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David Ellefson Announces “Bass Chronicles” Storytelling Tour
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David Ellefson Announces “Bass Chronicles” Storytelling Tour

David Ellefson has plenty of stories to tell. He’s written two memoirs and toured a show called “Basstory: An Intimate Evening Of Riffs And Repartee.” Now that live events are beginning to open up, he’s announced a new storytelling tour.

Groove – Episode #74: David Ellefson
Groove Podcast

Groove – Episode #74: David Ellefson

When you have a guitarist who can create riffs like Megadeth’s frontman, Dave Mustaine, you just know that the bottom end is going to be driving too. And, in this case – and for many decades – David Ellefson has delivered the goods. We chat with him in this episode of Groove.

David Ellefson Releases Star-Studded “No Cover” Album
New Albums

David Ellefson Releases Star-Studded “No Cover” Album

David Ellefson is keeping things rolling with a new solo album called “No Cover”. Although his name takes top billing, the Megadeth bassist tapped his huge pool of talented friends to cover some of his favorite rock and metal songs from the 70s and 80s.

Jackson Guitars Introduces X Series Signature David Ellefson 30th Anniversary Concert Bass CBX IV
Basses

Jackson Guitars Introduces X Series Signature David Ellefson 30th Anniversary Concert Bass CBX IV

Earlier this year, Jackson Guitars and David Ellefson introduced the X Series Signature David Ellefson 30th Anniversary Concert Bass CBX V. Now they’re following it up with a four-string version, dubbed the CBX IV.

BassCon Online Returns Nov 6-8 with Hadrien Feraud, Yolanda Charles, Tim Lefebvre, and David Ellefson
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BassCon Online Returns Nov 6-8 with Hadrien Feraud, Yolanda Charles, Tim Lefebvre, and David Ellefson

Following their inaugural in August, BassCon Online will be returning this fall with a three-day online bass fest in November. This go-around, dubbed BCO2, will feature special guests Hadrien Feraud, Yolanda Charles, Tim Lefebvre, and David Ellefson.

Jackson Announces X Series Signature David Ellefson 30th Anniversary Concert Bass CBX V
Basses

Jackson Announces X Series Signature David Ellefson 30th Anniversary Concert Bass CBX V

It’s been thirty years since Jackson Guitars and Megadeth bassist David Ellefson collaborated on the company’s first five-string bass, which was created during the 1990 Rust in Peace tour. Now they’re celebrating with an anniversary model.

Nick Wells Announces “Beneath the Bassline: Turned Up To 11”
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Nick Wells Announces “Beneath the Bassline: Turned Up To 11”

Filmmaker Nick Wells has announced the followup to his popular bass documentary, “Beneath The Bass Line.” The sequel, “Turned Up To 11,” dives into some of the more outrageous gig stories and “Spinal Tap” moments from the world’s best bassists.

David Ellefson Announces Free Lessons for Displaced Students
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David Ellefson Announces Free Lessons for Displaced Students

In an incredible act of unity, David Ellefson has announced he’s donating his time to give free music lessons to students displaced from their school activities by COVID 19 restrictions.

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
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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.