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Former MEGADETH Members DAVID ELLEFSON And JEFF YOUNG Are Collaborating ‘On A Couple Of New Songs’

In a brand new interview with The Neurotic Guitarist carried out eventually weekend’s NAMM conference in Anaheim, California, former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson spoke about his renewed collaboration along with his ex-MEGADETH bandmate Jeff Younger. He mentioned (as transcribed by Phoosi): “I have been listening to what the followers have been requesting. He and I’ve truly been engaged on a few new songs.”

Concerning how the musical reunion between Ellefson and Younger got here collectively, David mentioned: “After we began filming the Nick Menza documentary, which was again in January, all of us got here to L.A. and filmed. And we had been sitting on the Rainbow [in West Hollywood] one night time having dinner, and Jeff goes, ‘Bear in mind these couple of riffs that I had that had been from the ‘So Far, So Good… So What!’ tour that had been gonna be hoped for to be what would change into ‘Rust In Peace’?’ After which he was out of the group by then. And as he hummed them to me, I’m going, ‘Dude, I completely bear in mind these riffs. I completely bear in mind ’em.’ And so they’re type of complicated, type of music nerdish however cool and heavy. And I’m going, ‘Oh my God. We have gotta get in a frickin’ room and work on these.’ So Mike Heller [FEAR FACTORY and RAVEN drummer], who’s a terrific producer in addition to a drummer, we have now put some tracks down. We have written songs. Now we simply must get them recorded.”

David additionally addressed the truth that he, 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 Lifeless 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 Lifeless ticket. V.I.P. cross holders could have early entrance to the occasion.

Requested if there are any “legalities” standing in the best way of Ellefson and Younger performing MEGADETH classics with out the band’s chief Dave Mustaine, David mentioned: “No, there is not. As a result of so long as you do not use somebody’s emblem or their trademark, you are effective.”

As beforehand reported, Ellefson and Younger reunited on stage on Could 10 at Final Jam Night time, 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 had performed MEGADETH songs collectively on stage because the 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 the exploration of the late MEGADETH drummer’s life.

Ellefson was fired from MEGADETH slightly 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.

In 2004, Ellefson filed an $18.5-million lawsuit towards 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 whole 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 stage about almost each proficient musician that has handed by 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.

Poland was a member of MEGADETH from 1984 to 1987, throughout which era he carried out on the band’s traditional albums “Killing Is My Enterprise… And Enterprise Is Good!” and “Peace Sells… However Who’s Shopping for?” He’s additionally a featured soloist on the group’s 2004 album, “The System Has Failed”.

Again in 2004, Poland and/or his administration and lawyer filed a lawsuit towards Mustaine relating to the usage of the three “Rust In Peace” demos on the album’s reissue with out Chris‘s permission. Chris ultimately settled for $9,500 and thereby ended an expert relationship with Dave and MEGADETH.

For the previous couple of many years, Poland‘s primary musical focus has been the fusion band OHM:, which has launched a number of full-length studio albums to this point.

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