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    Default MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON: How VAN HALEN's MICHAEL ANTHONY Changed My Life Read more

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    During an interview with former RIP magazine editor Lonn Friend at last month's NAMM show in Anaheim, California, MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson was asked if he has ever been able to go up to artists who influenced him and tell them how much of an inspiration they have been on him and that they are the reason he is doing what he is doing.

    "I told [former VAN HALEN bassist] Michael Anthony that," Ellefson said (see video below). "In fact, I saw him the other night at the Peavey party, and I told him… I didn't tell him last night, 'cause I've seen him over the years here. I just said, 'Look…' 'Cause he is the sweetest, nicest guy — [he's] just so cool. And I said… Not just his bass on those [classic VAN HALEN] records. His vocals… his singing… I always say… When we [MEGADETH] were writing 'Peace Sells', we were in the band room, writing 'Peace Sells', and at the end, [sings] 'Peace sells, but who's…', I immediately go, [sings higher] 'Peace sells, but who's buying.' I immediately go for that… I call it the 'Michael Anthony harmony.' 'We've gotta get the 'Michael Anthony harmony' in here.' So anytime I'm on a bandstand and there's a vocal, I'm, like, 'I'll take the Michael Anthony part.' So he's, like, defined in my book as a… basically, he's an instrumentation. So I got to tell him that. And he's very humble. But it's always nice to tell people who changed your life, to let them know what they did."
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    I've never met Mike, but I have met Ellefson, and he's a super humble guy too. He's very approachable and easy to chat with.

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    I am sure VH was in a lot of those guys minds. CANNONMOUTH yeah!

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    According to the Behind the Music deal on them, Ellefson was riffing to Running with the Devil when he first met Mustaine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elwood P. View Post
    According to the Behind the Music deal on them, Ellefson was riffing to Running with the Devil when he first met Mustaine.
    That's amazing! Running With The Devil is such a hard bass line to lay down.


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    Open E is a bitch to play.

    It is harder to play it this way, but if you wanted to, outside of four notes, you could play the entire original bass line without using your fretting hand. It's all E, A, G and D except for four F#'s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    Open E is a bitch to play.
    We "guitar players" refer to E as Fb!
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    Quote Originally Posted by I Coulda Hada VH View Post
    We "guitar players" refer to E as Fb!
    Cross thread, week delayed smartassery. I have to give you a VH Links high five. That was well done.
    Taylor Swift is nice to look at. Adele can sing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    Cross thread, week delayed smartassery. I have to give you a VH Links high five. That was well done.
    Why, thank you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by I Coulda Hada VH View Post
    We "guitar players" refer to E as Fb!
    According to Brett, you non sheet music reading, non classically trained inbred hillbillies would call it E# anyway.
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    Which reminds me, did you hear the story about the guitar player that played in tune?

    Yeah...neither did I.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    According to Brett, you non sheet music reading, non classically trained inbred hillbillies would call it E# anyway.
    E# would be F. Or maybe F#b.
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    Quote Originally Posted by I Coulda Hada VH View Post
    E# would be F. Or maybe F#b.
    I prefer to call it E#b, thank you very much.
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    When I was learning to play, "D" was the "Fly by Night" chord, Am was "Ain't talkin' bout Love" Chord, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    Which reminds me, did you hear the story about the guitar player that played in tune?

    Yeah...neither did I.
    Did you hear about the bass player that showed up on time, rehearsed his parts before going into the studio and nailed his track in one take?

    Yeah, neither did I....

 

 

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