Megadeth - Bassist Wants To Be A Lutheran Pastor


According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Megadeth's bassist Dave Ellefson is an online student in the Specific Ministry Program at Concordia Seminary.

"Most people want to be a rock star," said Jon Bjorgaard, pastor of the Lutheran church in Scottsdale, AZ, where Ellefson and his family are congregants. "David's a rock star who wants to become a pastor."

Ellefson grew up attending Lutheran services in his native Minnesota, but when he moved to L.A. and joined Megadeth, he was lured into the rock & roll lifestyle. At 25, he entered a 12-step recovery program and reconnected with his faith. When Bjorgaard asked the rocker to start a contemporary worship service, he began performing for the church.

Ellefson commented: "For a Christmas service, I remixed some classics, not quite in a Megadeth fashion, but in a pretty heavy rock fashion. Some people want to morph things together into one, but I have a hand in both worlds. I love praise and worship music, and I love heavy metal."

Source: stltoday.com
Band profile: Megadeth
 
Posted: 29.01.2012 by Cuca Beludo


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29.01.2012 - 11:23
K†ulu
Seeker of Truth
Wow! Did not know he was a Christian. Great to hear that: good luck with the service, man! This is still very surprising and interesting...
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29.01.2012 - 11:54
LeChron James
Helvetesfossen
Huh, well there that is. Good for Dave, I guess.
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29.01.2012 - 12:08
vezzy
Stallmanite
Mr. Ellefson, you have inspired me to seek my dream of becoming a priest of the Church of the Invisible Pink Unicorn. I thank you dearly for opening my eyes.

Nah, seriously, if the guy wants to do it, leave him be.
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29.01.2012 - 12:11
Valentin B
Iconoclast
This is fucking weird and random as hell.
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29.01.2012 - 13:01
moe5512
Important news this is...
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29.01.2012 - 13:07
Zaph
The Nothingth
Aw man... I used to like this guy.
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29.01.2012 - 14:06
ZOMBIESiTellsYa
I still find it strange how he and Mustaine were able to turn around after years of witchcraft and other occult worship and become such devout Christians. Oh well, so long as they don't start praising Jesus in their songs I don't really care.
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29.01.2012 - 14:25
Xim
Rocker of Worlds
Yeah as long as Megadeth doesn't become some blatant Christian metal band I won't mind. But if you take some bible passages you can make some very metal sounding lyrics.
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29.01.2012 - 14:47
Unhealer
Eclecticist
Written by Valentin B on 29.01.2012 at 12:11

This is fucking weird and random as hell.


This world is fucking weird and random as hell
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29.01.2012 - 15:58
Arcticus
This was in Terrorizer magazine about 3 months back...
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29.01.2012 - 15:58
Carl Berg
Carl Berg
What. the. f*
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29.01.2012 - 15:58
Cryzpin
Written by Unhealer on 29.01.2012 at 14:47

This world is fucking weird and random as hell

And that make it SO interesting!
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29.01.2012 - 16:16
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
O.o
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29.01.2012 - 16:36
Unhealer
Eclecticist
Written by Cryzpin on 29.01.2012 at 15:58

Written by Unhealer on 29.01.2012 at 14:47

This world is fucking weird and random as hell

And that make it SO interesting!


My thoughts exactly
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29.01.2012 - 16:38
@gent_-_orange
Quickly scanning over the headline I thought it said Luciferian for some reason. That would have been funny if just to piss of Mustaine.
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29.01.2012 - 17:18
COLinquisition
Written by LeChron James on 29.01.2012 at 11:54

Huh, well there that is. Good for Dave, I guess.


LOL
Yea I'm not too keen on this, But I don't give a fuck about Megadeth so...
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29.01.2012 - 17:26
Apothecary
Drone Strike
Written by Xim on 29.01.2012 at 14:25

But if you take some bible passages you can make some very metal sounding lyrics.

Like Trouble
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Written by RaduP on 14.01.2016 at 02:08

So you're not actually a bearded shaman opening his third eye through music?
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29.01.2012 - 17:35
The Voyager
The Table
I don't care about his beliefs or anyone else's for that matter. Keep this stuff to yourself.
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29.01.2012 - 18:04
a MasT
Wow
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29.01.2012 - 19:20
Cynic Metalhead
Atrocious Virgin
It's because of Mr Dave's related stuff out here...so it's a big deal. Huh?!
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29.01.2012 - 19:25
RavenKing
He can do whatever he wants in his personal life and have his own convictions. I have no problem with it. However, we really don't need to know.
Personally, I don't give a fuck at this kind of detail.
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29.01.2012 - 19:35
Lethean
Account deleted
Reading this over and over to find out if I comprehend it wrong, but no the world is getting more crazy, lol !!!
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29.01.2012 - 19:39
Windrider
Der Trauerweider
What the fuck?
"he entered a 12-step recovery program and reconnected with his faith."
Sounds sick as hell. To recover from what?
I guess I dont have to like this, do I? If it comes to the question, I'll stick with catholicism anyway... They are more crude, cunning and treacherous, which is cool.
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29.01.2012 - 19:39
Lit.
Account deleted
Hmmm... I did not see that coming.
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29.01.2012 - 19:46
TrueMetalJope
Always thought religious people despise rock and metal "devil's music" being evil. Yet they in play bands of the said genres... hypocrisy I say.
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29.01.2012 - 19:53
selken
Irreligious
Written by Arcticus on 29.01.2012 at 15:58

This was in Terrorizer magazine about 3 months back...

Well, I'm not a staff member but in MS defense, you could have submitted this back then
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29.01.2012 - 20:02
I_Die_Often
LMFAO!!!!
He is from Minnesota like me, Lutherans are everywhere here!!!
Not a very devout bunch in MN for the most part I must say... go to their church, get a warm fuzzy feeling and go home, never give it a second thought until next Sunday...
...whatever Dave...
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29.01.2012 - 20:11
Fat & Sassy!
Nomcat
What do you mean, I don't believe in God?

I TALK TO HIM EVERYDAY. >:[
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Truth is not beauty
Beauty is not love
Love is not music
Music is THE BEST..." ____Frank Zappa
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29.01.2012 - 20:11
3rdWorld
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Written by Guest on 29.01.2012 at 17:43

We dont want to start hearing jesus loves u and wants to save your soul crap in new Megadeth songs

Are U fucking kidding me, what could possibly go wrong with that?? Megadave doing "O Lord O God How great thou art!!!"
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29.01.2012 - 20:31
3rdWorld
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Written by Guest on 29.01.2012 at 20:24

then that doesn't make them Megadeath., thats so "Megasave/cure".

Thats assuming if they ever were Mega-Awesome/Listenable recently. And thats a big no no.
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