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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.