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DAVID ELLEFSON Says He Was Asked To Play With TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA After MEGADETH Disbanded In 2002

Shortly after MEGADETH disbanded in early 2002 due to a severe arm injury suffered by frontman Dave Mustaine, bassist David Ellefson says he was approached by then-MEGADETH lead guitarist Al Pitrelli to play with TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA. Although Ellefson turned the gig down, it apparently taught him a valuable lesson — he would go on to ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON Looks Back On MEGADETH's GRAMMY Win

David Ellefson spoke to Sonic Perspectives about MEGADETH's first-ever Grammy win back in 2017 when he and his bandmates took home the trophy for "Best Metal Performance" for the title track of their latest album, "Dystopia". MEGADETH's "Dystopia" nod marked the band's twelfth Grammy nomination in the "Metal" category (including nominations in the discontinued "Best ...

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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE Talks About Making Of 'Mechanix' Song For 'Death By Design' Graphic Novel (Video)

MEGADETH's 35th-anniversary greatest-hits compilation, "Warheads On Foreheads", is accompanied by a 350-page graphic anthology, featuring comic book stories inspired by the songs on the album. The collaboration, titled "Death By Design", features stories written and illustrated by top talent from the comics, film, television and music world. The project, carefully curated by MEGADETH leader Dave ...

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ACE FREHLEY, SEBASTIAN BACH And WARREN DEMARTINI Perform With KINGS OF CHAOS At Washington County Fair (Video)

Original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley performed with KINGS OF CHAOS on Friday, July 26 at the 2019 Washington County Fair in West Bend, Wisconsin. The supergroup's lineup also included Sebastian Bach (original voice of SKID ROW), Gilby Clarke (GUNS N' ROSES), Warren DeMartini (RATT), James LoMenzo (WHITE LION, MEGADETH) and Matt Sorum (VELVET REVOLVER, GUNS ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Says Some Of 'Super Collider' Songs Did Not Work Live

In a brand new interview with "The Robbcast Podcast", MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson was asked about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band's follow-up to 2016's "Dystopia" album. He responded (hear audio below): "We've been individually writing, submitting stuff. We've been working remotely on putting — [I've been home] here in Arizona putting ...

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ACE FREHLEY, SEBASTIAN BACH And WARREN DEMARTINI To Perform With KINGS OF CHAOS At Washington County Fair

Original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley will perform with KINGS OF CHAOS on Friday, July 26 at the 2019 Washington County Fair in West Bend, Wisconsin. The supergroup's lineup will also include Sebastian Bach (original voice of SKID ROW), Gilby Clarke (GUNS N' ROSES), Warren DeMartini (RATT), James LoMenzo (WHITE LION, MEGADETH) and Matt Sorum (VELVET ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's Touring Guitarist ANDY SNEAP Receives Honorary Degree From University Of Derby: Video, Photos

Noted British heavy metal producer and current JUDAS PRIEST touring guitarist Andy Sneap is among six people from Derbyshire who were honored at the University Of Derby's graduation ceremonies this week. Sneap received his honorary degree on his 50th birthday (Thursday, July 18) in front of thousands of graduating students, their families and friends at ...

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Watch DAVID ELLEFSON Perform MEGADETH Classics In Waterbury During 'Basstory - More Life With Deth' Tour

Video footage of MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson's July 11 "Basstory - More Life With Deth" performance at Shamrock Pub and Grill in Waterbury, Connecticut can be seen below. The "Basstory - More Life With Deth" shows feature a question-and-answer session/discussion with co-author and partner Thom Hazaert about Ellefson's memoir, "More Life With Deth", and a ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Debuts His New Jackson X Series Signature Concert Bass (Video)

In the six-and-a-half-minute video below, MEGADETH's David Ellefson gives an in-depth overview of his all-new X Series Signature David Ellefson Concert Bass CBXM IV and V models, running down its features from headstock to bridge and sharing his design inspiration. "When we started designing these, my first thought was 'let's do something more traditional,'" says ...

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New Photo Of DAVE MUSTAINE In Pre-Production For MEGADETH's 16th Studio Album

MEGADETH drummer Dirk Verbeuren has uploaded a new Instagram photo of frontman Dave Mustaine working in pre-production on the band's upcoming 16th studio album. The sessions for the disc are taking place in Franklin, Tennessee with co-producer Chris Rakestraw, who previously worked on 2016's "Dystopia" album. Dirk wrote in an accompanying caption: "@davemustaine doing what ...

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METALLICA Praises JUANES's Cover Of 'Seek & Destroy'

METALLICA has praised Juanes's cover version of the band's song "Seek & Destroy". Earlier this month, the Latin rock star performed the "Kill 'Em All" classic at Rock Al Parque festival in Bogota, Colombia. Video footage of his rendition — complete with pyrotechnic displays — was posted online and it eventually caught the attention of ...

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Watch Pro-Shot Video Of ANTHRAX's HELLFEST Performance

ARTE Concert has uploaded professionally filmed video footage of ANTHRAX's June 23 performance at Hellfest in Clisson, France. Check it out below. ANTHRAX performed the song "Now It's Dark" live for the first time in more than 27 years on June 8 at Batschkapp in Frankfurt, Germany. The band has played it again at most ...

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SAXON's BIFF BYFORD: 'We're Still Making Great Metal Albums'

"Bods Mayhem Hour" recently conducted an interview with vocalist Biff Byford of British metal legends SAXON. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what SAXON's expectations were upon the release of the band's 1979 self-titled debut album: Biff: "[When] the first album came out, we were ...

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