Dave Ellefson Mega-interview
David Ellefson is a bassist and founding member of the American thrash metal band Megadeth. This week Metalholic and Metal Wani caught up with Ellefson to discuss his autobiography “My Life With Deth”, Megadeth’s new album, “Super Collider“, recent tours, and much more.
David talks candidly about the thematic premise of the book, the whole behind-the-scenes story of the band and his personal journey from suffering to salvation. He says:
“It’s a story of a kid who felt in love with rock n’ roll with a bass guitar and that bass has taken me around the world”.
When asked whether the book is a dirty rock n’ roll tell-all kind of memoir, David offers:
“It’s just not in my nature to go and do all that, to just throw everyone under the bus so that I can get my glory, because in order for someone to rise up, someone else has to be pushed down.”
David shares the hardest, emotionally compelling parts while writing the book. He says:
“My transition back in 2002 out of Megadeth was the toughest, scariest phase of my life but it eventually turned out to be the best thing that ever happened”
He also opens up about Megadeth’s sound when he was away from the group. He says:
“Dave [Mustaine] worked hard and tried to re-correct the Megadeth sound to get it back to their origins”.
Of Megadeth’s recent album “Super Collider” Dave shares:
“It’s a result of a 30 years journey with Megadeth and it will continue in the next album as well”
David also talks about their recent tour with the legendary Kiss, Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden along with this year’s Gigantour. He expresses his opinion about Black Sabbath’s current lineup without Bill Ward, Jason Newsted and much more.
The full audio interview can be heard below: