MEGADETH bassist starts his own coffee company

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson was interviewed on a recent edition of the “Talk Toomey” podcast. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below.

Speaking about his decision to follow in the footsteps of JUDAS PRIEST, AEROSMITH drummer Joey Kramer and a few other rockers into the coffee business, Ellefson said: “I think most of my fans that I’m a huge coffee drinker, and as I go around the world, I’ve shot many videos hanging out at coffee places. It’s sort of this tireless pursuit of finding the perfect coffee bean. And it’s a fun little passion. It’s kind of ‘Where’s Waldo?’ Where’s David at the coffee place today?’ kind of thing. And a friend presented it to me. He just said, ‘Hey, I wanna make an introduction to you to Parliament Coffee Roasters,’ and out of that was born… It was kind of like the record label. I produced and developed this little female group called DOLL SKIN, and in order to sign it, I had to form an imprint [called EMP Label Group]. And it’s kind of what the coffee business is; I basically formed an imprint coffee label to work with a coffee roaster to put coffee out.”

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