Megadeth Post Gigantour Backstage Footage from New York City Stop


Story by Charles Ken

Megadeth bass player juggles touring with studying to be a Lutheran minister

Megadeth are currently out on the 2012 Gigantour alongside Motorhead, Lacuna Coil and Volbeat, and the legendary thrash-metal band have posted a new video from their Jan. 28 tour stop in at New York City’s the Theater at Madison Square Garden. The clip, which you can watch below, is hosted by none other than Megadeth bass player David Ellefson.

Ellefson recently created a big buzz in the metal community with the news that he’s studying to become a Lutheran minister. In a profile from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the bass player disclosed that he’s an online student at St. Louis’s Concordia Seminary, working under the school’s Specific Ministry Program.

Those who know Ellefson from his childhood days aren’t shocked by the move, since Ellefson was extremely devoted while attending his Minnesota Lutheran church. “I came from a good family, not a broken home,” Ellefson told the Post-Dispatch. “That became a model for me, and I saw church at center of it.”

With the Gigantour in full swing, Ellefson is under no illusion about how difficult it will be to balance school and a packed touring schedule, but attending school online is saving him. “It makes higher education possible for me,” he said. “As a guy my age, to be involved in any kind of higher learning is a great thing. And so far, it’s worked.”

Ellefson added that his commitment to Christianity doesn’t mean he’s getting soft when it comes to heavy metal music. “Some people want to morph things together into one, but I have a hand in both worlds,” he said. “I love praise and worship music, and I love heavy metal.”

Watch Megadeth’s Gigantour Backstage Video from New York City:




Posted by Charles Ken | Metal, Music, Rock News

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