|Steve Bailey jamming with Dave Ellefson.|
Yesterday I photographed Berklee's Bass Department chair Steve Bailey interview Dave Ellefson in a clinic called "Shredding Like A Rock Star, on and off Stage."
Megadeth. I don't know them...except the riff used during MTV News in the 90s (Randy reminded me of that...I probably wouldn't have known). I grew up on REM. I grew up on Guns N Roses and NKOTB. I grew up on bad country and the Beatles. Led Zeppelin and the Spin Doctors. The closest I got to Megadeth was Poison... and that's probably an insult. But I don't really even know.
So, yesterday I showed up for a clinic at Berklee to shoot .... without knowing who I was shooting. When I heard the word Megadeth I texted my husband "I'm about to photographed the shredder from Megadeth." What I didn't know is that implies a different man than Dave Ellefson. I guess that implies the other Dave from Megadeth, so when I sent over a pic I got a very disappointed reply.... Still cool ... just not AS cool as if I had photographed the other Dave.
This Dave, Dave Ellefson, was pretty awesome. I always enjoy shooting at Berklee... it's like I'm getting snippets of a free education on various topics, like to how to be a rock star, how to be persistant, how to remain driven, how to go for it... recognize your passion, make it your craft, perfect it and DO it. It's pretty inspiring.
|Dave Ellefson jamming with Steve Bailey at Berklee.|
|Megadeth's Dave Ellefson talking about staying sober.|
|Dave Ellefson talking with Steve Bailey at the shredding clinic at Berklee.|
|Berklee's Bass Department chair Steve Bailey.|
|Dave Ellefson talking to Berklee Students at David Friend Recital Hall.|
|Dave Ellefson and Steve Bailey|
|Dave Ellefson signing old 8x10 glossy prints of him on stage with Megadeth.|
|Dave Ellefson posing with a Berklee student after the shredding clinic.|