Profiles

  • Endorsements

    Dean Guitars

    Marshall Amps

    Seymour Duncan

    Cleartone Strings

    Celestion Speakers

    Zoom

    Fractal Audio Systems

    Shure

    Jim Dunlop

    Mogami Cables

    Mogami Cables

    Tone Pros

    Hercules Stands

    Mogami Cables

    Dave Mustaine

    Vital Stats

    DOB: September 13
    Birthplace: La Mesa, California
    Height: 6’
    Weight: 185 lbs.
    Eyes: Hazel
    Hair: Strawberry Blonde/Red
    Status: Married
    Siblings: Three sisters
    First Band: Panic
    Other Bands: Metallica, MD.45

    Favorites

    Band/Album: AC/DC - Let There Be Rock, Led Zeppelin - Presence
    Movie: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, Tombstone, and Casino Royale
    Meal/Food: Mexican, English Breakfast, Italian, and Sushi
    Book: "The Art of War" by Sun Tzu, my memoirs, "Dante's Inferno" by Dante Alighieri, "The Prince" by Machiavelli, and the Bible.
    Recently Read: "Killing Lincoln", "Killing Kennedy", and "Killing Jesus" by Bill O'Reilly, "Coward" by Glenn Beck, "Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior In Company and Conversation" by George Washington, "The Way Of The Peaceful Warrior" by Dan Millman, and "Zen and the Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance" by Robert M. Pirsig.
    Historical Figure: Jesus Christ, King David, King Arthur, Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday.
    Holiday: Christmas, Independence Day - July 4th, and Thanksgiving
    Megadeth solo: Holy Wars
    Venue: Nationally - Cox Arena, San Diego, California; Internationally - Buenos Aires
    TV shows: Get Smart, and the Twilight Zone (the old ones)
    Hobbies: Cars, surfing, martial art, yoga
    Cliché: "it is what it is", "a pig is a pig and that's that!", "I know, huh?"
    Guitar: My new Zero
    Sport: Mixed Martial Art
    Album cover from a band: AC/DC Let There Be Rock.
    Season: Summer
    Number: 13
    Piece of technology: My cell phone
    Vacation spot: Marbella, Spain
    Websites: Here, the MFC, and Gigantour.com.
    Christmas/holiday song: Happy Birthday
    Song from "Super Collider": Kingmaker

    Notables

    Most memorable concert: The first RIP Anniversary tour date with David Ellefson.
    What do you like to do to relax while touring: Study, focus on my health, read a lot.
    Occupation if not a musician: To teach
    Musical Influences: Jimmy Page, Brian Tatler, and Angus Young.
    First concert ever seen: KISS at Anaheim Stadium 1976
    Fondest memory: Getting my own label on Universal!
    Advice to other bands/musicians: It's easier to turn a no into a yes, than a yes into a no.
    Most memorable tour story/experience: The 'Countdown' signs in Colombia.
    Most important life lesson: Love God, family is the most important thing in life, without your fans you are nothing, and it's easier to understand than to be understood.
    Who would you want to play you in a movie? Gary Oldman except he is getting a bit too old to play a young me.
    Morning person or night owl? Night owl that stays up til morning.
    Where/when would you go in a time machine? Back to when I was four and keep my parents together.
    Who do you think Vic Rattlehead was when he was alive? What do you mean "was" alive?
    What 3 items would you want with you on a desert island other than food and water? Sunscreen, WiFi, and a helicopter.
    What is the last book you read? Hooked on Phonics for Adults.
    What is your must-have travel item when you’re on tour? ID.
    What is your favorite part of the process when you’re recording or preparing to record an album? The candy in the studios.

    Gear

    Guitars:
    Picks:
    Strings:
    • Cleartone Strings - custom gauged .011 - .054 for D tuning, .010 - .052 for E tuning
    Amps:
    Cabinets:
    Mics for Cabinets:
    Other Effects/Rack Equipment:
  • Endorsements

    Jackson

    Fractal Audio Systems

    Ernie Ball Strings

    DiMarzio Pickups

    Cakewalk

    Planet Waves

    Jim Dunlop

    Chris Broderick

    Vital Stats

    DOB: March 6
    Birthplace: Lakewood, CO
    Height: 6’1”
    Weight: 185 lbs.
    Eyes: Hazel
    Hair: Brunette
    Status: Taken
    Siblings: 5 Brothers, 2 Sisters
    First Band: Grey Haven
    Other Bands: Jag Panzer, Nevermore

    Favorites

    Band/Album: Jason Becker - "Perpetual Burn"
    Movie: Shawshank Redemption
    Meal/Food: Any/All
    Book: Dean Koontz "The Bad Place"
    Historical Figure:
    Holiday: 4th of July (Independence Day)
    Megadeth solo: Symphony Of Destruction
    Venue: Red Rocks in Colorado
    TV shows: Discovery Channel
    Hobbies: Wake Boarding, Jet Skiing, Snow Boarding, Computer circuit building.
    Cliché: Carpe Diem
    Guitar: Jackson
    Sport: Wake Bording
    Album cover from a band: The Sound of Silence- Nevermore
    Season: Summer
    Number: Φ
    Piece of technology: Phone
    Vacation spot: Lake Powell, UT
    Websites: megadeth.com.
    Christmas/holiday song: Greensleeves
    Song from "Super Collider": Kingmaker

    Notables

    Most memorable concert: Pantera at Ozzfest 2000
    What do you like to do to relax while touring: Work out
    Occupation if not a musician: Electrical Engineer
    Musical Influences: Any music that displays, emotion, creativeness and technical ability behind the art.
    First concert ever seen: Keel and Loudness '83
    Fondest memory: The first Big 4 show in Warsaw, Poland. It was new, the bands all rallied behind the idea of Thrash music, and it was incredibly huge (120,000 fans)!!!! Definitely a great memory.
    Advice to other bands/musicians: Just like any other profession, have short and long term goals and make sure that all of your band members are on board with the same ideas. You've spent time with the music, make sure to follow up with promotion and make the most of opportunities to get your self out there.
    Most memorable tour story/experience: See fondest memory Ahhahahah.
    Most important life lesson: Know your worth.
    Who would you want to play you in a movie? The Dude from The Big Lebowski, He was so laid back and I will kill to be able to just relax and enjoy the day.
    Morning person or night owl? Night owl
    Where/when would you go in a time machine? The future
    Who do you think Vic Rattlehead was when he was alive? A classified government operative sent in to clean up the big messes Ahhahahaha.
    What 3 items would you want with you on a desert island other than food and water? Electric guitar, Classical guitar, and my Girlfriend is all I would need!
    What is the last book you read? The Talent Code
    What is your must-have travel item when you’re on tour? Korg Pandora
    What is your favorite part of the process when you’re recording or preparing to record an album? Writing

    Gear

    Guitars:
    Picks:
    Strings:
    Amps:
    Cabinets:
    Other Effects/Rack Equipment:
  • Endorsements

    Jackson

    Hartke

    Samson

    Zoom

    EMG

    Shure

    Planet Waves

    Jim Dunlop

    SIT Strings

    Hipshot

    Beamz

    Providence

    David Ellefson

    Vital Stats

    DOB: November 12
    Birthplace: Jackson, MN
    Height: 5’9”
    Weight: 160 lbs.
    Eyes: Hazel
    Hair: Auburn
    Status: Married
    Children: Roman and Athena
    First Band: TOZ
    Other Bands: F5

    Favorites

    Band/Album: Kiss "Destroyer"
    Movie: The Great OZ
    Meal/Food: Italian
    Book: The Firm by John Girsham
    Historical Figure: Steve Jobs
    Holiday: Christmas
    Megadeth Solo: "Super Collider" and "Burn"
    Venue: Wherever I'm at that night!
    TV Shows: Saturday Night Live
    Hobbies: Sports with my kids, charity work
    Cliché: "it is what it is and it aint what you thought it'd be"
    Bass Guitar: Jackson Signature Concert and Kellybird basses
    Sport: Summer
    Album cover from a band: Judas Priest "Unleashed In The East"
    Season: Christmas
    Number: 2
    Piece of technology: iPhone
    Vacation Spot: Costa Rica
    Websites: www.jokesdaily.com
    Christmas/holiday song: Angels We Have Heard On High
    Song from "Super Collider": Kingmaker

    Notables

    Most memorable concert:"Rust In Peace Live"
    What do you like to do to relax while touring: Watch movies, go to the gym
    Occupation if not a musician: Communications person
    Musical Influences: KISS, Al Dimeola, Judas Priest, Stanley Clarke, AC/DC
    First concert ever seen: Kiss "Rock and Roll Over"
    Fondest memory: Watching my children grow up
    Advice to other bands/musicians: Play for the enjoyment of it....the audience can tell!
    Most memorable tour story/experience: Gigantour 2012
    Most Important Life Lesson: Keep all doors open, always.
    Who would you want to play you in a movie? Owen Wilson
    Morning person or night owl? Night owl
    Where/when would you go in a time machine? To another dimension of existence
    Who do you think Vic Rattlehead was when he was alive? A bad dude!
    What 3 items would you want with you on a desert island other than food and water? iPhone, coffee and sunscreen
    What is the last book you read? Dean Koontz
    What is your must-have travel item when you’re on tour? Laptop and iPhone
    What is your favorite part of the process when you’re recording or preparing to record an album? Trying new ideas in the studio because some of the best inspiration happens on the spot.

    Gear

    Basses:
    • Jackson David Ellefson Signature Concert Basses; four and five string
    • Jackson Signature Kelly Bird basses; four and five string
    Picks:
    Strings:
    • SIT Signature Nickel four and five string sets
    Amps:
    • 2 Hartke KILO Bass amplifiers
    Cabinets:
    • 2 Hartke HX810 HyDrive cabinets
    Mics for Cabinets & DI:
    Microphones:
    Other Effects/Rack Equipment:
  • Endorsements

    Yamaha

    Sabian Cymbals

    Gibraltar Hardware

    Vic Firth Sticks

    Evans Drumheads

    ButtKicker

    Extreme Headphones

    Shawn Drover

    Vital Stats

    DOB: May 5
    Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec
    Height: 5’11”
    Weight: 180 lbs.
    Eyes: Blue
    Hair: Brown
    Status: Married
    Siblings: 2 Brothers, 1 Sister
    First Band: Eidolon
    Other Bands: Megadeth!

    Favorites

    Band/Album:

    1. Rush - Hemispheres, Permanent Waves, Moving Pictures.
    2. Max Webster - A Million Vacations, Universal Juveniles.
    3. Black Sabbath - Sabotage, Mob Rules.
    4. Al Di Meola - Elegant Gypsy, Casino.
    5. Judas Priest - Defenders Of The Faith, Screaming for Vengeance.

    Movie: Halloween, The Omen, The Exorcist, Carrie.
    Meal/Food: Chinese, Sushi.
    Book: Ghost Rider - Neil Peart
    Historical Figure: Tim Horton
    Holiday: Christmas
    Megadeth solo: Anything by Chris Poland, Glen Drover.
    Venue: Montreal Forum (now the Bell Centre), Yankee Stadium.
    TV shows: NFL Monday Night Countdown, 30 Rock, American Horror story, That Metal Show.
    Hobbies: Golf, watching NFL football.
    Cliché: Be careful what you wish for.
    Guitar: Charvel Model 5
    Sport: Golf
    Album cover from a band: Spinal Tap - Smell the Glove.
    Season: Winter (The most Metal season)
    Number: 46,983,290,118
    Piece of technology: Laptop
    Vacation spot: Bahamas
    Websites: youtube.com.
    Christmas/holiday song: "Heavy Christmas" by 220 Volt, any Holiday tune sung by Frank Sinatra.
    Song from "Super Collider": "Built For War" and "Kingmaker"

    Notables

    Most memorable concert: Rush - Moving Pictures tour - Montreal, 1981.
    What do you like to do to relax while touring: Watch movies, read, listen to music, torture Willie Gee.
    Occupation if not a musician: Javelin catcher.
    Musical Influences: Rush, Max Webster, Al Di Meola, Jean Luc Ponty.
    First concert ever seen: Rush - Moving Pictures tour, 1981.
    Fondest memory: Beating my brother Brain at Golf while shooting 79!!! Haven't done that since-I'm lucky if I break 90 now.
    Advice to other bands/musicians: Persistence can indeed pay off, but have a backup plan. Go to College and get a degree.
    Most memorable tour story/experience: All The Big 4 shows were a great experience for me, though there are countless other great memories as well.
    Most important life lesson: You see the same people on the way up as you do on the way down. Act accordingly.
    Who would you want to play you in a movie? Jack Nicholson in "The Shining"
    Morning person or night owl? Morning person.
    Where/when would you go in a time machine? Back to 1984-1989 and stay there forever.
    Who do you think Vic Rattlehead was when he was alive? I wasn't aware that he was dead. I see him onstage every night.
    What 3 items would you want with you on a desert island other than food and water? My Golf clubs, my family and an 8-Track player.
    What is the last book you read? "The Outsider" by Jimmy Connors-My favorite tennis player and a fantastic read.
    What is your must-have travel item when you’re on tour? My Laptop.
    What is your favorite part of the process when you’re recording or preparing to record an album? The creative process of writing a new song is the most fun for me, though I like all of the recording process.

    Gear

    Drums:
    Cymbals:
    • Sabian Cymbals
    • 13" Fusion Hi-Hats
    • 16" Rock Crash HH
    • 16" Medium Thin Crash HH
    • 18" Stage Crash HHX
    • 18" Rock Crash HH
    • 19" Rock Crash HH
    • 20" Chinese AA
    • 20" Chinese HHX
    • 22" AA Metal X Ride
    Hardware:
    Heads:
    Sticks:
    Electronics:
    • 2 Tascam DA-38 Digital Tape
      Recorders (Orchestras)
    • Akai MPC 1000 Sampler