David Warren "Dave" Ellefson (born November 12, 1964) is a bassist and founding member of the American thrash metal band Megadeth. He has also been known as "Junior" to differentiate him from Dave Mustaine. Ellefson currently resides in Scottsdale, Arizona. In addition to...Wikipedia
Born: 12th November, 1964, Jackson, Minnesota, USA
Height: 5' 9" (175 cm)
Claim to Fame: Bassist and founding member of Megadeth
MEGADETH: PEAVEY ELECTRONICS Announces DAVID ELLEFSON ReValver Artist Bundle
February 2, 2015
MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson redefined the role of bass guitar in heavy metal. With the release of the all-new David Ellefson ReValver Artist bundle, Ellefson now helps redefine the role of bass guitar in Peavey's ReValver 4 amp modeling software.
"When Peavey approached me about introducing bass amp models to ReValver and developing a signature bundle, the thing that excited me the most was the opportunity to model my whole rig from the instrument, to... Read More
Posted by eviltwins 3 weeks ago
Ex-PANTERA Bassist REX BROWN, SLAYER/EXODUS Guitarist GARY HOLT Added To 'Metal Allegiance'
January 13, 2015
After a critically acclaimed premiere on the inaugural voyage of MOTÖRHEAD's Motörboat alongside their recent addition as a co-headliner on Shiprocked 2015, Metal Allegiance will be bringing their musical crusade to stateside on January 21 at the House of Blues in Anaheim, California.
Joining the already impressive lineup of musicians is PANTERA/KILL DEVIL HILL bassist Rex Brown and SLAYER/EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt.
The complete... Read More
Posted by eviltwins 7 weeks ago
Sebastian Bach, David Ellefson + More Appear on ‘Randy Rhoads Remembered’ Disc
by Chad Childers December 29, 2014 12:22 PM
On Jan. 25, 2014, a number of rock and metal vets gathered to pay tribute to one of their own — the late Randy Rhoads – and that special show has now served as the impetus for a new studio album. Tish Tone Records will issue ‘Randy Rhoads Remembered, Vol. 1′ on Jan. 23, the date of the second annual ‘Randy Rhoads Remembered’ show in Santa Ana, Calif.
Organized by veteran drummer Brian Tichy, the... Read More
Posted by eviltwins 2 months ago
MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Schedules Australian Spoken-Word Tour
December 2, 2014
MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson is heading to Australia in March 2015 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 sessiob which will allow fans to delve deeper into all things MEGADETH and David's... Read More
Posted by eviltwins 3 months ago
MEGADETH To Auction Decades Of Tour Memorabilia
November 4, 2014
Backstage Auctions presents a on-of-a-kind online auction event featuring decades of MEGADETH tour memorabilia. The event, aptly titled "Megadeth - The Countdown To Extinction Auction", is a not-to-miss opportunity for fans and collectors around the world to own an authentic piece of memorabilia from one of most highly successful and significant heavy metal bands in music history.
"It simply doesn't get any more real and authentic than this — especially with the collection... Read More
Posted by eviltwins 3 months ago
Well, there's a few things. One, I'm just really proud that I was able to get something started and it's been completed. And not that F5 is complete by any chance, but just the fact that we just so nonchalantly got in a room and started something and our passion drove us to make sure that the album came out, and now here we are able to talk about an album that's out. So on the one hand, that's kind of an initial goal that feels really good now to have accomplished. Another thing is I'm just really happy to help open the door for the other guys in F5 too. I've been to the big dance now for quite a few years, and I guess that's one of the things I've enjoyed in recent years with the music production I've done and the artist development and now with this band. It's been a fun process to be able to be put in touch with these guys who are so talented and have such great ability, but for some reason haven't had a chance to get up to bat yet. That for me brings me a lot of personal satisfaction, especially with F5 .
It was completely unintentional, really. We did write a few progressive and more traditional metal songs early on, but I think the band sounds best on the ones we ended up putting on the record. It's refreshing to do a debut album with a new band because there are really no restrictions to what you can do.
He also has various side projects which include Temple of Brutality, F5, and Killing Machine.
His favorites players are Stanley Clarke, Geddy Lee, Steve Vai and Gary Moore.