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The Big 4 to Perform at Yankee’s Stadium
Concerts & Tours

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 by four of the strongest...

Megadeth Announces TH1RT3EN, with the Return of Dave Ellefson
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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 “the culmination of my work...

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

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 box with 5 discs, 3...

David Ellefson Talks On Next Megadeth Album
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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 but also not be afraid...

Mosh Potatoes: The Heaviest Cookbook Ever
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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 Lemmy’s Krakatoa Surprise, Rex Brown’s...

David Ellefson’s Megadeth Bass Amp Being Auctioned for Charity
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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, the Big Four tour, the...

New Albums

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, how to mute, basic scales,...

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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 have had an enormous impact...

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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 its entirety, as well as...

Bass Gear

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 says, “It’s very simple...

David Ellefson Rock Shop: The Discipline of Practice
Bass Lessons, Bass Videos

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.

Bass Lessons

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 create these regular video webisodes...