MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson was recently asked about his take on digital music and Vinyl.
“It’s funny that all fans buy or listen to things digitally. I still buy everything — I buy everything on iTunes — ’cause I still like to have it on my phone. Usually, I listen to music when I’m flying, when I’m traveling, and then I’ll buy vinyl, just because it looks cool. But I usually don’t listen to it, ’cause I hate the way vinyl sounds. It sounds like sh*t. I never liked it. I was actually glad when digital came [around]. But I find most artists, they have still the merchandise booth, and fans go to buy things. And sometimes even if the CD and the vinyl is just a place to put a signature, it’s a great memorabilia piece to take home.”
Last year when we interviewed David, he said:
“One of the hardest things” for young artists was getting on high-profile tours. “We sign them to the label and then, if they’re really gonna sell any units — especially if they’re rock/metal bands — they have to be on the road,” he said. “They have to be touring. Then comes the next hardest part, which is, ‘How do we get a tour?’ Well, that’s why we formed the Ellefson Touring Agency, called ETA.”