Recent Grammy winner and current Megadeth bassist David Ellefson was inducted into the ‘Iowa Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame’ over the weekend in Okoboji, Iowa courtesy of the Iowa Rock ‘N’ Roll Music Association. Ellefson was recognized for his hard work as a recording artist, performer, producer, writer and entrepreneur as well as his work with EMP Label Group, Ellefson Coffee Co., ETA (Efflefson Touring Agency and just recently re-launched Combat Records.
“Growing up in Jackson, which is right on the border with Iowa, I spent as much time in Iowa, as I did in Minnesota,” Ellefson said. “My mom was from Iowa, and really, so much of my life growing up was here. The Iowa circuit is where I really cut my teeth as a musician, before moving to LA and joining Megadeth, and it’s such an amazing honor to be recognized with the Iowa RNRHOF Class of 2018. After the Grammy win for Dystopia, it was really a cherry on top, to be recognized by my peers, and the great people back home, and to get to come back and participate in this amazing weekend.”
The induction also had Ellefson’s exhibit on display in the Museum of the hall feauturing one of Ellefson’s personal Jackson Kelly Bird signature basses. Lastly the weekend wrapped up with an all star jam in which Ellefson took part of along with the rest of the 2018 inductees. In the meantime it has been said Megadeth’s new record will be among of it’s heaviest and will feature former Soilwork drummer Dirk behind the kit for the first time recording.