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DAVID ELLEFSON’s THE LUCID Bandmate DREW FORTIER Diagnosed With Testicular Cancer: ‘Check Your Balls’, He Says

THE LUCID guitarist Drew Fortier has been identified with testicular most cancers and is at the moment recovering from surgical procedure.

On Wednesday (Could 25), Fortier took to his Fb web page to share a few post-surgery images, and he included the next message: “I am alive! The info: I had most cancers in my proper testicle and had stated testicle eliminated at this time. Ready to listen to again from pathology on if it unfold however to this point so good! The tumor acquired the dimensions of a tennis ball. It was loopy. Funnily, I awakened from the anesthesia speaking about BANG TANGO. Additionally now we have a brand new E.P. from THE LUCID popping out very very quickly referred to as ‘Saddle Up And Journey’. Additionally ethical of the story: test your balls fellas!! Additionally thanks to everybody who reached out and despatched me effectively needs!! All of you’re extremely great!!!”

Along with Fortier, THE LUCID options bassist David Ellefson (ex-MEGADETH), vocalist Vinnie Dombroski (SPONGE) and drummer Mike Heller (RAVEN, FEAR FACTORY).

THE LUCID‘s self-titled debut album, was launched in October by way of SpoilerHead Data. The LP was produced by Heller and blended/mastered by Lasse Lammert.

Ellefson beforehand acknowledged in regards to the LP: “It has been an actual blast making a document with these guys and I have to say that it is refreshing to discover some new musical avenues… to step out a bit from what every of us have finished stylistically in our personal careers. There was an easy synergy that got here with creating these songs collectively which is at all times superb when working with new individuals. I am trying ahead to everybody checking it out!”

Throughout a November 2020 look on “The Chuck Schute Podcast”, Ellefson acknowledged about how he acquired concerned with THE LUCID: “Drew despatched me a monitor and stated, ‘Hey, are you able to throw a bass on right here?’ And I used to be writing a brand new ELLEFSON solo document on the time, so my studio ears had been on. I used to be plugged in and able to go. He despatched it over and I used to be, like, ‘Yeah, that is freaking cool, man.’ I would seen Drew play, I do know his BANG TANGO historical past and the opposite stuff he is finished. However this was actually cool stuff that spoke to me. After which he referred to as me up and he stated, ‘Hey, Vinnie is gonna are available and write some vocals and lyrics and lay down some tracks.’ And it became a factor.”

“I like [Vinnie]. I like SPONGE,” David continued. “He is such a rock star. He is only a cool man. And he writes such nice lyrics — very trippy lyrics. He is the kind of lyricist I would by no means labored with earlier than, so it is enjoyable with that. And Drew is a good guitar participant. Mike Heller — he is good mates with [MEGADETH drummer] Dirk Verbeuren. And Dirk‘s, like, ‘Mike‘s superior.’ They’re good mates. All of us met in L.A. We acquired the songs collectively and all of us met in L.A. in mid-July. I plugged in and banged out 10 songs in two days. And it was enjoyable. Mike was excellent within the studio; he actually is aware of his method round.”

As for THE LUCID‘s musical course, Ellefson stated: “It is cool stuff, and it’s extremely totally different. It is, clearly, not thrash steel, therefore the title LUCID. [The name] type of looks like what the music appears like.”

THE LUCID‘s beforehand introduced U.S. tour, which was speculated to happen in Could, has been postponed within the wake of Fortier‘s analysis.

Ellefson was fired from MEGADETH in Could 2021 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.

Our guitarist Drew Fortier had been identified with testicular most cancers and is at the moment recovering from surgical procedure. Learn extra under.

Posted by The Lucid on Wednesday, Could 25, 2022

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