Post Malone and his dad Rich Post dropped by David Ellefson of Megadeth’s More Nights With DE/TH livestream with Thom Hazaert. The hour-plus chat included discussions about metal, mutual admiration, and Ellefson’s recently released cover of Post Malone’s track “Over Now”.
Post, a known metal fan and admitted Megadeth diehand (who actually sports a SO FAR, SO GOOD, SO WHAT tattoo that he showed off during the livestream), Ellefson, and Hazaert had a lot to talk about. They covered topics including Megadeth, living in Utah, Metallica, working with Ozzy, playing guitar, touring the world, beer pong, and future collaborations. The conversation also included discussion about Ellefson’s eponymous solo band (also featuring Hazaert and former Guns N’ Roses guitarist/ASIA vocalist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal) and their recently released cover of Post’s ‘Beerbongs and Bentleys’ track “Over Now”. The cover is currently in its second week in the Billboard Rock radio charts, which Post proclaimed was “fucking awesome”.
The chat with Post was preceded by an over 30 minute conversation with his dad Rich Post, who is also a diehard Megadeth fan. The trio discussed Rich’s metal fandom, the Cowboys, supporting your kids’ artistic pursuits, and the organic beginnings of Post’s career.
About Post’s career, his dad Rich Post stated:
“I’ve always been shilling for my kid. To everyone at work, I’m like, “Hey check this out, Austin did it”. So, it might get 500 views. And I’m like 500 views, wow, 500 people are listening to my kid. And then “White Iverson” came out, with the help of Wiz Khalifa, and some other folks in Dallas, a guy named Greg Mason, they tweeted it out, and next thing you know it’s got 1000 views. And then I said, wouldn’t it be great if it got to 5000 views. And I woke up the next morning, and it was at 100,000. And then it’s been a sprint to keep up with it for the last 5 years. He was opening for Fetty Wap, then Bieber. I can’t keep up with it. But I’m hoping that he opens up for you guys someday, then I’ll know he really made it.”
Also announced during the livestream, an upcoming limited edition yellow vinyl LP single of “Over Now” is available for pre-order from Combat Records. It will feature a B-side remix by legendary producer Randy Burns, who produced Megadeth’s seminal LP ‘Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying’.