Former MEGADETH members ELLEFSON, YOUNG and POLOGN will perform the entire albums “Killing Is My Business” and “So Far, So Good”
Ancient MEGADETH members David Ellefson (low) and Jeff Young (guitar) announced the first four concerts of the KINGS OF THRASH “The MEGA Years” round. They will be joined on the dates by another former MEGADETH member, Chris Poland (guitar).
THE KINGS OF THRASHwhich also includes the drummer Fred Aching as well as guitarist/singer Chaz Leonwill perform MEGADETHthe classic albums of “Killing is my business… And business is good!” and “So far so good…So what!” in their entirety.
October 12 – San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick
October 13 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
October 14 – Las Vegas, NV – Space
October 15 – West Hollywood, CA – Whiskey A Go Go
VIP packages will be available for all shows.
Tickets for all dates go on sale Friday, July 29.
As stated earlier, Ellefson and Young gathered on stage on May 10 at Ultimate jam nightthe longtime community show-in-residence at the famed Whiskey A Go Go in West Hollywood, California, as part of a special tribute to the so-called “Big Four” of 1980s thrash metal – METALLIC, MEGADETH, KILLER and ANTHRAX. The event marked the first time David and I f played MEGADETH songs together on stage from the UK rock monsters feast day August 20, 1988.
The Whiskey A Go Go concert took place four months after Ellefson and Young reunited in Los Angeles for interviews to be included in the upcoming feature documentary “It Was My Life: The Nick Menza Story”. Ellefson signed on as the film’s co-producer, and will also provide narration to guide the viewer through the exploration of the ending MEGADETH drummer’s life.
Last month, Ellefson Told The neurotic guitarist that he and Young “have been working on some new songs.”
Ellefson was fired from MEGADETH over a year ago after sexually tinged posts and explicit video footage involving the bassist was posted on Twitter.
David was in MEGADETH from the creation of the group in 1983 to 2002, then from 2010 until its last release.
In 2004, Ellefson filed an $18.5 million lawsuit against Dave Mustainealleging the MEGADETH the chef cheated him out of profits and backed out of a deal to transform Megadeth inc. to him when the band broke up in 2002. The lawsuit was ultimately dismissed and Ellefson joined MEGADETH in 2010.
Younghis entire career with MEGADETH was devoted to recording and touring to support the band’s 1988 platinum selling album “So far so good…So what!”
I f made headlines in December 2009 for accusing Mustaine to, among other things, “discuss, exaggerate and just plain lie on some level about nearly every talented musician who has come through his dysfunctional little ensemble”. He also disputed Mustainesays in an interview that YoungThe drug problem has led to MEGADETHThe 1988 Australian tour was canceled and the band “banned” from performing in the country.
Poland was a member of MEGADETH from 1984 to 1987, during which time he performed on the band’s classic albums “Killing is my business…and business is good!” and “Peace is sold… But who buys?” He is also a featured soloist on the band’s 2004 album, “The system failed”.
In 2004, Poland and/or its management and attorney have filed a lawsuit against Mustaine concerning the use of the three “Rust in Peace” demos on the reissue of the album without Chrisauthorization. Chris eventually settled for $9,500 and thus ended a professional relationship with Dave and MEGADETH.
Over the past two decades, PolandThe main musical focus of has been the fusion band OHM:who has released several full length studio albums to date.