Former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson is mourning the demise of his cat Percy.
On social media, the 57-year-old musician mentioned Percy died earlier at the moment.
“It is with deep unhappiness and a heavy coronary heart that we are saying goodbye to our beautiful kitty Percy, who handed at 6:20am at the moment from kidney failure,” David wrote. “He was my little sidekick and finest pal. He was a rescue kitty from only a few days outdated as we welcomed him into our household, and acquired to get pleasure from virtually 16 years collectively earlier than his passing. We’re simply gutted with this loss to our household….he really was our ‘Fifth Beatle’.”
Ellefson was fired from MEGADETH a little bit over a yr in the past after sexually tinged messages and specific 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.
As beforehand reported, Ellefson and former MEGADETH guitarist Jeff 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 “Huge 4” of Nineteen Eighties thrash metallic — METALLICA, MEGADETH, SLAYER and ANTHRAX. The occasion marked the primary time David and Jeff had performed MEGADETH songs collectively on stage because the U.Okay.’s Monsters Of Rock pageant 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.
Earlier this month, Ellefson advised The Neurotic Guitarist that he and Younger “have been engaged on a few new songs.”
Ellefson, Younger and one other former MEGADETH guitarist, Chris Poland, will carry out “a really particular set of thrash classics” on the fall 2022 version of the Days Of The Useless horror and popular culture conference, set to happen November 18-20 at Crowne Plaza O’Hare in Rosemont, Illinois. The “Days Of The Deth” efficiency on Saturday, November 19 can be open to anybody with a Days Of The Useless ticket. V.I.P. move holders may have early entrance to the occasion.
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.
It is with deep unhappiness and a heavy coronary heart that we are saying goodbye to our beautiful kitty Percy, who handed at 6:20am at the moment from…
Posted by David Ellefson on Monday, June 20, 2022