David Ellefson Remembers When Nikki Sixx Was Pronounced Dead

David Ellefson Remembers When Nikki Sixx Was Pronounced Dead

UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - OCTOBER 21: Musician David Ellefson of Megadeth performs at the Gibson Amphitheatre on October 21, 2010 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Megadeth bassist David Ellefson recalled what happened when Nikki Sixx was pronounced dead.

“I was there,” Ellefson told The Metal Voice in a new interview. “Adler and I were friends, and I didn’t really know the other guys too much. … I’d never met Nikki before. And we’re just partying, and Nikki comes busting into the room. I wanted to see if I could get some drugs off him, but he didn’t have any, so I guess they were looking for some too.”

He continued the story saying that in “the wee hours of the night, they left and went in the room next door. … I don’t know, 15 minutes later, a girl comes running, ‘Oh my God, I think he’d dead!’ You could hear the sirens. Fred looked at me and goes, ‘You got a car – get me the hell outta here.’ It was pretty hardcore stuff, man. Thank God, I really wasn’t around it; I mean, I had no part of it.”

Watch the full interview below.


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