MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson laid down the bass track on a song written by his 16-year-old daughter, Athena Ellefson, who also played acoustic guitar and grand piano on the song. Smooth jazz musician Steve Oliver performed both electric guitar and the atmospheric parts while Randy Walker engineered and helped shape/produce the tune. Check out the track using the SoundCloud widget below.
Ellefson is heading to Australia in March for a spoken-word tour. "An Evening With David Ellefson" will feature stories from life on the road and about life as a founding member of one of the biggest metal acts in the world, documenting all the trials and tribulations. The night will also feature a bass demonstration and audience question-and-answer session which will allow fans to delve deeper into all things MEGADETH and David's autobiography, "My Life With Deth", a story about the complex history of the band.
From MEGADETH's inception in 1983 until the band's temporary split in 2002, Ellefson was the only constant member other than bandleader Dave Mustaine. David was a pivotal part in MEGADETH's progression from a ferocious jazz infused thrash group to a state-of-the-art speed metal band and into a multiplatinum, chart-topping, global juggernaut.
After MEGADETH disbanded in 2002, Ellefson pursued a variety of projects, including playing with SOULFLY and forming the band F5, amongst other endeavours. In 2010 David rejoined MEGADETH for the 20th-anniversary tour of the band’s seminal, genre-defining classic "Rust In Peace". Since then, he has reclaimed his rightful place within one of heavy metal's most revered bands.
Through highs and lows, Ellefson has experienced the gamut of rock star fame, fortune and excess and lived to tell the tale. This is your only chance to get a personal insight into the history and behind the scenes of one of metal's most iconic bands, MEGADETH.
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