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  • Megadeth Releases Countdown To Extinction: Live

    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... »

  • Gigantour 2013 to Feature Megadeth, Black Label Society, Newsted

    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... »

  • Jackson Introduces Dave Ellefson Signature Kelly Bird Bass

    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... »

  • David Ellefson Working on Autobiography

    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... »

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

    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... »

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

    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... »

  • Hartke Introduces Limited Edition David Ellefson Signature Combo A70 Bass Amp

    Hartke Introduces Limited Edition David Ellefson Signature Combo A70 Bass Amp

    Hartke is releasing their newest combo amp, the David Ellefson Signature Combo A70 bass amp. The limited edition combo features Ellefson’s signature badge and a custom chrome grill in addition to all the features of the pre-existing A70. Built with a 12-inch aluminum bass driver, the combo is rated at 70 watts and is designed... »

  • Bringing the Past Forward: An Interview With David Ellefson

    Bringing the Past Forward: An Interview With David Ellefson

    For nearly 30 years, David Ellefson has been a dominating force in the world of metal bass. As a founding member of Megadeth, he’s toured the world, been nominated for 7 Grammys, and has continued to inspire the bass community. His Rock Shop series of instructional videos on YouTube has been an informative ride for... »

  • App Review: David Ellefson Rock Shop

    App Review: David Ellefson Rock Shop

    A little over three years ago, bassist David Ellefson launched his Rock Shop series of informative videos on YouTube, focusing on “all things music, all things music business, and all things that rock.” Now, the Megadeth low-ender has teamed up with Pocketlabworks to launch the David Ellefson Rock Shop App, a bass and guitar amp... »

  • Revolver To Honor Gene Simmons with Golden God Award, Name Best Bassist Nominees

    Revolver To Honor Gene Simmons with Golden God Award, Name Best Bassist Nominees

    Revolver Magazine has announced the nominees for their 4th Annual Golden Gods awards show, which honors members of the hard-rock and heavy-metal community. The Golden God award, which is given to one special honoree each year, will be presented to KISS bassist Gene Simmons for “embodying the spirit of hard rock and metal.” “It’s an... »