EXCLUSIVE: Interview - Megadeth's David Ellefson

 
Interview by Jeff Treppel Megadeth's upcoming CD, TH1RT3EN, is bassist David Ellefson's first since leaving the band after 2002's The World Needs a Hero. The new album's combination of powerhouse thrash and anthemic hard rock allows him to demonstrate the fluid, malleable style that's made him one of the most respected bassists on the metal scene.
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Video: Megadeth's Dave Ellefson Interviewed In Atlanta

 
Megadeth bassist Dave Ellefson was interviewed by Troy Bradley of the show "The Witching Hour" when the band hit Atlanta on this past summer's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Tour. During the conversation, Ellefson discusses the extremely fast recording sessions for the band's upcoming album TH1RT3EN, the whole history of the cover art to their recently reissued Peace Sells...But Who's Buying? (as well as the history of the band's Vic Rattlehead mascot, which we discussed here the other day), and his feelings upon returning to the band in 2010. Here's the video: TH1RT3EN will be in stores November 1, but you can pre-order it from iTunes (and get an exclusive bonus live version of "Head Crusher") right now!.
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Listen To Dave Mustaine's Full Metal Jackie Interview

 
Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine was interviewed on Full Metal Jackie's syndicated radio show this weekend. He premiered the song "Whose Life (Is It Anyways?" from their forthcoming album TH1RT3EN (pre-order it now from iTunes or in physical form), and also talked quite a bit about his recent health problems, the return of bassist Dave Ellefson to the band's ranks, and much more. You can listen to the whole interview using the audio player below. .
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Download Megadeth's New Song For Free!

 
Megadeth is offering a download of the song "Whose Life (Is It Anyways?)", from their forthcoming album TH1RT3EN, absolutely free on their Facebook page. It's only going to be up there for 24 hours, so head over there and grab it now! TH1RT3EN will be in stores November 1, but can be pre-ordered (on CD or deluxe double picture disc vinyl) at this link..
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EXCLUSIVE - Interview With Megadeth's Shawn Drover

 
Interview by Jeff Treppel Megadeth’s upcoming CD, TH1RT3EN, is drummer Shawn Drover's third with the band (he joined in 2004, along with his guitarist brother Glen), and it's a great vehicle for him to demonstrate facility in a variety of styles; there's some thrashy material as furious as anything on 2009’s Endgame, but there's a lot of melodic, anthemic music, too, like first single "Public Enemy No. 1." We reached out to Shawn to find out how he feels about playing with prodigal bassist Dave Ellefson, what he feels he brings to classic Megadeth material onstage, and more. (This is the second in a four-part series of interviews with all four members of Megadeth, leading up to the release of TH1RT3EN on November 1.) How do you feel the Big Four show at Yankee Stadium went? It was awesome.
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Megadeth's Dave Mustaine To Guest On Full Metal Jackie's Radio Show

 
Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine will be a guest on Full Metal Jackie's syndicated radio show this weekend (10/14-16), and he will premiere new music from the band's upcoming album TH1RT3EN. To find a station that carries the show, visit fullmetaljackieradio.com. TH1RT3EN will be in stores November 1, but you can pre-order it on CD or deluxe double picture disc vinyl now at this link..
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Shockwaves Skull Sessions #53 Up Now!

 
The latest edition of Roadrunner's Shockwaves Skull Sessions podcast is up now. This time out, host Bob Nalbandian is joined by David Ellefson(Megadeth), John Gallagher (Raven), Craig Gruber (Rainbow/Elf), Joey Vera(Armored Saint) and Monty Colvin(Galactic Cowboys) on this special discussion all about bassists. .
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