DAVID ELLEFSON: ‘It Was Fun To Play’ MEGADETH Songs With JEFF YOUNG Again

In a latest Cameo video message requested by a fan, former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson was requested in regards to the lyrical inspiration for the songs “502” and “Liar” from the band’s third album, 1988’s “So Far, So Good… So What!” He responded (as transcribed by Phoosi): “‘502’ is the California code for driving underneath the affect. [Laughs] So hearken to it now with that, and it will all make sense. ‘Liar’, nicely… whereas I helped write among the music, I didn’t write the lyric for it, so that you’d should ask the creator of the lyrics about that. Nevertheless it is likely one of the cool tunes on the document. In actual fact, it is humorous how ‘So Far, So Good… So What!’ is likely one of the… it is sort of one of many cool information that was a little bit of a… whereas it had large mainstream success in its day, it is sort of been one of many cult basic information of the catalog. And it was enjoyable to play some stuff with [former MEGADETH guitarist] Jeff Younger the opposite evening in Hollywood from it. And [I’ll] hopefully do extra of that sort of stuff. It is a document I hadn’t listened to that a lot in recent times, and I’ve sort of gone again into the catalog and revisited a few issues, like ‘Youthanasia’ and ‘So Far, So Good… So What!’, and I actually, actually like ’em. So, it is sort of enjoyable to simply revisit a few of your personal materials through the years. I did a whole lot of writing on that document as nicely. It is sort of a particular place for me.”

As beforehand reported, Ellefson and Younger reunited on stage on Could 10 at Final Jam Evening, the long-running community-oriented present in residency on the famed Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California, as a part of a particular tribute to the so-called “Large 4” of Eighties thrash metallic — METALLICA, MEGADETH, SLAYER and ANTHRAX. The occasion marked the primary time David and Jeff have performed MEGADETH songs collectively on stage for the reason that U.Ok.’s Monsters Of Rock competition on August 20, 1988.

The Whisky A Go Go live performance got here 4 months after Ellefson and Younger reunited in Los Angeles for interviews to be included within the upcoming feature-length documentary “This Was My Life: The Story Of Nick Menza”. Ellefson has signed on as a co-producer of the movie, and likewise will present narration to information the viewer by means of the exploration of the late MEGADETH drummer’s life.

Ellefson was fired from MEGADETH a 12 months in the past after sexually tinged messages and express video footage involving the bassist had been posted on Twitter.

David was in MEGADETH from the band’s inception in 1983 to 2002, and once more from 2010 till his newest exit.

In 2004, Ellefson filed an $18.5-million lawsuit towards Dave Mustaine, alleging the MEGADETH chief shortchanged him on income and backed out of a deal to show Megadeth Inc. over to him when the band broke up in 2002. The lawsuit was ultimately dismissed and Ellefson rejoined MEGADETH in 2010.

Younger‘s total profession with MEGADETH was spent recording and touring in assist of the band’s 1988 platinum-selling album “So Far, So Good…So What!”

Jeff made headlines in December 2009 for accusing Mustaine of, amongst different issues, “dissing, exaggerating and simply plain mendacity on some degree about practically each proficient musician that has handed by means of his dysfunctional little ensemble.” He additionally disputed Mustaine‘s declare in an interview that Younger‘s drug downside led to MEGADETH‘s 1988 Australian tour being known as off and the group being “banned” from performing within the nation.

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