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Former MEGADETH Bassist DAVID ELLEFSON Is Now A ‘Baron Of Sealand’

Former Megadeth bassist David Ellefson has apparently been given the title of baron by Sealand.

Former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson has apparently been given the title of baron by Sealand — the smallest independent state in the world.

Where is Sealand exactly?  It’s actually a WWII defense platform off the coast of Britain, consisting of a large steel deck sitting on two concrete towers. It was seized and declared a nation by a pirate broadcaster named Roy Bates in 1967. His grandson Liam Bates currently holds the title of “Prince Of Sealand”.

To fund Sealand’s operational costs, Sealand’s online store sells t-shirts, stamps and royal titles. A lord, lady, baron or baroness peerage costs $44.99. To receive the title of sir or dame, you are required to spend $129.99.

David discussed his recent appointment in a new interview with The New York Hardcore Chronicles Live!, saying (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “Drew [Fortier, musician, filmmaker and actor], one day we were talking, and I was talking about castles across Europe. And he said, ‘Dude, you can go to Sealand’ — look it up online — ‘you can buy like a square foot of land of Sealand.’ So I became a lord, ’cause that’s what a landowner is, is a lord. And then I upgraded to becoming a baron. And then I even paid another couple of hundred bucks and became a sir. So now I’m Sir Lord Baron David Ellefson, the royal and noble title of the royal family. So I [paid] a few hundred bucks and became a sir as opposed to Paul McCartney and Elton John; they have to pay — I don’t know — a million pounds to the Queen or something to become a sir. So you can refer to me now as award-winning [film] producer Sir David Ellefson.”

Check out the full interview at this location.