Watch: DAVID ELLEFSON Celebrates Life Of Late MEGADETH Drummer NICK MENZA With Special Livestream

The lifetime of late MEGADETH drummer Nick Menza was celebrated with a particular livestream on Saturday, Might 21 on the official Nick MenzaYouTube channel.

Followers received the chance to stream the reside 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”. This included an unique listening celebration 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 hosted the reside digital occasion for the sixth anniversary of Nick‘s passing and answered viewer questions on the making of the movie. The occasion additionally featured just a few visitor musicians concerned with the writing and recording of the movie’s soundtrack. These newly written songs function beforehand recorded drum tracks by Menza and what’s recognized 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 Might 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: “After all 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… If you happen to 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 simply get an increase out of individuals and piss folks off — simply to see how far he may push it. So when he died on stage, I am not gonna lie, I used to be sort of, like, ‘Man, he freaking received away with it. He did it. He actually did it.’ And it is attention-grabbing, ‘trigger when he handed, he handed straight away. They tried to revive him, and he was gone — I imply, he was in all probability gone earlier than he hit the ground. And God bless him. That was it. Chris Poland instructed me about it, and I will not inform an excessive amount of, ‘trigger loads of the stuff’s within the film, however he instructed me the story about how they have been kicking ass and having an incredible evening and able to begin the following track, after which Nick was not there. It is an incredible 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 sort of going by that entire course of and get to the opposite facet 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 right through to the top 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 function uncommon and never-before-seen images and video footage from Nick‘s archived VHS tape assortment, personally filmed by Menza himself from 1988 by 1991. Included might be unique content material showcasing Nick working on the studio, private dwelling films, informal time and celebration time along 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 art work 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 venture he began engaged on between 2013 and 2015. Ellefson performed bass on just a few of the tracks and can also be serving because the venture’s govt producer.

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