David Ellefson (Megadeth) Inducted Into Iowa Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall Of Fame

David Ellefson (Megadeth) was inducted into the Iowa Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall Of Fame during a ceremony in Okoboji, Iowa on Sunday (September 2). The honor was presented by the Iowa Rock ‘N’ Roll Music Association in the “individual artist” category for his achievements as a recording artist, performer, producer, writer, and entrepreneur, as well as his work with EMP Label Group, Ellefson Coffee Co., ETA (Ellefson Touring Agency), and Combat Records. A permanent Ellefson exhibit, featuring one of his Jackson Kelly Bird signature basses, will be on display in the Iowa Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall Of Fame Museum, in Arnold’s Park, Iowa. The bassist commented:

“Growing up in Jackson [Minnesota], which is right on the border with Iowa, I spent as much time in Iowa, as I did in Minnesota,” Ellefson says. “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 L.A. and joining MEGADETH, and it’s such an amazing honor to be recognized with the Iowa Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall Of Fame 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.”

[via Blabbermouth]

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