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David Ellefson Announces New Project With Jeff Scott Soto
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David Ellefson Announces New Project With Jeff Scott Soto

David Ellefson appears to be one of the hardest working bassists in rock and metal. He’s unveiled two new projects in the past year, and now he’s unveiled a third. The former Megadeth bassist has teamed up with Jeff Scott Soto to release an album.

David Ellefson to Perform Classic Megadeth Albums on Tour with Kings of Thrash
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David Ellefson to Perform Classic Megadeth Albums on Tour with Kings of Thrash

Megadeth alumni David Ellefson and Jeff Young have announced a tour under the name Kings of Thrash. The band, completed by drummer Fred Aching and guitarist/vocalist Chaz Leon, will perform their former group’s albums.

David Ellefson Announces New Band, Dieth
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David Ellefson Announces New Band, Dieth

Since his dismissal from Megadeth, David Ellefson has been keeping plenty busy. He released an album with a new band, The Lucid, last year and now he’s announced another new group.

David Ellefson and The Lucid Announce First Live Shows
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David Ellefson and The Lucid Announce First Live Shows

David Ellefson and The Lucid have unveiled their first live shows. The group’s self-titled debut, which dropped in October, was the bassist’s first new release since his dismissal from Megadeth earlier in 2021.

David Ellefson and The Lucid Release Debut Album
New Albums

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
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.