Apr 042016
 

David-Ellefson_2016Megadeth bassist David Ellefson will visit Terra State Community College in Fremont, Ohio on April 15 at 6:30 p.m. for a book-signing event.

Part of the college’s April celebration of jazz and American music, this event is free and open to the public and will be held in the Recital Hall in the Bordner Arts and Health Technologies Center.

Ellefson is the author of several books, including “My Life With Deth” and “Making Music Your Business…A Guide For Young Musicians”. “My Life With Deth” will be available for purchase the night of the signing.

Asked what advice he would give to young, aspiring musicians, Ellefson told the KBAD 94.5 radio station in Sioux Falls, South Dakota: Continue reading »

Mar 312015
 

david ellefsonVideo footage of Megadeth bassist David Ellefson playing the band’s song ‘Five Magics’ at the March 27 stop of his “My Life With Deth” spoken-word tour in Melbourne, Australia can be seen below.

Speaking about why he chose Australia as the first country in which to do a spoken-word tour, Ellefson told Spotlight Report: ‘The idea of doing a spoken-word tour came from an Australian concert promoter, and I loved it. We started to talk about it last year. Ironically, it was right around the time we were scheduled to be here with Soundwave.’

He continued: ‘I’ve never done spoken word before.

‘I like taking chances and doing new things to broaden my horizon.’ Continue reading »

Jun 172014
 

david ellefsonMegadeth bassist David Ellefson‘s autobiography, “My Life With Deth”, which was originally made available last October via Howard Books (a division of Simon & Schuster), will be issued as a paperback on July 8. The memoir chronicles the story of Ellefson‘s fall into addiction during the band’s early years, followed by his subsequent recovery and the return to faith which championed the band’s rise to fame over the past several decades. The book was written with Joel McIver, the bestselling author of 21 books on rock music, and features a foreword by Alice Cooper. World rights to “My Life With Deth” were sold to Philis Boultinghouse at Howard Books by agent Lisa Gallagher at Sanford J. Greenburger Associates.

Since 1983, the celebrated metal band Megadeth has sold more than 20 million albums, received eleven Grammy nominations, and built a fan base of millions. Still going strong, they toured the world with Metallica, Anthrax and Slayer. Now, in “My Life With Deth”, Ellefson tells the whole behind-the-scenes story of the band and his personal journey from suffering to salvation. Continue reading »

May 202014
 

david ellefsonEliot Gordon Ellefson, the 51-year-old brother of Megadeth bassist David Ellefson, died earlier yesterday [May 19]. after a two-year battle with cancer.

In his memoir, “My Life With Deth”, David Ellefson wrote about his early family life, “I loved the farm [where I was raised, about six miles north of Jackson, Minnesota], but I didn’t love farming quite so much, so my brother, Eliot, was always the one who was going to take it over from my father when the time came. He showed an aptitude for farming from a very young age. When I started getting into music at eleven or twelve, Eliot was focusing on being disciplined and working around the farm.”

We wish David and his family a lot of strength and comfort in this difficult period.

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Nov 292013
 
david ellefsonMegadeth bassist David Ellefson was interviewed on WMAL, the radio station licensed to Washington, D.C. and serving the Washington metro area. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below.

Ellefson‘s autobiography, “My Life With Deth”, was made available on October 29 via Howard Books. The memoir chronicles the story of Ellefson‘s fall into addiction during the band’s early years, followed by his subsequent recovery and the return to faith which championed the band’s rise to fame over the past several decades. The book was written with Joel McIver, the bestselling author of 21 books on rock music, and features a foreword by Alice Cooper. World rights to “My Life With Deth” were sold to Philis Boultinghouse at Howard Books by agent Lisa Gallagher at Sanford J. Greenburger Associates.

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