Saturday, May 30th


Saturday May 30th, the David Ellefson Youth Music Foundation, the nonprofit charity started by GRAMMY-winning Megadeth co-founder and bassist David Ellefson, in partnership with the GRAMMY Music Education Coalition, is proud to present THE DECADE THAT ROCKED, the third offering in their “OH SAY CAN YOU STREAM” livestream series. Once again, hosted by Ellefson and his partner, co-author, and solo band vocalist, Thom Hazaert, with legendary music photographer Mark “Weissguy” Weiss., THE DECADE THAT ROCKED will be a loving nod to all things Metal and Hard Rock,  a decadent celebration of Weiss’ upcoming book, THE DECADE THAT ROCKED: THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF MARK “WEISSGUY” WEISS, available June 2nd from Insight Editions. 


Weighing in at a hefty 6.1 lbs (and featuring a foreword by the “Metal God” himself Rob Halford), the book features over 400 pages of Weiss’ iconic photographs, featuring legendary artists including Motley Crue, Guns N’ Roses, Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica, Megadeth, Twisted Sister, Joan Jett,  Van Halen, Aerosmith, KISS, Judas Priest, Led Zeppelin, and many more.

As one of the driving artistic forces of the 80’s, and one of its most notable “go-to” music photographers, Weiss’ resume reads like a who’s who of platinum 80’s Hard Rock, celebrated for his photographic work and creative direction on iconic covers and imaging elements for artists including Bon Jovi, Dokken, Twisted Sister, Anthrax, Suicidal Tendencies, Skid Row, Raven, W.A.S.P., and more, continuing to the present day, with artists including Gwen Stefani, Christina Aguilera, and more. 

In the spirit of Weiss’ book, we present THE DECADE THAT ROCKED, featuring a studded-leather deus worthy of the Weissguy himself, including Zakk Wylde, Anthrax’s Scott Ian and Charlie Benante, Stephen Pearcy (Ratt), Marc Storace (Krokus), Mark Slaughter, JJ French (Twisted Sister), Don Dokken, Taime Downe (Faster Pussycat), Roxy Petrucci (Vixen, Madam X), Dean Davidson (Britny Fox, Blackeyed Susan), PJ Farley (Trixter), Steve Whiteman (KIX), Jack Russell (Great White), Bruce Kulick (KISS), and many more.


Alice Cooper, DMC, Megadeth Members Lead Grammy Music Ed Fundraiser

A cadre of music's heaviest hitters will lead the Grammy Music Education Coalition's nine-hour fundraising telethon, dubbed Oh Say Can You Stream, on Saturday. Alice Cooper, DMC and host Megadeth's David Ellefson will all make appearances during the broadcast, which will take place at 4 p.m. ET on several online channels.

Megadeth, Anthrax, Alice Cooper Members and More to Offer Free Online Lessons to Music Students

The post Megadeth, Anthrax, Alice Cooper Members and More to Offer Free Online Lessons to Music Students appeared first on Consequence of Sound. Megadeth bassist David Ellefson is leading a new initiative setting up free one-on-one sessions in which renowned metal artists teach and mentor music students who are stuck at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Members of Megadeth, FFDP + 40 More Artists to Live Stream Music Fundraiser

Megadeth's David Ellefson has teamed with the Grammy Music Education Coalition to host the star-studded "Oh Say Can You Stream" music benefit this Saturday (April 11). The live-streamed event will also feature appearances from members of Five Finger Death Punch ( Chris Kael), Anthrax ( Charlie Benante) and many more.

WTMusic: David Ellefson - Built On The Rock - We Talk Podcasts

On April 11th the David Ellefson Youth Music Foundation, in conjunction with the GRAMMY Music Education Coalition and their live channel, will host a live streaming event of featuring all star musicians. We urge you to check out why the event, also available on YouTube and Facebook.

I used to sit in that school in Jackson, Minnesota, in that high school, at those desks, and dream about the day that I could go hopefully be a rock star and come back into town, and that day has happened. And it’s interesting that when you go through the things you do in a band and just this ride to get to the top of your field, when you get there, it’s very different than when you thought it was when you’re trying to get there or when you had dreamed of being there. And for me, to be honored with the day is wonderful, but I don’t want it to be just a prideful moment. I’m proud of the moment, but I want it to be something where it gives me an opportunity to do something with all of the things I’ve collected in my career and give back, and that’s why I formed the David Ellefson Youth Music Foundation.

The idea was to form a non-profit that we can use to raise money to give grants, scholarships and instruments to both individual students, and school music programs. Largely in America, when budget cuts come, the music and the arts go first, and they keep the football teams and the sports, but things like music, which is also very intrinsic with mathematics and things like that, they get cut. And, to me, when they’re taking those programs away, this is what we live for, this what turns our engine on in the morning and gets us excited. So, if our music foundation can help put instruments, education, and wind in the sails of these music programs in need, then I think that’s all we can hope for.