Former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson recently joined tribute band RUST IN PEACE on stage to perform a set of MEGADETH classics
HELSTAR singer James Rivera‘s METAL ASYLUM band were performing at a New Year’s Eve party this past Saturday, December 31 at Fitzgeralds Bar & Live Music Venue in San Antonio, Texas and had invited the former MEGADETH bassist to take part. It was during the evening’s festivities that Ellefson took the stage to play a set of classics with the MEGADETH tribute band earlier in the night. You can check out video of the performances below.
The concept of METAL ASYLUM was inspired by two of Rivera’s previous endeavors; the first tribute band the singer ever created entitled “Project Rivera”, which was a tribute to classic 80’s metal, in addition to a more recent specialty show of his known as “James Rivera, A Tribute To His Metal History”. The front man has recruited several quality local Houston musicians to perform material from his own music career, in addition to fan favorites from the forerunners of classic and true metal.
David Ellefson was fired from MEGADETH in May 2021, soon after sexually based messages and explicit video footage involving the bassist and a young female fan were posted to Twitter.
Ellefson was in MEGADETH from the band’s inception in 1983 to 2002, and again from 2010 until his latest departure.