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Megadeth’s David Ellefson on the Essence of His New Book ‘My Life With Deth’

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Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com

Megadeth bassist David Ellefson recently released his autobiography 'My Life With Deth.' The collaboration with veteran metal scribe Joel McIver chronicles Ellefson's younger years in Minnesota, his career in Megadeth, his struggles with addiction and eventual sobriety and his faith.

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Cliff Burton vs. David Ellefson – Greatest Metal Bassist, Quarterfinals

Cliff Burton vs. David Ellefson
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Two of thrash metal's finest make it to the quarterfinals of our Greatest Metal Bassist competition. Get ready for this 'Big 4' battle.

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Jason Newsted vs. David Ellefson – Greatest Metal Bassist, Round 2

Jason Newsted vs. David Ellefson
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Oooh! We've already got two of the genres biggest names squaring off early on! Jason Newsted has been a key member of some major metal bands over the years while David Ellefson earned his stripes as Megadeth's most prominent bassist.

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David Ellefson vs. Roger Patterson – Greatest Metal Bassist, Round 1

David Ellefson vs. Roger Patterson
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As one of the founding members of Megadeth, die hard fans consider David Ellefson almost as an equally crucial part of the band as leader Dave Mustaine. He is one of metal’s elite bassists, and his use of a pick categorizes his bass tone more than his playing st

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Megadeth’s David Ellefson Reveals October Release for ‘My Life With Deth’ Autobiography

Dave Ellefson of Megadeth performs on January 29, 2012 on 'Gigantour' at the Tsongas Center in Lowell, Massachusetts

As co-founder of Megadeth and longtime collaborator of Dave Mustaine, bassist David Ellefson has quite a life story to tell and that’s just what he’s offering up in his upcoming memoir ‘My Life With Deth.' Ellefson penned the autobiography over the last year with the assistance of writer Joel McIver and it's due out on Oct. 29 through Howard Books.

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Megadeth Bassist David Ellefson Donates Bass Strings for Charitable Bracelets

Megadeth David Ellefson
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

Megadeth's David Ellefson makes the most out of his bass strings on a nightly basis, but now he's found yet another use for them. The rocker is donating his used bass strings the Wear Your Music Organization so that they may turn them into bracelets.

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Megadeth Bassist David Ellefson Penning Autobiography ‘My Life With Deth’

Dave Ellefson of Megadeth
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

Megadeth bassist David Ellefson has been busy at work on his official autobiography. The founding Megadeth musician is approaching the band's 30th anniversary along with frontman Dave Mustaine, the only other original member still with the legendary thrash act. The memoir, 'My Life With Deth,' will tackle subjects such as the band's road to iconic status, addiction and much more.

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Megadeth’s David Ellefson Documents Band’s Search for Starbucks in Russia

Kevin Winter, Getty Images
Kevin Winter, Getty Images

So, what do the guys of Megadeth do before a big show? Apparently, they search desperately for a Starbucks. Megadeth bassist David Ellefson just posted some behind-the-scenes footage from the band’s June 25 concert at Stadium Live in Moscow, Russia, and much of the clip involves Ellefson and Megadeth guitarist Chris Broderick searching for a spot to fill their cup of java. Good to know we’re not the only ones with a caffeine addiction! Check out the video below.

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Megadeth’s David Ellefson: Metallica / Megadeth Supergroup ‘Would Be a Blast’

Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

In a new interview with MetalSerbia.com, Megadeth bassist David Ellefson offers his thoughts on a possible Metallica/Megadeth supergroup.

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Staind’s Aaron Lewis, Megadeth’s David Ellefson Team Up for ‘Shame on America’ Documentary

Aaron Lewis-David Ellefson
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Staind and Megadeth are two acts that have always saluted the service that America's soldiers provide for our country. But Staind vocalist Aaron Lewis and Megadeth bassist David Ellefson aren't content with just playing a few shows to put the spotlight on the military.

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