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Bassists Converge on Metal Allegiance Album
New Albums

Bassists Converge on Metal Allegiance Album

Metal Allegiance’s self-titled debut album, featuring some prominent metal bassists, has arrived. The core group includes Megadeth bassist David Ellefson and songwriter/bassist Mark Menghi, drummer Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater, The Winery Dogs) and guitarist Alex Skolnick (Testament). The metal supergroup pulled in some bass heavyweights for a little extra thunder. Rex Brown (Pantera/Kill Devil Hill) appears on the bass-heavy track...

This Boat’s Big on Bass: ShipRocked Prepares for 6th Annual Voyage
Events

This Boat’s Big on Bass: ShipRocked Prepares for 6th Annual Voyage

A boatload of rock and metal bass awaits anyone taking the 6th annual ShipRocked cruise in February. The cruise features a host of bass heavyweights performing as part of the Metal Allegiance supergroup: Rex Brown (Kill Devil Hill/ex-Pantera), Frank Bello (Anthrax), David Ellefson (Megadeth), and Troy Sanders (Mastodon). Bands performing during the Feb. 2-6 cruise between Port Miami and Great...

Megadeth Bassist Says Band Remains Intact After Departures
News

Megadeth Bassist Says Band Remains Intact After Departures

Although Megadeth’s drummer and guitarist have left the band, band bassist and co-founder David Ellefson is assuring fans that the band isn’t over. He recently talked with the Megadeth Cyber Army (the band’s fans) online, and noted that his presence on the fan forum should reveal that the band is still together. He then added, “As of right now, we...

Jackson Introduces David Ellefson Signature Kelly Bird V Bass
Basses

Jackson Introduces David Ellefson Signature Kelly Bird V Bass

Jackson Guitars has announced a 5-string version of Megadeth bassist David Ellefson’s signature Kelly Bird Bass. Building on the 4-string version, the bass retains many of the same features including a basswood body and a bolt-on bound maple neck with block inlays. The bass is fitted with a pair of EMG HZ40 pickups matched with separate volume controls and a...

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...