‘David Ellefson’ Talks To ‘WMAL’ About His Autobiography “My Life With Deth”


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.

Ellefson says: “My autobiography is not the usual tale of rock ‘n’ roll woe, but rather something I hope will truly inspire people. I have dedicated my life to my craft, and I wanted to share the story of how a kid with a bass guitar and the dream of rock stardom literally risked it all to move from the farm in Minnesota to Los Angeles, and with a lot of hard work, sacrifice and a little luck along the way, made the dream come true. I think the readers will enjoy the stories, as well as the hardships, of this way of life as a musician and artist. I’ve been very open about my life’s obstacles and the means by which I overcame them. Now, my hope is that this story will inspire others to follow their dreams and really live out the purpose for their lives, too.”

The book features contributions from Kerry King [Slayer], Scott Ian [Anthrax], Ellefson‘s current bandmate in Megadeth Shawn Drover and also former colleagues Chris Poland and Marty Friedman.

David Ellefson will sign copies of his autobiography, “My Life With Deth”, at the following locations:

Friday, November 29 from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
211 East Ridgewood Ave
Ridgewood, NJ 07045

Friday, December 6 at 7 p.m.
Books-A-Million #652
800 Coastal Grand Circle
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
843 448-9184

Tuesday, December 10 at 7 p.m.
603 North Lamar
Austin, Texas 78703
512 472-5050


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