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  • Jackson Announces New X-Series Dave Ellefson Signature Basses

    Jackson Announces New X-Series Dave Ellefson Signature Basses

    Jackson unveiled two new Dave Ellefson signature basses at the NAMM show last month. The basses are part of Jackson’s X-Series and are offered in two models: the David Ellefson CB-X 4-string and the David Ellefson CB-XV 5-string. The CB-X is a four-string with dual humbucking EMG pickups with an alder Concert Bass body. The... »

  • David Ellefson to Publish “Unsung”, A Book of Unreleased Lyrics and Images

    David Ellefson to Publish “Unsung”, A Book of Unreleased Lyrics and Images

    Megadeth bassist David Ellefson has announced his first self-published book is coming. Unsung will feature previously unpublished and unreleased lyrics written by the bassist, as well as never before published images. “As a musician, my past lyrical work has always been set to music. But, with this new book I set out to explore a... »

  • Megadeth Releases TH1RT3EN, Featuring Dave Ellefson

    Megadeth Releases TH1RT3EN, Featuring Dave Ellefson

    Megadeth’s highly anticipated thirteenth studio album, one which marks the return of bassist Dave Ellefson, has been released. TH1RT3EN follows Endgame, released in 2009, and blends the works of Megadeth’s previous twelve albums, says guitarist Dave Mustaine. “There are moments on TH1RT3EN that capture my every emotion,” Mustaine said. “…and other moments where I am... »

  • Megadeth Offers New Tune from Upcoming Album

    Megadeth Offers New Tune from Upcoming Album

    In advance of their November 1st release of Th1rt3en, Megadeth is giving away “Whose Life (Is This Anyway)”, a track from the album. Th1rt3en is the first album since 2001 to feature original bassist David Ellefson, and offers new versions of several previously released tracks. The track is being offered on Megadeth’s Facebook page. »

  • The Big 4 to Perform at Yankee’s Stadium

    The Big 4 to Perform at Yankee’s Stadium

    The Big 4 tour will be making its second U.S. stop at Yankee’s Stadium in Bronx, New York on September 14th. The show, which has been hyped for the last four years, brings together four of the biggest metal bands – Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax. The groups, of course, are in turn held down... »

  • Megadeth Announces TH1RT3EN, with the Return of Dave Ellefson

    Megadeth Announces TH1RT3EN, with the Return of Dave Ellefson

    Megadeth has announced their thirteenth album, TH1RT3EN, will be released on November 1, 2011 and will mark the return of bassist Dave Ellefson. Ellefson performed with the group from 1983 until 2002 and rejoining the band for live performances last year. The new album follows the 2009 release, Endgame. Guitarist Dave Mustaine says TH1RT3EN is... »

  • Megadeth’s “Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying” Re-mastered for 25th Anniversary Edition

    Megadeth’s “Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying” Re-mastered for 25th Anniversary Edition

    Released in 1986, Megadeth’s second studio album, Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying? hit platinum status. For the first time since the original release, the album has been digitally remastered and repackaged in a 25th anniversary edition by Capitol/EMI. The landmark album features the bass work of Dave Ellefson. The deluxe set comes in a lift-top... »

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  • David Ellefson Talks On Next Megadeth Album

    David Ellefson Talks On Next Megadeth Album

    In an interview with UGO.com, Megadeth bassist David Ellefson commented on the group’s as yet untitled follow-up to 2009’s Endgame. “We are working on it now so it’s a bit early to encapsulate what the final will ultimately sound like,” Ellefson explained. “I think we know the punch and impact we want it to have... »

  • Mosh Potatoes: The Heaviest Cookbook Ever

    Mosh Potatoes: The Heaviest Cookbook Ever

    A new cookbook entitled Mosh Potatoes features 150 recipes from the kings of heavy metal, including Zakk Wylde, Guns & Roses, Lamb of God, Moth Eater, Shadows Fall, Anthrax, Testament, Overkill, Pantera and more. Penned by Steve “Buckshot” Seabury, the 272-page book also includes photos and anecdotes from the musicians. Our favorite bassist recipes include... »

  • David Ellefson’s Megadeth Bass Amp Being Auctioned for Charity

    David Ellefson’s Megadeth Bass Amp Being Auctioned for Charity

    A bass amp played by Dave Ellefson on numerous Megadeth tours is being auctioned on eBay, with all proceeds being donated to the American Cancer Society. The Hartke HyDrive 112C combo amp, which is signed by every member of Megadeth, was used backstage for rehearsals and warm-ups on the Rust in Peace 20th anniversary tour,... »