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Hal Leonard Releases Megadeth: Bass Play-Along
Sheet Music & Instruction

Hal Leonard Releases Megadeth: Bass Play-Along

Have you always loved Dave Ellefson’s bass work in Megadeth and the metal band’s bass sound in general? If you want to replicate it yourself, check out the new from Hal Leonard. The 64-page book features a CD containing all the songs covered in the book, as well as backing tracks. You can also change the tempo of the CD’s...

Megadeth Announces World Tour
Concerts & Tours

Megadeth Announces World Tour

Megadeth is hitting the road for a 25-country, four-continent “Killing Road” world tour that will begin following guitarist/bandleader Dave Mustaine’s sold-out April 12 “Symphony Interrupted” performance with the San Diego Symphony. After he collaborates with the symphony on the “Summer” and “Winter” movements of Vivaldi’s “The Four Season” and Bach’s “Air” (on the G string) the band will bring a...

Frank Bello and David Ellefson Release “Altitudes & Attitude” EP
New Albums

Frank Bello and David Ellefson Release “Altitudes & Attitude” EP

Megadeth’s David Ellefson and Anthrax’s Frank Bello have teamed up for a brand new project called “Altitudes & Attitude”. The band features both bass players taking turns laying down the low end as well as filling the guitar role. Bello also handles lead vocals. While the duo’s resumés are chockful of metal, Altitudes & Attitude is solidly in the realm...

Hal Leonard Releases Megadeth Bass Anthology
Sheet Music & Instruction

Hal Leonard Releases Megadeth Bass Anthology

Hal Leonard’s newest edition in their “Bass Recorded Versions” offers up David Ellefson‘s bass line transcriptions for 20 Megadeth tunes. Megadeth Bass Anthology includes transcriptions for each song in both standard notation and tab. Megadeth Bass Anthology Song List: Countdown To Extinction Dawn Patrol Five Magics Hangar 18 Head Crusher Holy Wars…The Punishment Due In My Darkest Hour My Last...

David Ellefson’s Autobiography is Here: “My Life with Deth”
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David Ellefson’s Autobiography is Here: “My Life with Deth”

This one seemed like a long time coming. We reported back in December, 2012 that David Ellefson was working on his autobiography. Today, that book hits the shelves. My Life with Deth: Discovering Meaning in a Life of Rock & Roll chronicles the bassist’s time with Megadeth, which began in 1983. The behind-the-scenes look details the ups and downs of...

Megadeth Announces Tour Dates and David Ellefson Book Signings
Concerts & Tours

Megadeth Announces Tour Dates and David Ellefson Book Signings

Megadeth has announced the Super Collider Tour in support of their album of the same name released earlier this year. The trek starts on November 23rd at Myth Live in St. Paul, Minnesota, then heads east through Pennsylvania, down to Florida, and across the South. It ends December 19th in Reno, Nevada. David Ellefson will also be making some special...

Megadeth Releases Countdown To Extinction: Live
New Albums

Megadeth Releases Countdown To Extinction: Live

Last year, Megadeth celebrated the 20th anniversary of their iconic album Countdown to Extinction with a reissue and tour during which the band played the the whole thing in order. One year later, the group has released Countdown To Extinction: Live, a snapshot of the anniversary tour that was captured at the Fox Theatre in Los Angeles in December 2012....

Gigantour 2013 to Feature Megadeth, Black Label Society, Newsted
Concerts & Tours

Gigantour 2013 to Feature Megadeth, Black Label Society, Newsted

The 2013 round of Gigantour has been announced, and this year promises to be another great summer of metal. Hosted and headlined by Megadeth, the package tour will include performances by Black Label Society, Device, Hellyeah, Newsted and Death Division. If you’re keeping track, that means fans will be able to see David Ellefson, Jason Newsted, JD DiServio, Bobzilla and...

Jackson Introduces Dave Ellefson Signature Kelly Bird Bass
Basses

Jackson Introduces Dave Ellefson Signature Kelly Bird Bass

David Ellefson now has a signature model of the Jackson Kelly Bird bass, which he helped design last year. The new 4-string bass stands out with the Megadeth bassist’s signature red pinstripe finish over its modern body shape. The Jackson David Ellefson Signature Kelly Bird Bass is built with a basswood body, and a bolt-on bound maple neck with 21...

David Ellefson Working on Autobiography
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David Ellefson Working on Autobiography

David Ellefson revealed that he’s working on an autobiography entitled My Life With Deth, which is expected to be released next year. Written with Joel McIver, the book will chronicle the Megadeth bassist’s years of addiction, recovery and return to faith. “My autobiography is not the usual tale of rock ‘n’ roll woe, but rather something I hope will truly...

Megadeth Announces “Countdown To Extinction” 20th Anniversary Album and Tour
Concerts & Tours

Megadeth Announces “Countdown To Extinction” 20th Anniversary Album and Tour

Megadeth has announced a 20th anniversary edition of their seminal album Countdown to Extinction, which will be released October 16th in a box set as well as in digital format. The two-disc lift-top box set will contain a remastered version of the album as well as a previously unreleased 1992 concert recorded live at the Cow Palace in San Francisco,...

Megadeth Behind-The-Scenes: David Ellefson’s Singapore Video
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Megadeth Behind-The-Scenes: David Ellefson’s Singapore Video

Megadeth is currently on tour in support of TH1RT3EN, their latest album. Bassist David Ellefson shares this nine minute, behind-the-scenes video from their final stop on the Asia tour, in Singapore on August 7th. Among other things, David finds a Starbucks, apparently one of the band’s favorite things to do (and obviously, the fans are in to it too.) Tip...