MEGADETH Bassist Talks About Performing With ANSELMO, KING At 'Metal Masters' Clinic (Video)

Samson, Hartke, Zoom and Best Buy have announced the third installment of Samson's "Metal Masters" series, which will be held on Thursday, April 12 at the Key Club on the famed Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, California. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m.

Having blown audiences away at "Metal Masters 2" in New York City with surprise appearances by Philip Anselmo (PANTERA, DOWN) and Scott Ian (ANTHRAX), as well as a full ANTHRAX performance, Charlie Benante and Frank Bello (both of ANTHRAX), David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Mike Portnoy (ADRENALINE MOB, ex-DREAM THEATER), Kerry King and now Dave Lombardo (both of SLAYER) are back on the West Coast with an exclusive metal experience that's bigger than ever. Artists will perform both individually and collectively, demonstrating their personal techniques and how they all come together to create the music that millions bang their heads to every day.

Tickets are available for $20 (on a first-come-first served basis) at the Key Club's box office, located at 9039 Sunset Boulevard, or via With door giveaways and surprise guests, all should purchase their tickets early for this all-ages event to witness the return of the "Metal Masters".

In a new interview with the Artisan News (see video below), Ellefson spoke about what it was like performing with Anselmo and King at last year's event. "As far as I know, Phil hadn't sung those PANTERA songs since PANTERA broke up, so for him to come out and do that was very gracious of him," he said. "And it sounded like he hadn't missed a beat; I mean, he was really just dead-on. And Kerry was thrilled. Kerry, he pulls his cards pretty close to his chest. He's not a guy who just jumps in on anything. He wants it to be right, he wants it to be special, and he really wants it to be cool. And I'm just so thrilled that he came in. Kerry played guitar in MEGADETH on our first bunch of shows back in 1984, so he and I played together, [and] it was fun to run over songs together again and just kind of have that two-dudes-in-a-room musical interaction again."


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