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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON: 'The Best Way To Stay In The Music Business Now Is To Get Into Real Estate'

During a recent interview with the "Digital Killed The Radio Star" podcast, MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson addressed the fact that it is very tough for artists to gain widespread exposure when there is relatively little money being generated through music sales and streaming. As a result, younger artists are finding it more and more difficult ...

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New MEGADETH-Branded Beer, 'Saison 13', Now Available

A new MEGADETH-branded beer, Saison 13, has just been made available in select Canadian provinces. The follow-up to 2016's À Tout Le Monde will arrive in the U.S. this September. Saison 13, with its pale amber color and its red-orange hues, is brewed with 13 carefully selected ingredients. This delicious saison offers the perfect combination ...

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MEGADETH's KIKO LOUREIRO Is Working On New Solo Album

MEGADETH guitarist Kiko Loureiro has confirmed that he is in pre-production for his next solo album. The disc will be the follow-up to "Sounds Of Innocence", which was released in June 2012. "I'm here doing pre-production on my new album," Kiko stated in a new video message posted to his social media. "I'm just working ...

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TOXIC HOLOCAUST To Release 'Primal Future: 2019' Album In October

Crossover thrash unit TOXIC HOLOCAUST will release its long-awaited new album, "Primal Future: 2019", on October 4 via new Entertainment One (eOne). The band Terrorizer called "a whirlwind of booze, denim jackets and riffs" began kicking out the corrosive jams in basements and bedrooms some 20 years ago, building a punishing legacy of mutant thrash ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON On New MEGADETH Album: 'It's A Good Vision Of Hope To Keep Working Forward On A Creative Endeavor Together'

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson recently spoke with Meltdown of the Detroit radio station 101 WRIF. The full conversation can be streamed at this location. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his new solo album, "Sleeping Giants": David: "'Sleeping Giants' is really a compilation of some brand new tracks that I've ...

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Current/Former Members Of MACHINE HEAD, DREAM THEATER, OVERKILL Unite In New Project

According to several posts on various social media platforms, former MACHINE HEAD and current VIO-LENCE guitarist Phil Demmel is working on a new project with drummer Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, ex-DREAM THEATER), vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth (OVERKILL) and bassist Mark Menghi (METAL ALLEGIANCE). On July 21, Portnoy posted a picture of the quartet with ...

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LAMB OF GOD Added To MEGADETH's 'Megacruise'

LAMB OF GOD has been added to the lineup of performers at the inaugural Megacruise, hosted by metal veterans MEGADETH. Departing out of Los Angeles aboard the Norwegian Jewel, this ultimate heavy metal, full ship charter music experience at sea, will set sail October 13-18, 2019, visiting two ports of call (San Diego, California and ...

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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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