Ellefson Shreds Bass Player Holiday ’10 Cover

By Jeff Owens

October 26, 2010

We couldn’t be more delighted to see fleet-fingered Megadeth bassist and good friend David Ellefson gazing front and center from the cover of the Holiday 2010 issue of Bass Player magazine. Especially since he’s slinging one of his Jackson Custom Shop Concert™ five-string bass models.

Look for the cover feature on Ellefson, which begins on page 34 and continues through page 46 with a detailed discussion of his playing, his gear and his early 2010 return to the seminal thrash band he co-founded in 1983.

The reinvigorated Megadeth has had an amazingly successful and busy year, with its Rust in Peace 20th anniversary tour, historic summer Sonisphere shows in Europe as part of the Big Four (with Metallica, Slayer and Anthrax), and the fall Jägermeister tour with Slayer and Anthrax.

And all in all it’s been a banner year in particular for Ellefson, who told Jackson that, “Being invited to appear on the cover of Bass Player magazine for their holiday issue was the icing on an already very tasty cake in 2010.”

The Holiday 2010 Bass Player is on newsstands now, and online right here.