David Ellefson (Ex-Megadeth) Discusses Ellefson-Soto Album, The Nick Menza Film, Ministry, And More 11/2/2022



David Ellefson was the bassist for thrash metal giants Megadeth for more than 30 years. He has been nominated for 10 Grammys with one win, and has sold more than 35,000,000 records worldwide. He’s an author with his own publishing company, Ellefson Books. He’s a filmmaker with his own production company, Ellefson Films. He even has his own coffee company, yes…. Ellefson Coffee Co. David also has his own record label with EMP Label Group, and David has a few band projects like The Lucid, Kings Of Thrash, and a brand new project called Ellefson-Soto, with singer Jeff Scott Soto.

On October 7th, Ellefson-Soto released an album called Vacation In The Underworld, and David sat down with Dr. Music to talk about that, his work with Al Jourgensen of Ministry, how the new Nick Menza documentary is coming along, and everything else he has going on! It’s always a special time when David stops by to hang out. Hit the subscribe button and the play button to check it out!




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