Former MEGADETH Members DAVID ELLEFSON, JEFF YOUNG And CHRIS POLAND To Perform ‘Thrash Classics’ At ‘Days Of The Dead’

Former MEGADETH members David Ellefson (bass),Jeff Younger (guitar) and Chris Poland (guitar) 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 will probably be open to anybody with a Days Of The Useless ticket. V.I.P. move holders could have early entrance to the occasion.

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 “Massive 4” of Eighties thrash steel — METALLICA, MEGADETH, SLAYER and ANTHRAX. The occasion marked the primary time David and Jeff had performed MEGADETH songs collectively on stage for the reason that U.Ok.’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 in addition will present narration to information the viewer by way 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 in opposition to Dave Mustaine, alleging the MEGADETH chief shortchanged him on earnings and backed out of a deal to show Megadeth Inc. over to him when the band broke up in 2002. The lawsuit was finally 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 gifted musician that has handed by way of his dysfunctional little ensemble.” He additionally disputed Mustaine‘s declare in an interview that Younger‘s drug drawback led to MEGADETH‘s 1988 Australian tour being referred to 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 basic 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 legal professional filed a lawsuit in opposition to Mustaine concerning using the three “Rust In Peace” demos on the album’s reissue with out Chris‘s permission. Chris finally settled for $9,500 and thereby ended an expert relationship with Dave and MEGADETH.

For the previous couple of a long time, Poland‘s principal musical focus has been the fusion band OHM:, which has launched a number of full-length studio albums up to now.

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Posted by Days Of The Useless on Monday, Could 30, 2022

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