At The Music Zoo, all work and no play would make us a dull Zoo crew. So, we threw a massive bash on November 12th that featured none other than David Ellefson and Chris Broderick — bassist and guitarist, respectively — from Megadeth, who appeared at The Zoo HQ here in Roslyn, New York. We took over a great party space in our complex, filled it with guests and listened with awe as David and Chris demonstrated their musical brilliance on their Jackson Signature Instruments while thrashing through some classic Megadeth tunes.
November 12th also happened to be David’s 50th Birthday and we honored him with some love, appreciation and a birthday cake shaped like a Jackson David Ellefson Kelly Bird Bass.
The evening hardly stopped there… Frank Bello of Anthrax, Alex Skolnick of Testament, Ross The Boss (formerly of Manowar) and JD DeServio of Black Label Society also showed up to help David celebrate his big Five-O!
There was a meet & greet signing, a Q&A session with Chris and David, and plenty of opportunities to play some fantastic Jackson Guitars and Basses, which includes the aforementioned David Ellefson Signature Kelly Bird Bass and the Chris Broderick Soloist Guitars. In the end, we all walked away with huge appreciation of Jackson Guitars and Basses, and the dedication and musicianship of David and Chris… who happen to be two of the nicest “rock stars” you’ll ever meet.
The event space, Haute Durvó in The Music Zoo complex all decked our for the big bash.
David Ellefson and Chris Broderick performing “Holy Wars” as the crowd watches in awe.
JD DeServio (Black Label Society), Alex Skolnick (Testament) and Frank Bello (Anthrax) pose for the camera.
The Music Zoo staff, Jackson, Special Guests and the crowd all singing “Happy Birthday” to David.
All-in-all, it was an unforgetable day here at The Zoo and we sincerely thank everyone at Jackson for helping to put this bash together, the special guests for showing up and of course David and Chris for coming out and performing for the amazing crowd.
All photos taken by Tracey Ketcher