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  • David Ellefson of Megadeth: Metal Bass

    Hal Leonard and The Rock House Method are releasing a new 2-DVD instructional video featuring David Ellefson. David Ellefson of Megadeth: Metal Bass covers the fundamentals of metal bass playing. The first DVD covers the basics: how to hold the bass, hand positions and reading tablature. David also covers playing with a pick and fingers,... »

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  • Slipknot’s Paul Gray Joins Metal Supergroup HAIL!

    Slipknot bassist Paul Gray will be filling in on bass with metal supergroup HAIL! on their upcoming European and Asian tour dates. The slot opened up after David Ellefson returned to Megadeth. Ellefson approves of his replacement. “I’ve known Paul for a long time and he’s just a great guy. Slipknot is huge and they... »

  • David Ellefson rejoins Megadeth

    After an 8 year break, David Ellefson will finally be returning to the legendary multi-platinum group, Megadeth. This comes just in time for the upcoming tour celebrating the 20th anniversary of the iconic album Rust in Peace, which begins March 1 in Spokane, WA. The tour will include the band playing Rust in Peace in... »

  • David Ellefson introduces “the Beamz”

    Former Megadeth bassist David Ellefson is helping to introduce a new device, called the Beamz, to the music industry. On his latest episode of his YouTube video series, “David Ellefson’s Rock Shop,” Ellefson demos the apparatus, which is a system of laser beams, which when broken, trigger computer software to play back or create music.... »

  • David Ellefson Rock Shop: The Discipline of Practice

    David Ellefson Rock Shop: The Discipline of Practice

    David Ellefson, bassist for F5, continues with his Rock Shop series on YouTube with “The Discipline of Practice”. Ellefson explains the many benefits to disciplined practice and ways to make the process enjoyable as well as productive. »

  • David Ellefson Rock Shop: Making a Recording (Part 6)

    Bassist David Ellefson continues his Rock Shop Webisodes with Part 6 of “Making a Recording,” a video continuing in his recording focus. His comment on the webisode project: “I’m always asked questions from fans and other musicians about playing the bass, the business side of our industry, and music in general. So, I decided to... »

  • David Ellefson’s Rock Shop: Best Case Scenarios

    David Ellefson’s Rock Shop: Best Case Scenarios

    David Ellefson‘s Rock Shop Webisode continues with “Best Case Scenarios”, with a focus on how he travels with his gear. Travel is on David’s mind these days, as he kicks off the tour with his band, Hail! »

  • David Ellefson’s Rock Shop: Gear Maintenance Episode

    Current F5 (and former Megadeth) bassist David Ellefson just added the next video in his ongoing series David Ellefson’s Rock Shop. This episode covers David’s tips on maintaining your gear, changing your strings and tuning. Check it out: Hat tip to Blabbermouth.net. »

  • David Ellefson signing sessions

    Current F5 and former Megadeth bassist David Ellefson will be at WonderCon in San Francisco for signing sessions from February 27th through March 1st. Location: Moscone Center South 747 Howard Street San Francisco, CA Schedule: February 27 at 12pm February 28 at 12pm March 1 at 12pm »