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Megadeth Bassist David Ellefson’s Older Brother Eliot Dies of Cancer at 51

Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com
Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com

Sad news to report from the family of Megadeth bassist David Ellefson. The legendary musician's brother Eliot Gordon Ellefson has passed away at the age of 51 after a two-year battle with cancer.

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Born-Deaf Megadeth Fan Appears on TV With Dave Mustaine To Discuss First Rock Concert

Sarah Churman and Dave Mustaine
KTNV

We recently reported on Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine reaching out to a once-deaf fan, inviting her to Las Vegas to experience her first ever rock concert. The heartwarming gesture gave Sarah Churman to see not just Megadeth live, but Motorhead, too, for a double dose of metal awesomeness. Following up on Churman's journey, she and Mustaine appeared together on a Vegas talk show to share their story with a wider audience (watch above).

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Megadeth Flying Born-Deaf YouTube Star to Las Vegas for First Rock Concert + Interview

Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com
Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com

If you're the type to go YouTube surfing, there's a good chance you've seen the video above. Having amassed nearly 21 million views, this video immortalizes the moment when Sarah Churman, who was born deaf, heard sound for the first time at 29 years of age. Countless tears have been shed witnessing Churman's life-changing moment, apparently from members of Megadeth, as well, because the band is flying Sarah and her husband Sloan to Las Vegas to experience her first rock concert on Thursday (April 17).

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Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine Rocks Classics With the San Diego Symphony

Dave Mustaine
Daniel Boczarski, Getty Images

After months of wondering how it would go over, it can now be said that Dave Mustaine's appearance with the San Diego Symphony was a success. The metal legend joined the Symphony for an evening that featured a mix of classical music staples along with a symphonic rendition of Megadeth's own 'Symphony of Destruction' (seen in the video above).

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Anthrax’s Frank Bello and Megadeth’s David Ellefson Talk Altitudes & Attitude

Frank Bello + David Ellefson
Photo Credit: Dana "Distortion" Yavin

Anthrax bassist Frank Bello and Megadeth bassist David Ellefson are legendary musicians in their own right, but the 'Big 4' thrashers have taken their music in a new direction with Altitudes & Attitude.

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Megadeth’s David Ellefson Speaks to High School Students About Drug Addiction + Recovery

David Ellefson
Ethan Miller, Getty Images

Students at an Arizona high school were given a massive treat when Megadeth's David Ellefson dropped by for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. With the goal in mind of positively impacting the young minds, Ellefson shared stories of his past drug and alcohol abuse along with his continuous path of recovery.

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Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine Discusses San Diego Symphony, Motorboat Cruise + More

Megadeth
Charles Epting for Loudwire

Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine was the guest on Full Metal Jackie’s radio show this past weekend. Mustaine spoke about the wealth of things on his immediate horizon, including his appearance with the San Diego Symphony, Megadeth's inclusion in Motorhead's Motorboad Cruise and the early stages of the band's next record. If you missed Jackie’s show, here’s her full interview with Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine.

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Megadeth’s David Ellefson Plays ‘Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?’

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

We've got a new episode of 'Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?' to share with you. In this edition of our signature segment, legendary Megadeth bassist David Ellefson sets the record straight on what's true and false on Wikipedia.

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Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine Unveils Signature Wine ‘Symphony Interrupted’

Dave Mustaine
Neilson Barnard, Getty Images

Megadeth rocker Dave Mustaine has expanded his passions to include wine, as his Mustaine Vineyards is now offering their debut Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 dubbed 'Symphony Interrupted.'

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2014 PNR Amnesia Rockfest Reveals Lineup with Motley Crue, Megadeth, Mastodon + More

Motley Crue / Megadeth / Mastodon
Terry Wyatt / Michael Buckner (2), Getty Images

One of the most interesting North American festivals has just released its 2014 lineup. The ninth annual PNR Amnesia Rockfest will hit its massive festival crowd on June 20 + 21 with acts such as Motley Crue, Megadeth, Alice in Chains, Blink-182, Mastodon + many more.

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