MEGADETH’S DAVID ELLEFSON AND THE DAVID ELLEFSON YOUTH MUSIC FOUNDATION HOSTS “THE DECADE THAT ROCKED”, THE THIRD INSTALLMENT IN THE OH SAY CAN YOU STREAM LIVESTREAM SERIES, WITH LEGENDARY PHOTOGRAPHER MARK “WEISSGUY” WEISS
Saturday May 30th, the David Ellefson Youth Music Foundation, the nonprofit charity started by GRAMMY-winning Megadeth co-founder and bassist David Ellefson, in partnership with the GRAMMY Music Education Coalition, is proud to present THE DECADE THAT ROCKED, the third offering in their “OH SAY CAN YOU STREAM” livestream series. Once again, hosted by Ellefson and his partner, co-author, and solo band vocalist, Thom Hazaert, with legendary music photographer Mark “Weissguy” Weiss., THE DECADE THAT ROCKED will be a loving nod to all things Metal and Hard Rock, a decadent celebration of Weiss’ upcoming book, THE DECADE THAT ROCKED: THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF MARK “WEISSGUY” WEISS, available June 2nd from Insight Editions.
Weighing in at a hefty 6.1 lbs (and featuring a foreword by the “Metal God” himself Rob Halford), the book features over 400 pages of Weiss’ iconic photographs, featuring legendary artists including Motley Crue, Guns N’ Roses, Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica, Megadeth, Twisted Sister, Joan Jett, Van Halen, Aerosmith, KISS, Judas Priest, Led Zeppelin, and many more.
As one of the driving artistic forces of the 80’s, and one of its most notable “go-to” music photographers, Weiss’ resume reads like a who’s who of platinum 80’s Hard Rock, celebrated for his photographic work and creative direction on iconic covers and imaging elements for artists including Bon Jovi, Dokken, Twisted Sister, Anthrax, Suicidal Tendencies, Skid Row, Raven, W.A.S.P., and more, continuing to the present day, with artists including Gwen Stefani, Christina Aguilera, and more.
In the spirit of Weiss’ book, we present THE DECADE THAT ROCKED, featuring a studded-leather deus worthy of the Weissguy himself, including Zakk Wylde, Anthrax’s Scott Ian and Charlie Benante, Stephen Pearcy (Ratt), Marc Storace (Krokus), Mark Slaughter, JJ French (Twisted Sister), Don Dokken, Taime Downe (Faster Pussycat), Roxy Petrucci (Vixen, Madam X), Dean Davidson (Britny Fox, Blackeyed Susan), PJ Farley (Trixter), Steve Whiteman (KIX), Jack Russell (Great White), Bruce Kulick (KISS), and many more.
With the first two events, “Oh Say Can You Stream”, and “The Make-Up Test”, attracting over half a million viewers, across social media and streaming platforms, and TV and Radio simulcast, and a laundry list of some of the most notable rockers of the 80s (and today), THE DECADE THAT ROCKED is sure to live up to it’s name.
Says co-host Hazaert, “The first two OH SAY CAN YOU STREAM events were a phenomenal success, really beyond our wildest imaginations, and we were so thrilled with the outpouring of support and excitement that came with it. Since then, David and I have livestreamed several times a week, just, if anything, to try and keep people entertained, and aside from raising awareness, and funds, for the Ellefson Youth Music Foundation, and all of our work there, that’s really what these events are about. And I think, as far as entertainment goes, we are definitely going to outdo ourselves this time around.
FULL GUEST LIST
Scott Ian (Anthrax)
Charlie Benante (Anthrax)
Don Dokken (Dokken)
Tamie Downe (Faster Pussycat)
Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot, Whitesnake),
Stephen Pearcy (Ratt)
JJ French (Twisted Sister)
Jack Russell (Great White)
Jacob Bunton (Mick Mars, Adler)
Roxy Petrucci (Vixen/Madam X)
Maxine Petrucci (Madam X)
PJ Farley (Trixter)
Jason McMaster (Dangerous Toys, Broken Teeth, Evil United)
Carmine Appice (Ozzy, Blue Murder, Vanilla Fudge)
Marc Storace (Krokus)
Bruce Kulick (KISS)
John Gallagher (Raven)
Dean Davidson (Britny Fox, Blackeyed Susan)
Bob Chiappardi (Concrete Marketing)
Andre Comeau (The Real World NYC)
Fred Coury (Cinderella)
Steve Lacy (FOX 5 NYC)
Steve Whiteman (KIX)
Chip Z’Nuff (Enuff Z’Nuff)
And more TBA!