Sleeping Giants.” The effort features newly penned songs as well as demos, and more.

Jackson Guitars Unveils X Series Signature David Ellefson CBXM IV and V Basses
Basses

Jackson Guitars Unveils X Series Signature David Ellefson CBXM IV and V Basses

David Ellefson’s line of signature instruments has gotten a new spin with two new bassists: the 4-string X Series Signature David Ellefson Concert Bass CBXM IV and 5-string X Series Signature David Ellefson Concert Bass CBXM V.

David Ellefson Announces New Basstory Tour Dates
News

David Ellefson Announces New Basstory Tour Dates

Megadeth’s David Ellefson is gearing up to release his second autobiography and a collection of songs from his career in early July. Now he’s announced a new round of his “Basstory” tour to support his works.

Lamb of God’s Mark Morton: What I Look For In A Bass Player
Interviews

Lamb of God’s Mark Morton: What I Look For In A Bass Player

Lamb of God’s Mark Morton has released his solo album, “Anesthetic.” Mark has performed with a number of impressive bassists in his career, including on this record. We caught up with him to get the scoop on the album, what he looks for in a bass player, and more.

EMG Now Shipping Tom Araya, Frank Bello, and David Ellefson Signature Pickup Sets
Pickups

EMG Now Shipping Tom Araya, Frank Bello, and David Ellefson Signature Pickup Sets

EMG has introduced three new signature sets of pickups with three of the biggest metal bass stars: Slayer’s Tom Araya, Anthrax’s Frank Bello, and Megadeth’s David Ellefson. Introduced at the 2019 Winter NAMM Show, each of the sets was dialed in with the artists.

Frank Bello and David Ellefson Release Altitudes and Attitude Album “Get It Out”
New Albums

Frank Bello and David Ellefson Release Altitudes and Attitude Album “Get It Out”

Altitudes and Attitude have released their debut full-length album, entitled “Get It Out.” The band is a side project for Megadeth bassist David Ellefson and Anthrax bassist Frank Bello, who began working on songs together while doing gear demos for Hartke.

Frank Bello and David Ellefson Announce Altitudes & Attitude Tour Dates
Concerts & Tours

Frank Bello and David Ellefson Announce Altitudes & Attitude Tour Dates

Bass powerhouses Frank Bello and David Ellefson have a new album with their project, Altitudes & Attitude, called “Get It Out” coming this month. Now they’ve announced a string of concerts to coincide with its release.

David Ellefson and Frank Bello Debut New Altitudes + Attitudes Song
News

David Ellefson and Frank Bello Debut New Altitudes + Attitudes Song

Megadeth bassist David Ellefson and Anthrax bassist Frank Bello have teamed up once again on their project called Altitudes + Attitude. The band has announced a new album called Get It Out that will be released on January 19, 2019. They’ve also just released the first single from the album, entitled “Out Here.” “I’ve learned that writing songs is very...

David Ellefson Adds East Coast “Basstory” Tour Dates
Concerts & Tours

David Ellefson Adds East Coast “Basstory” Tour Dates

Megadeth bassist David Ellefson is gearing up to release his second memoir, More Life with Deth, in November and he’s taking his bass on the road to support it. Following the final dates of the Midwest leg, his “Basstory: An Intimate Evening Of Riffs And Repartee With David Ellefson” tour will be coming to the East Coast with a string...

Metal Allegiance Releases “Volume II: Power Drunk Majesty”
New Albums

Metal Allegiance Releases “Volume II: Power Drunk Majesty”

The all-star project Metal Allegiance has just released their second album entitled Volume II: Power Drunk Majesty. The group is comprised of guitarist Alex Skolnick, drummer Mike Portnoy, and two bassists: Mark Menghi and David Ellefson. Even though each member is busy with their own bands, they come together as a unit to write and record with tons of special...