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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.

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.

There is something so over-the-top iconic about the 80’s, and all the amazing Rock and Metal music that came from it. Personally, I think you’d be hard pressed to find a decade that rocked harder. And we’re truly honored to have many of the guys who made it rock so hard joining us on Saturday.”

Ellefson adds, “We’re so appreciative for all the support from our friends on the first two OH SAY CAN YOU STREAM events, Alice Cooper, Dee Snider, our partners at Cisco, Jackson Guitars, Hartke, Samson, Shure, Peterson Tuners, of course the GRAMMY MUSIC EDUCATION COALITION and so many more of our amazing friends who joined, and supported us. It’s always a great time when you can get that many friends together, all with a common goal and purpose. Not only has it given us an incredible platform to support and inspire kids around the World through music, but to bring people together in a time when I think we all so desperately need it.

 And we will continue that with THE DECADE THAT ROCKED, not only paying homage to Mark, his incomparable career, and the incredible book that it has now inspired, but to the decade that spawned not only Megadeth, but, really, all of our contemporaries. And it’s amazing to be able to get so many of us together to talk about it.”

The David Ellefson Youth Music Foundation is an affiliate of the GRAMMY Music Education Coalition, a collaborative movement whose goal is ensuring all students in public schools across America have music education. Lee Whitmore, the Coalition’s executive director, shared, “Our Coalition of supporters of public music education numbers more than 70 organizations, and the David Ellefson Youth Music Foundation joined us early on. David’s enduring support for what music does in students’ lives is unwavering. Oh Say Can You Stream has an amazing lineup. It will be awe-inspiring, supporting kids, music education, and helping provide COVID-19 relief in our communities.”


Rob Affuso (Skid Row)

Dave Alvin

Carmine Appice (Ozzy, Blue Murder, Vanilla Fudge)

Charlie Benante (Anthrax)

Bobby Blitz (Overkill)

Eric Bloom (Blue Oyster Cult)

Tommy Bolan

Steve Brown (Trixter)

Jacob Bunton (Mick Mars, Adler)

Bob Chiappardi (Concrete Marketing)

Andre Comeau (The Real World NYC)

Fred Coury (Cinderella)

Dean Davidson (Britny Fox, Blackeyed Susan)

Don Dokken (Dokken)


Tamie Downe (Faster Pussycat)

PJ Farley (Trixter)

JJ French (Twisted Sister)

John Gallagher (Raven)

Scott Ian (Anthrax)

Bruce Kulick (KISS)

Steve Lacy (FOX 5 NYC)

Jason McMaster (Dangerous Toys, Broken Teeth, Evil United)

Eddie Ojeda (Twisted Sister)

Stephen Pearcy (Ratt)

Maxine Petrucci (Madam X)

Roxy Petrucci (Vixen/Madam X)

Marky Ramone

Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme)

Jack Russell (Great White)

Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot, Whitesnake)

Mark Slaughter (Slaugher, VVI)

Michael Starr (Steel Panther)

Marc Storace (Krokus)

Michael Sweet (Stryper)

Thee RNR

Neil Thomas (White Tiger)


Eddie Trunk

Steve Whiteman (KIX)

Zakk Wylde (Ozzy, Black Label Society)

Chip Z’Nuff (Enuff Z’Nuff)


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