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Jackson Introduces Dave Ellefson Signature Kelly Bird Bass
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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...

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

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 for small venues or home...

Bringing the Past Forward: An Interview With David Ellefson
Interviews

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 musicians around the globe as...

App Review: David Ellefson Rock Shop
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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 for iOS devices. Even with...

Revolver To Honor Gene Simmons with Golden God Award, Name Best Bassist Nominees
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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 honor and privilege to accept...

Jackson Announces New X-Series Dave Ellefson Signature Basses
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 bass sports a choice of...

David Ellefson to Publish “Unsung”, A Book of Unreleased Lyrics and Images
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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 new medium using both words...

Megadeth Releases TH1RT3EN, Featuring Dave Ellefson
New Albums

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 releasing feelings I never knew...

Megadeth Offers New Tune from Upcoming Album
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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.