Aug 072018
 

Grammy Award-winning Megadeth bassist, author, entrepreneur and metal icon David Ellefson, in association with Hexagon Booking, has announced a string of European dates to his “Basstory” tour, a series of limited and exclusive “Storytellers” dates, starting September 21 in Portland, Oregon.

Dubbed “Basstory: An Intimate Evening Of Riffs And Repartee With David Ellefson”, the show combines solo bass performance with David‘s celebrated brand of storytelling, as he recounts intimate details of his struggles and triumphs in the name of rock ‘n’ roll.

“Basstory” will also include special VIP meet-and-greets, exclusive merchandise, and more. Continue reading »

Jun 162018
 

Megadeth bassist, author and entrepreneur David Ellefson has announced the first dates for his “Basstory” tour, a series of limited and exclusive “storytellers” dates, starting September 21 in Portland.

Dubbed “Basstory: An Intimate Evening Of Riffs And Repartee With David Ellefson”, the show combines solo bass performance with David‘s celebrated brand of storytelling, as he recounts intimate details of his struggles and triumphs in the name of rock ‘n’ roll. “Basstory” will also include special VIP meet-and-greets, exclusive merchandise, and more. Continue reading »

Dec 122017
 

Altitudes & Attitude the project featuring Anthrax bassist Frank Bello and Megadeth bassist David Ellefson, will release its debut album next year.

Altitudes & Attitude spent time last year in a California studio recording material for the follow-up to its 2014 self-titled EP. Helming the sessions once again was producer Jay Ruston (Anthrax, Steel Panther, Stone Sour), with Jeff Friedl (A Perfect Circle, Ashes Divide) returning behind the kit.

In a brand new interview with Brazil’s Kazagastão (KZG), Bello stated about Altitudes & Attitude: “We did an EP a couple of years ago, and now, next year, we’re coming out with a new record — a whole record we’re coming out with next year we’re very excited about.”

Describing Altitudes & Attitude‘s musical direction as “just rock,” Frank said that it’s been “hard” for him and Ellefson to find the time to work on music for the project. “That’s why we had to wait to put it out,” he said. “We had to wait a long time, ’cause both of our bands are so busy — which is good. But there is downtime… When we start writing a record, there’ll be downtime, and then it’s that time for that.” Continue reading »

Nov 302016
 

altitudes-and-attitude-cd-review-self-title-ep-megaforce-records-writer-tim-taylor-photoAltitudes & Attitude, the side project of Megadeth bassist David Ellefson, Anthrax bassist Frank Bello and A Perfect Circle, etc. drummer Jeff Friedl, have been in Hollywood, CA tracking material for their next effort this week. Producer Jay Ruston (Anthrax, Stone Sour) has been overseeing the sessions.

Altitudes & Attitude‘s self-titled debut EP, has been released on January 14th. 2014. Continue reading »

Jul 172016
 

megadeth_dystopia_4bcThis weekend, Megadeth was due to play the Harley Days festival in Slovakia on July 16th and the Masters Of Rock festival in the Czech Republic on July 17th, but due to bassist David Ellefson breaking his foot at the Rockmaraton Festival in Dunaújváros, Hungary on July 15th both shows were cancelled. Frontman Dave Mustaine issued a video message explaining the situation.

Megadeth has announced the addition of Dirk Verbeuren as the band’s new drummer. Verbeuren, formerly of Swedish metal band Soilwork, has been performing with the band for months, his first show was the Rock On The Range festival in May, to a crowd of 40,000 concertgoers.

Most recently, Lamb Of God drummer Chris Adler had performed all the drums on the band’s latest album, “Dystopia,” and had toured with Megadeth when not otherwise busy with his band. Continue reading »