Ellefson was the original bass player in the band, joining Mustaine (who’d just been kicked out of Metallica) in 1983, and staying through the band’s split in 2002. Two years later, Mustaine reactivated the band sans Ellefson, but he’d eventually rejoin in 2010, and is still with the band today.
Get ready to hear Michael Jackson classics like you’ve never heard them before. Just in time to add to your party playlists this Halloween
You may have heard about his comments to us about Tim Tebow, whom Simmons was interested in signing to KISS’s new arena football team, L.A. KISS.
Last week, we gave you the lowdownon Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History Of Metal, which takes you from the ’60s to today.
The book starts off in the pre-metal era of the ’60s, covering the Stooges, the MC5 and Alice Cooper (when “Alice Cooper” represented a band, not just the frontman).
He’s the closest thing metal has to a renaissance man: Corey Taylor fronts no less than two major bands, Slipknot and Stone Sour.
We sat down with some of the icons of the last few decades of heavy metal and hard rock to talk about the culture, why it’s so enduring, and how it has changed. Unsurprisingly, Judas Priest’s Rob Halford, Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour), Phil Anselmo (Pantera, Down), Dave Mustaine and Dave Ellefson (Megadeth) and Jason Newsted (Metallica), all had a lot to say on the matter.
“You’re all special, man, I love you all!” — “I’ll give you a round of applause!” — “Good to see you f***ers, it really is!”
Legendary Cream drummer Ginger Baker playing for Black Sabbath? It’s not a classic rock version of fantasy football – it was an actual suggestion floated by Sabbath’s producer, Rick Rubin.
Who’s the best hard rock band ever? It’s a subjective – and loaded – question. But according to a poll recently taken by BPI – the British Recording Industry’s trade group – Black Sabbath is the most important British hard rock band ever, followed by Iron Maiden.