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Megadeth bassist David Ellefson appearing in Dickson City for free performance and Q&A on Aug. 4

Megadeth bassist David Ellefson appearing in Dickson City for free performance and Q&A on Aug. 4
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From a press release:

Internationally acclaimed as the co-founding bassist of thrash metal titans Megadeth, David Ellefson is known for his unique, hard-hitting style of bass playing and unwavering dedication to his musical craft.

On Tuesday, Aug. 4, he will be making an appearance at Northeast Music Center in Dickson City for a very special Q&A and performance as part of Northeast Music Center’s Metal Appreciation Day. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

The Q&A will cover his entire career as well as his book, “My Life With Deth: Discovering Meaning in a Life of Rock & Roll.” To prepare the audience for this rare appearance, there will be a performance by Delirium, a local Megadeth/Metallica tribute band featuring guitarist Butch Frable.

Ellefson has engraved a vast musical hallmark as a bassist, songwriter, record producer, clinician, and author. Together with Megadeth, he has been awarded 10 Grammy nominations, countless gold and platinum records, and continued recording and playing concerts around the world.

Academically, Ellefson holds a Bachelor’s degree in business marketing and continues to lecture on a variety of music and business related topics. Additionally, he is a prolific author with books like “Making Music Your Business: A Guide For Young Musicians,” “Unsung: Words & Images,” and “My Life With Deth.”

He is also in F5, a heavy metal band based out of Phoenix, Arizona that features ex-Megadeth drummer Jimmy DeGrasso.

Founded in 2003, F5 quickly realized their mission to be heavy, but always melodic. With the creative flood gates wide open, the group eagerly wrote scores of new songs and recorded their debut album, “A Drug For All Seasons,” with producer Ryan Greene, who is recognized for working with bands like Megadeth, Bad Religion, and NOFX. Their eponymous debut record was released worldwide in 2005 on JVC (Japan/Asia), Mascot (Europe) and Cleopatra Records (North America).

F5 toured the United States during 2005-2007, at which time they also recorded and released their first live DVD, entitled “LIVE! For All Seasons.”

In 2008, F5 finished their highly anticipated second album and enlisted the talents of DeGrasso to round out the new recording and touring lineup. With Greene producing at the helm, the band’s new album, “The Reckoning,” was released in 2008 via OarFin Distribution.

For more information on Ellefson’s appearance at Northeast Music Center (713 Scranton/Carbondale Hwy., Dickson City), visit the Facebook event page.