David Ellefson Recalls How Nikki Sixx Changed His Life After His Near-Death Experience

Megadeth bassist David Ellefson opened up about the times when he was doing heroin with the other members of the band and revealed that Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx’s scene in the movie ‘The Dirt’ perfectly explains the effects of heroin.

It is a widely known fact that all Megadeth members were on drugs by the time when they were creating their legendary album, ‘Rust in Peace’ which was the fourth studio album and was released back on September 24, 1990. The album is regarded as one of the best thrash metal records of all time by many critics and fans and it was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance at the 33rd Grammy Awards.

As many of you know, David Ellefson is sober for three decades now and stresses the fact that drugs and alcohol were a part of his life back then due to the fact that he thought they were a part of rock and roll, however, they are not things people should consider ‘cool’ since they are seriously deadly.

During an interview with The Metal Voice back in 2019, Ellefson opened up the time when he was also partying, while Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx declared dead due to overdose. Ellefson revealed that he even asked for drugs from Nikki Sixx before the terrifying incident.

During a more recent interview with No Fuckin’ Regrets With Robb Flynn, David Ellefson revealed that the scene in which Sixx overdosed in the movie ‘The Dirt’ which is all about Mötley Crüe, is a great example of what drugs can do to a person. Ellefson sounded like it was a huge lesson for him when it comes to heroin.

Here is what Ellefson said:

Nikki Sixx did a great job with that in ‘Dirt,’ there is a great scene where he said, ‘I met the love of my life’ – there is that hot chick that walks in, and he gets heroin.

And he did a great job in that movie telling what heroin does. It’s like a devil that’s meant to get you alone because that’s when it can kill you…”

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