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Tony Scott of the Los Angeles, California radio station KLOS 95.5 FM conducted an interview with MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson and ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello at this year’s NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show, which took place January 23-26 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. You can now watch the chat below.

ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE, the new project from Bello and Ellefson of MEGADETH, released its self-titled EP on January 14.

“Altitudes & Attitude” track listing:

01. Booze & Cigarettes
02. Tell The World
03. Here Again

The song “Booze & Cigarettes” can be streamed using the SoundCloud widget below (courtesy of RollingStone.com).

The two bassists began writing music together while traveling the world during clinics now known as “Metal Masters”.

“What started out as simple bass ideas quickly developed into some really great songs together,” says Ellefson. “Our fans would probably never suspect that a couple of metal bass players would have songs like these inside of us. It’s exciting to write melody with diversity while still pushing the limits of lead-bass playing. Frank‘s singing, and both of us playing guitars and other instruments, gave us a whole new dimension for creative opportunities.”

“We thought it would be cool to let fans hear something they wouldn’t expect from us — which is what ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE is,” adds Bello.

“Altitudes & Attitude” EP recording credits:

Frank Bello – lead vocals, electric guitar, 8-string bass guitar
David Ellefson – 4-, 5- and 8-string bass guitars, rhythm guitars
Jeff Friedl (A PERFECT CIRCLE) – drums and percussion

Special guest: Gus G. (FIREWIND, OZZY OSBOURNE) – lead guitar on “Here Again”


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