Megadeth's Dave Ellefson: "With bass design, sometimes the best way forward is to go back in time"

Dave Ellefson
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Megadeth, a recording and touring metal band that has operated at the very top of its niche since 1984, was put on hold early in 2019 when frontman Dave Mustaine embarked on treatment for throat cancer.

Fortunately for the band’s huge numbers of fans, he’s due to resume touring again this year, but during Megadeth’s hiatus, bassist David Ellefson - a musician who runs several other businesses outside the band under the EMP banner (Ellefson Music Productions) - has used the time off in many creative ways.

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