Thursday, September 10, 2015

David Ellefson Performs w/ School of Rock Students + Punk band "Doll Skin" Tear up the stage!!

I don't usually do "reviews" but I couldn't let this one go.

(Full Video Below)

I had an awesome time last weekend w/ the Iconic & Incredible Musician David Ellefson from the band MEGADETH.  I also had the pleasure of watching his performance with his students from "School of Rock."  (info attached below for more info on how to enroll your kids) :)

For those of you who don't know, David Ellefson is the Bassist for the Metal band MEGADETH.  MEGADETH also happens to be my all time favorite Metal band, and was one of the first bands to get me into Heavy Metal.  A classmate in 5th grade showed me the first track on the self titled Album "So far.. So good. So what.." and I was INSTANTLY HOOKED within a minute into the first track. The exact song was then later played as the theme song at my Barmitzvah. My mom still complains about it today.

Back to the show- First off, I've never seen such a dedicated and caring Rockstar taking such pride in what he does and putting his students and fans first.  David's "kids" are extremely talented and you'd expect nothing less learning from such a well rounded musician.  It was one of many few times I got to see such young talent perform such intricate and solid live music.  

First up was the incredible Female Punk/Pop/Rock group DOLL SKIN.  These girls were mind blowing, with their SOLID stage presence, killer songs & untouchable positive energy.  From the first second these girls hit the stage I knew they were a powerful force and tight group of real close friends.  You could really feel the relationship between these sweet "Dolls", with their presence and sweet Music.  Not to mention.. the age range in the band is from 15-18!!  Mark my words guys.. these girls are leaving their mark in the Music world and will be a HUGE success.  Go check out their tunes, and show them some love.  Thank you for the amazing show, I'm honored.  I have to say, the best quality DOLL SKIN possesses is their love for music & positive attitude.  They were so thankful and loving after the show, taking time with each one of their fans and signing autographs with pride.  I definitely look forward to seeing these awesome Doll's tear up the stage again in the near future.  Keep an eye out for this powerful force DOLL SKIN.

What really topped off the night was watching Dave jump on stage with his students for a killer set of "Symphony of Destruction" by MEGADETH.  My mouth dropped when I saw them knock this iconic song out like it was no big deal.  Seeing Dave up there with his crew was priceless. I literally have no words for the set.. You'll just have to see the video for yourself. (sorry for the mono sound)

We ended the night with Dinner @Canters Deli :) Awesome convo's and silly fun times- Dave had his share of awesome stories to share along with some interesting facts about the history of MEGADETH and METALLICA.  Two of the biggest Metal bands to ever exist.

Killer Music, awesome food & new friends -That's what it's all about.




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