David Ellefson

Nashville ROCKNPOD Expo / David Ellefson

David Ellefson


From humble farm roots in rural Minnesota, David Ellefson has come a long way, literally and figuratively, to conquering stages around the World as bassist of thrash metal titans MEGADETH. Revered for his unique, hard-hitting playing style, and unwavering dedication to his musical craft, Ellefson has woven a vast professional tapesty as a bassist, songwriter, record producer, clinician and author. As a member of MEGADETH, he has been awarded 10 Grammy nominations, countless gold & platinum records and toured the world for the better part of 3 decades.

In addition to Megadeth, David has lent his playing and writing abilities to several other recording and touring projects including Soulfly, F5, Temple of Brutality, Altitudes and Attitude (With Frank Bello of Anthrax) and Metal Allegiance, the “supergroup” formed by Mark Menghi with David, Mike Portnoy, and Alex Skolnick who released their eponymous debut in 2015 on Nuclear Blast.

Ellefson who holds a Bachelor’s degree in business marketing and continues to lecture on a variety of music and business related topics, has also ventured out into other related forays, as president of record label EMP Label Group (Ellefson Music Productions), and with his own coffee brand Ellefson Coffee Co.

ROCKNPOD is returning bigger and better for its third year in 2019, and have announced a partnership with PBX – Playback Independent Music Expo, to incorporate educational music business panels into their 2019 event, August 10th, 2019, including PBX Founders David Ellefson and Thom Hazaert, who have been announced as guests at ROCKNPOD 2019.

The PBX panels slated for ROCKNPOD will be announced at a future date.

Get your tickets, including VIP options,  for this awesome annual event at www.nashvillerocknpodexpo.com/ticketing

Stay On-Site at the venue and not miss a thing! Book your discounted room at the Nashville Airport Marriott at www.nashvillerocknpodexpo.com/venue