Powerful new interpretation of AC/DC classic featuring Jason McMaster, Dave Lombardo and Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal
Ellefson, the eponymous solo band of Grammy-Winning Megadeth bassist and co-founder David Ellefson, release their new single “Riff Raff” today, their own interpretation of the legendary AC/DC standard. The hard-hitting track features guest appearances from Jason McMaster (Dangerous Toys), Mr Bungle, ex-Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo and Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Ex Guns n’ Roses), alongside bassist Ellefson, vocalist Thom Hazaert, and guitarist Andy Martongelli. The band recently filmed a video for the track, Directed by Hazaert and Melody Myers, set to be released on 11/13.
“Riff Raff” is available on all digital outlets now via Combat Records/earMUSIC:
The upcoming album “No Cover” will be released on November 20th via Combat Records/earMUSIC.
Produced by Ellefson and Hazaert, with additional production by guitarist Andy Martongelli and Matt LaPlant (Nonpoint, Skindred, Lil’ Jon), mixed by Alessio Garavello, and mastered by Maor Appelbaum (Faith No More), “No Cover” includes Ellefson-ized versions of 19 classic tracks from Motörhead, WASP, Def Leppard, Cheap Trick, Queen, Judas Priest, Twisted Sister, Fastway, Fight, Dead Kennedys, and more. Featuring cover art by Melody Myers (Ellefson, Altitudes and Attitude, Escape The Fate), an homage to the legendary Def Leppard debut “On Through The Night”, “No Cover” is the second release under the Ellefson banner, the follow-up to 2019’s “Sleeping Giants”, a double-disc compilation combining new tracks, with unreleased Ellefson solo, and F5 material.
Ellefson, featuring David Ellefson on bass, Vocalist Thom Hazaert, Guitarists Andy Martongelli and Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Sons of Apollo, Yes, Ex-Guns N’ Roses), and drummer Paolo Caridi, are joined on the album by a who’s who of legendary guests including Charlie Benante (Anthrax), Eddie Ojeda (Twisted Sister), Brandon Yeagley (Crobot), Dirk Verbeuren (Megadeth), Frank Hannon and Troy Lucketta (Tesla), Mark Slaughter, Jason McMaster (Dangerous Toys, ex-Watchtower, Evil United), Greg Handevidt (Kublai Khan, Ex-Megadeth), Chuck Behler (Ex-Megadeth), Gus G, John Aquilino (Icon), Doro Pesch, Dave McClain (Sacred Reich, Ex-Machine Head), Dave Alvin (White Trash), Todd Kerns (Slash & The Conspirators), Andrew Freeman (Last In Line), Jacob Bunton (Mick Mars), Al Jourgensen (Ministry), Russ Parrish (Fight), Dead By Wednesday, and more.
1. Freewheel Burning (Judas Priest) ft. Jason McMaster, Gus G, Andy James, Dave McCLain 2. Tear It Loose (Twisted Sister) ft. Eddie Ojeda, Dave McClain 3. Love Me Like A Reptile (Motorhead) ft. Doro Pesch, Greg Handevidt, Chuck Behler 4. Holiday in Cambodia (Dead Kennedys) ft. Charlie Benante, Bumblefoot 5. Rebel Yell (Billy Idol) ft. Paolo Caridi 6. Wasted (Def Leppard) ft. Frank Hannon, Jacob Bunton, Dave McClain 7. Riff Raff (AC/DC) ft. Jason McMaster (Lead Vocals), Dave Lombardo, Bumblefoot 8. Nailed To The Gun (Fight) ft. Andrew Freeman, Russ Parrish, Jimmy DeGrasso 9. Not Fragile (Bachman-Turner Overdrive) ft. John Aquilino, Paolo Caridi, Bumblefoot 10. Auf Wiedersehen (Cheap Trick) ft. Al Jourgensen, Brandon Yeagley, Charlie Benante
11. LOVE Machine (W.A.S.P.) ft. Dirk Verbeuren, Dave Alvin, Bumblefoot 12. Love Hurts (Nazareth) ft. Brandon Yeagley, Chuck Behler, Tyson Leslie 13. Eat The Rich (Krokus) ft. Jason McMaster, Dave Sharpe and Opus of Dead By Wednesday 14. Sheer Heart Attack (Queen) ft. Bumblefoot, Doro Pesch, Charlie Benante 15. Over The Mountain (Ozzy Osbourne) ft. Andrew Freeman (Lead Vocals), Bumblefoot, Jimmy DeGrasso 16. Sweet FA (Sweet) ft. Todd Kerns (Lead Vocals), Bumblefoot, Shani Kimelman 17. Beth (KISS) ft. Tyson Leslie, Bumblefoot 18. Say What You Will (Fastway) ft. Mark Slaughter, Troy Lucketta
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