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DAVID ELLEFSON To Co-Host Livestream Celebrating Life Of Late MEGADETH Drummer NICK MENZA

The lifetime of late MEGADETH drummer Nick Menza might be celebrated with a particular livestream on Saturday, Could 21 at 1 p.m. PST / 4 p.m. EST / 9 p.m. GMT on the official Nick MenzaYouTube channel.

Followers will get the chance to stream the dwell occasion and get a behind-the-scenes sneak preview of the upcoming feature-length Menza documentary movie “This Was My Life: The Story Of Nick Menza”. It will embody an unique listening social gathering of the movie’s soundtrack, together with model new video content material, together with different bonus materials.

Government producer and movie director Holly Mollohan from Screaming Butterfly Leisure and documentary co-producer and Menza‘s former MEGADETH bandmate David Ellefson will host the dwell digital occasion for the sixth anniversary of Nick‘s passing and can reply viewer questions on the making of the movie. The occasion will even characteristic a number of very well-known particular thriller visitor musicians concerned with the writing and recording of the movie’s soundtrack. These newly written songs characteristic beforehand recorded drum tracks by Menza and what’s identified to be his remaining studio drum recordings.

Menza, who was a member of MEGADETH from 1989 to 1998 and appeared on 4 of the band’s studio albums, suffered a coronary heart assault and collapsed throughout a live performance with Chris Poland and Robertino “Pag” Pagliari of their band OHM: in Could 2016 on the Baked Potato in Studio Metropolis, California and was pronounced useless upon arrival on the hospital. The Los Angeles County Division of Medical Examiner-Coroner stated Menza died of hypertensive and atherosclerotic heart problems.

Ellefson mirrored on Menza‘s passing in a latest interview with The Claw’s Nook. He stated: “In fact it is unhappy when somebody leaves the planet ‘trigger we miss ’em. And I hear this footage with Nick, I see this footage, I hear interviews with him and stuff, and it is like he was sitting proper right here. So I really feel that very same factor. However how Nick died is… In case you knew Nick and also you lived on a tour bus with him, like we did, he would at all times say stuff like that: ‘Oh, I am gonna blow up on stage. I am gonna blow your minds.’ He’d say loopy stuff like ‘Jesus was a hologram.’ He would simply say shit to only get an increase out of individuals and piss individuals off — simply to see how far he might push it. So when he died on stage, I am not gonna lie, I used to be form of, like, ‘Man, he freaking received away with it. He did it. He actually did it.’ And it is fascinating, ‘trigger when he handed, he handed immediately. They tried to revive him, and he was gone — I imply, he was most likely gone earlier than he hit the ground. And God bless him. That was it. Chris Poland advised me about it, and I will not inform an excessive amount of, ‘trigger loads of the stuff’s within the film, however he advised me the story about how they have been kicking ass and having a fantastic evening and able to begin the following tune, after which Nick was not there. It is a fantastic story, and I do not wanna say actually any greater than that, as a result of the story is nice. The film is gonna be actually, actually, actually cool, and I am actually honored to be part of it and to assist inform the story of Nick‘s life and assist out the household with grieving. They’re form of going by way of that complete course of and get to the opposite aspect of it.”

“This Was My Life” would be the first-ever movie to memorialize Menza‘s legacy and rejoice his life precisely the way it was. It’s described in a press launch as “an unflinching exploration into the lifetime of some of the profitable thrash-metal drummers of all time, licensed by the Menza household. From his childhood during to the tip of his life, together with a real blow-by-blow account of the repeated failed makes an attempt of the basic ‘Rust In Peace’ lineup.”

“This Was My Life” will characteristic uncommon and never-before-seen images and video footage from Nick‘s archived VHS tape assortment, personally filmed by Menza himself from 1988 by way of 1991. Included might be unique content material showcasing Nick working on the studio, private residence films, informal time and social gathering time together with his fellow bandmembers, in addition to different well-known artists of the period that Nick toured with.

The quilt photograph for the movie was shot by Los Angeles music photographer Alex Solca and designed by Brazilian paintings designer Alcides Burn of Burn Artworks.

The “This Was My Life” soundtrack will include eight or 9 songs constructed round Nick‘s unearthed and beforehand unreleased drum riffs that Menza recorded for a challenge he began engaged on between 2013 and 2015. Ellefson performed bass on a number of of the tracks and can be serving because the challenge’s govt producer.

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