David Ellefson's Basstory - An Intimate Evening with Megadeth's Bassist
Bumblefoot, Dead By Wednesday, FirstBourne
61 Canal Street
Manchester, NH, 03101
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Born: November 12, 1964 in Jackson, Minnesota.
David Ellefson is best known as the original bass player for Megadeth, a band he helped found with guitarist/frontman Dave Mustaine in 1983 following Mustaine's dismissal from Metallica. Ellefson, known as "Junior" within the band, remained the only player to perform with Mustaine and Megadeth throughout the band's initial run from 1983 through 2002. When Mustaine resurrected the Megadeth name in 2004, Ellefson was not included. An unsuccessful lawsuit brought by Ellefson against Mustaine over Megadeth rights and royalties only served to heighten tensions between the former band mates. Although Mustaine would announce that the two had eventually settled their personal differences, he did not foresee Ellefson ever rejoining the band, and Megadeth released 3 studio albums with different bassists. In the meantime, Ellefson performed with the groups F5 and Hail and went to work for Peavy Amplifiers. It then came as something of a shock when, in early 2010, it was announced that Ellefson had rejoined Megadeth.
Ronald Jay "Ron" Blumenthal, better known by his stage name "Bumblefoot", is an American guitarist, songwriter, recording artist and producer. He was one of two lead guitarists in Guns N' Roses from 2006 until 2014 and performed on their sixth studio album Chinese Democracy. He has been in several projects including Sons of Apollo with super star bassist Billy Sheehan and drummer Mike Portnoy.
Since the early 90s, he has released 10 CDs and a live DVD. He has appeared as a guest performer on other albums and on numerous compilation CD's. He has been featured in Guitar Player Magazine as well as several foreign guitar magazines and many print, radio and web interviews. Over the past twenty years, he has also worked with numerous bands and artists as producer, engineer, writer, arranger, and performer.
Dead By Wednesday
In 2005 Dead By Wednesday made their first mark by releasing their debut CD 'Democracy is Dead' on Jasta of Hatebreed's Stillborn Records. Then in 2008 came "The Killing Project", the highly anticipated sophomore full length CD. The Killing Project demonstrated with a punch to the face, New Haven CT,'s very own aggressive hybrid of metal, punk, & real hard core. While still considered a metal band
, DBW's sound was once called "Cross-over". With songs of urgency & importance regarding ideas on religion, current world affairs, race & equality, "The Killing Project", on Eclipse Records was destined to make an impact. And it did. With 13 bone-crushing songs including a memorable guest performance by Carley Coma of Candiria on "The Chosen", as well as bonus tracks, a free CD sampler & more. Shortly after, the video for the single 'Pawns' by Grammy nominated producer David Brodsky of My Good Eye, NYC went into rotation on MTV2's Headbanger's Ball, Music Choice and Havok TV on demand, Liquid Metal, Rock Band, and UFC. NOW...in 2011 the band is currently working on all new brutal unreleased material & in the studio recording their most important junior LP CD w/long time friend & producer Enoch Jensen @ East Lake Recording Studio's in MA. Dead By Wednesday are focused on making "their Master of Puppets" dubbed 'The Last Parade'. Be on the look out for new teaser tracks, release date, and what's to come next!
FirstBourne is a four piece arena rock/power metal band from Boston, MA, USA formed in 2016. The band is Mike Kerr on guitar, Ven Thangaraj on bass, Ian Raposa on vocals and Joe Bertola on drums.
Specializing in captivating hooks and masterful musicianship, the band aims to revive the glory days of guitar oriented rock with a mix of current musical tastes and trends. The name FirstBourne reflects the fact that all members are the eldest children in their respective families.
The band worked with Sony Brazil’s producer and guitarist Jimmy Oliveira to create their debut full length, Riot. Following the release of their debut album, Firstbourne teamed up with endorsers JOYO Pedals and Chaser Records and embarked on a tour through China. These first shows outside of the US were a success, beginning with Chaser Records' Chaser Fest and ending in Zhuhai with over 2500 people in attendance.