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David Ellefson and The Lucid Release Debut Album
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David Ellefson and The Lucid Release Debut Album

After teasing the project in September, David Ellefson’s latest band The Lucid has released their debut album. The 9-track record is the bassist’s first release since leaving Megadeth earlier this year.

David Ellefson Reveals New Album with The Lucid
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David Ellefson Reveals New Album with The Lucid

After teasing a new project last week, David Ellefson has revealed more details of his next venture. The Lucid is a new band featuring the former Megadeth bassist alongside vocalist Vinnie Dombroski, drummer Mike Heller, and guitarist Drew Fortier.

David Ellefson Teases New Project
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David Ellefson Teases New Project

It’s been over three months since David Ellefson was fired from Megadeth. Aside from making a statement about the situation, he has been totally silent on social media – until now. Now the bassist is teasing what seems to be a new project.

David Ellefson Responds to Megadeth Firing
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David Ellefson Responds to Megadeth Firing

Days after being ousted from Megadeth, David Ellefson has made a statement about his firing. Ellefson sent his response to Rolling Stone.

Megadeth Parts Ways with David Ellefson
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Megadeth Parts Ways with David Ellefson

In a shocking turn of events, Megadeth has officially parted ways with David Ellefson. The news comes two weeks after a controversy emerged around the bassist.

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
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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
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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
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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
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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.