2010: Another big year in music down. And while we here at Roadrunner are finalizing our Top 10 Albums lists, we're also checking in with some of our artists to see what their year has been all about.
As we posed the same 5 questions we asked everyone to Megadeth's founding bassist David Ellefson, we couldn't help but reflect on the BIG year the band has had. From Canadian Carnage to the Big Four shows at Sonisphere to American Carnage, the Jagermeister Music Tour, "Sudden Death," Dave Mustaine's New York Times Best-Seller, and a Grammy nod, these guys, currently in Australia headlining the No Sleep Til' Fest, have accomplished so much while celebrating Rust In Peace's 20th anniversary. And with all that in mind, check out what Ellefson had to say about his 2010 below, and check back tomorrow as we unveil the artist & staff best of lists!
If you missed Dream Theater's Year in Review, go right here to check in with guitarist John Petrucci. For Airbourne's Joel O'Keeffe's 2010, go right here, and for indie rock newcomers Young the Giant, go here.
What was your personal theme song this year and why?- Rammstein’s “Feuer Frei.” After playing on several festivals with them this year, there is NOTHING more metal than attaching a flame thrower to your face and spewing 12-foot flames during the show with your band mates!
What’s the most embarrassing or funny thing that happened on tour this year? Tell us the story!
Chuck Billy [Testament frontman] throwing Chris Broderick's birthday cake from the stage into the crowd at a show in Calgary, Canada.
What’s the biggest lesson you learned this year?
Live in the moment because that’s where the action is.
What’s the coolest thing you discovered this year?
ToonTrack drum programs and Logic Express for the Mac
What’s your new year’s resolution?
To keep doing what I’m doing.