Ellefson to Publish Book of ‘Unsung’ Lyrics

By Chrissy Mauck

January 17, 2012

Unsung is the brand new book by Megadeth bassist David Ellefson featuring original lyrics and images never before published, soon to be available for his fans’ enjoyment.

Dark, light, inquisitive and inspirational, Unsung expresses a uniquely diverse side to Ellefson’s creativity.

“As a musician, my past lyrical work has always been set to music,” said Ellefson. “But, with this new book I set out to explore a new medium using both words and images as the canvas for an exciting new mosaic of storytelling.”

Unsung is also the Jackson signature artist’s first venture into the realm of self-publishing. As a result, he encourages the reader to utilize these original lyrics under license from him for their own songs. In this manner, song-writers of all levels can actually become a co-writer with Ellefson — a truly innovative way for fans and musicians to co-create with one of Metal music’s most iconic and inspirational artists!

As a co-founder the rock group MEGADETH, Ellefson has been a regular contributor to one of Metal music’s most enduring legacies. Followers of his work will be delighted that Unsung proves to be yet another unique narrative from a man who is known for creating fresh and innovative ways to inspire and connect with his fans.

Unsung will be available for purchase in mid-March through Lulu.com. It will also be accessible 4-8 weeks following release from other major online retailers and local bookstores by special order. More information can be found in the coming weeks at www.davidellefson.com and www.twitter.com/ellefsondavid

Be sure to catch MEGADETH on GIGANTOUR (with Motorhead, Volbeat & Lacuna Coil) as they make their way across North America from January 26 through March 3, 2012. More tour details at www.megadeth.com