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

In a model new interview with The Neurotic Guitarist carried out ultimately weekend’s NAMM convention in Anaheim, California, former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson spoke about his renewed collaboration alongside along with his ex-MEGADETH bandmate Jeff Youthful. He talked about (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “I’ve been listening to what the followers have been requesting. He and I’ve really been engaged on a couple of new songs.”

Regarding how the musical reunion between Ellefson and Youthful received right here collectively, David talked about: “After we started filming the Nick Menza documentary, which was once more in January, all of us received right here to L.A. and filmed. And we had been sitting on the Rainbow [in West Hollywood] one evening time having dinner, and Jeff goes, ‘Keep 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 become ‘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 utterly keep in mind these riffs. I utterly keep in mind ’em.’ And in order that they’re sort of difficult, sort of music nerdish nonetheless cool and heavy. And I’m going, ‘Oh my God. We’ve gotta get in a frickin’ room and work on these.’ So Mike Heller [FEAR FACTORY and RAVEN drummer], who’s a terrific producer along with a drummer, we have now now put some tracks down. We’ve written songs. Now we merely should get them recorded.”

David moreover addressed the reality that he, Youthful and one different former MEGADETH guitarist, Chris Poland, will perform “a extremely specific set of thrash classics” on the autumn 2022 model of the Days Of The Lifeless horror and widespread tradition convention, set to occur November 18-20 at Crowne Plaza O’Hare in Rosemont, Illinois. The “Days Of The Deth” effectivity on Saturday, November 19 may be open to anyone with a Days Of The Lifeless ticket. V.I.P. cross holders may have early entrance to the event.

Requested if there are any “legalities” standing in the easiest way of Ellefson and Youthful performing MEGADETH classics with out the band’s chief Dave Mustaine, David talked about: “No, there may be not. Because of as long as you don’t use anyone’s emblem or their trademark, you might be efficient.”

As beforehand reported, Ellefson and Youthful reunited on stage on May 10 at Last Jam Night time time, the long-running community-oriented current in residency on the famed Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California, as part of a selected tribute to the so-called “Giant 4” of Eighties thrash metallic — METALLICA, MEGADETH, SLAYER and ANTHRAX. The event marked the first time David and Jeff had carried out MEGADETH songs collectively on stage as a result of the U.Okay.’s Monsters Of Rock competitors on August 20, 1988.

The Whisky A Go Go stay efficiency received right here 4 months after Ellefson and Youthful reunited in Los Angeles for interviews to be included inside the upcoming feature-length documentary “This Was My Life: The Story Of Nick Menza”. Ellefson has signed on as a co-producer of the film, and likewise will current narration to info the viewer by the exploration of the late MEGADETH drummer’s life.

Ellefson was fired from MEGADETH barely over a yr up to now after sexually tinged messages and particular video footage involving the bassist had been posted on Twitter.

David was in MEGADETH from the band’s inception in 1983 to 2002, and as soon as extra from 2010 until his latest exit.

In 2004, Ellefson filed an $18.5-million lawsuit in direction of Mustaine, alleging the MEGADETH chief shortchanged him on earnings and backed out of a deal to indicate Megadeth Inc. over to him when the band broke up in 2002. The lawsuit was in the end dismissed and Ellefson rejoined MEGADETH in 2010.

Youthful‘s entire occupation with MEGADETH was spent recording and touring in help 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 totally different points, “dissing, exaggerating and easily plain lying on some stage about virtually every proficient musician that has handed by his dysfunctional little ensemble.” He moreover disputed Mustaine‘s declare in an interview that Youthful‘s drug draw back led to MEGADETH‘s 1988 Australian tour being referred to as off and the group being “banned” from performing inside the nation.

Poland was a member of MEGADETH from 1984 to 1987, all through which period he carried out on the band’s conventional albums “Killing Is My Enterprise… And Enterprise Is Good!” and “Peace Sells… Nevertheless Who’s Searching for?” He’s moreover a featured soloist on the group’s 2004 album, “The System Has Failed”.

Once more in 2004, Poland and/or his administration and lawyer filed a lawsuit in direction of Mustaine referring to the utilization of the three “Rust In Peace” demos on the album’s reissue with out Chris‘s permission. Chris in the end settled for $9,500 and thereby ended an knowledgeable relationship with Dave and MEGADETH.

For the last few a few years, Poland‘s main musical focus has been the fusion band OHM:, which has launched numerous full-length studio albums thus far.

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Posted by Days Of The Lifeless on Monday, May 30, 2022

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