former Mega Individuals David Elefson (bass) and Jeff Young (guitar) playing the third show of Robbery Kings “Mega Years” Last Night Tour (Friday, October 14th) at The Space in Las Vegas, Nevada. He joined them in the party for several songs before another Mega member, Chris Poland (guitar). Fan-filmed can be watched below (Courtesy of Youtube user Timothy Rosling).
robbery kingswhich also includes the drummer Fred Ashing As well as guitarist/vocalist Chazz LyonProcedure Megaclassic albums “Killing is my business… and the work is good!” And the “So far so good so what!” in its entirety. The fan-made video is available below.
In a recent interview with Thomas S. Urwat Jr. subordinate rock interview seriesAnd the guy was asked if, Elefson And the Poland I got no reaction on the tour—whether in the form of a blessing or an angry scolding—from Mega leader Dave Mustaine. Jeff Answered (as written by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “We’re not really worried. I don’t care. I didn’t really care or follow Mega Since then, I think, I’ve heard ‘Rest in peace’ album a few times, then what you might hear on the radio or in the press.
“For us, it’s not about any malice or revenge; it’s a celebration of the music we’ve all been a part of, and that we helped create,” he explained. “It is fun for us to do that.
“People said, ‘You have to do this.’ And we said, ‘Yeah, you’re right.’ we should do this.’ It’s a win – it’s a win for us, and it’s a win [Mustaine], because any performance revenue, anything… if we include the live tracks, he’ll make money off of it. He’s promoting albums that we hope fans will come back to and buy, which puts money in his pocket. especially “Killing is my business”I think a lot of people will come back and want to rediscover this album after this tour.
For us, it’s all about positivity. guy added. “We are all in this is Moment – We live in the moment, and look no further. We do not read any of the comments on chat or any of the things. Because we know what our intention is, and intention is everything. Our intentions are positive. We like to play together. We know we make original music. We do not count on this. We don’t need to ride a poncho from this. It’s just something the fans want, and you want to give the fans what they want.”
Asked if he believed Mega deserves to be in Rock and Roll Hall of FameAnd the Jeff He said, “Well, that’s funny. I got a message from Dave Mustaine Several years ago. There is a ring on my Unlimited music [podcast] Archives are called ‘got a letter’And I read the message. I tell all the stories. So if people want to hear all the gory details, they can go find that back loop. He was thinking that they would get it [inducted into the Rock Hall] Two years [ago]. Maybe they will. He wanted me to be there. As nice as it would be to be there, I don’t think I want to share the same active space with such an individual.”
Recycle to robbery kings offers, Jeff He said, “The wonderful thing is that Elefson And the Poland And I have to go do this thing without the toxicity in the room. I mean, who could have dreamed that he would move this way? It’s just one of those things that we can’t turn down, it’s such a wonderful thing to do. This looks very good. Every time we leave the rehearsal, we just get dizzy… We didn’t have that music at the time, so we have the luxury and opportunity to play these songs years later when we’ve had all this growth as musicians and as people, it’s the coolest thing ever. I can’t believe this is even happening. I kiss the earth every day. Chris Me and my voices are on the same side of the stage, they complement each other really well.”
ElefsonAnd the guyAnd the PolandAnd the leon And the pain Rehearsals began last month in Los Angeles.
In a recent interview with yes! You can play guitar!And the Elefson mention how robbery kings They gathered together:[Jeff] And I’m fine. We used to live together a lot, because we go back to ‘So far so good so what!’ The tour, band, and crew were always sneaking around and sharing rooms together. So he and I spent a lot of time together. I played with him a lot of guitar. I learned a lot of things from him, and it was fun. Yet to connect with him all these years later… We have communicated through [making of the upcoming] Nick Menza Movie [about the late MEGADETH drummer], quite honestly. I kept in touch with him. We even froze together once in Ronnie Montrose something greeting in NAMM Several years ago. So we haven’t completely separated from each other.”
according to Elefsonidea robbery kings realized after he and guy They reunited on stage on May 10 in Ultimate Jam Night– MetallicaAnd the MegaAnd the the killer And the anthrax. The event was the first time David And the Jeff they played Mega Songs together on stage since UK rock monsters on August 20, 1988. “That generated, essentially, a program robbery kingsHe said “It was, like, ‘Wow! That was great, and that was so much fun. “
David He went on to say that he started thinking of a way to do some MegaClassic material last year. “I had this idea — and it came to me last fall,” he explained. “I was at an autograph fair on the east coast, and people were bringing me in. “Killing is my business” Score left and right. And it just reminded me, that this record must be turned on; It must be done. Such as ‘So far so good so what!’ To me, these are two of those two really special records – they didn’t go unnoticed, but they didn’t get as much bang for the buck as sell peace And the ‘Rest in peace’ And all these things. So, for me, you’ve made it my mission. I was like, You know what? Let’s unearth these things and let’s put them on stage and play them.
“[Jeff] He told me after Mega،I think he said he intentionally forgot how to play Mega songs. He just wanted to move on,” Elefson I continued. “Because when you get into the band, it’s a deep dive and heavy pressure. You really have to live that music indoors and out, day in and day out, all the time in order to really understand what it is and do it, and then when the party’s over for him, move on.
“He’s been doing tons of heavy lifting [the KINGS OF THRASH]. It really works with our singers Chazzdrummer Unique to bypass these things. even he and Chris Poland They’re working on this thing.”
David Explain that the intention behind robbery kings He is not holding on to his former bandmates.
“This is a celebration, not revenge,” he explained. “This is a good moment. This is a happy moment, to celebrate these songs and these songs and these recordings. So we just go for it with fun… It’s, like, ‘Great.'” Wouldn’t it be fun if we went out and played these recordings? We do it. So this was meant to be a celebration and to bring people together. And honestly, this has always been kind of my role in Mega. Dave [Mustaine, MEGADETH leader] I’ve always been called “ambassador”, and I’ve always been that guy, and me A.m That young man. So, like, let me just continue that role in our community and have one good will.”
Asked if there are plans to robbery kings To run more shows after the already announced dates in October, Elefson He said, “I think so. That was the whole thing – let’s show four of them, and see if anyone cares. And it seems like everyone … the phone is going off – people are calling, promoters are calling, people want to see it. It’s fun. It’s cool.” This is a deep dive into a very specific period of the band’s history and the catalog that might not be performed elsewhere. So, like, “Hey, we’re going to do that.” And we qualify. It’s fun, man. I think it’s fun.”
As for the robbery kingsAn approach to performing material that was originally written and recorded over three decades ago, Elefson He said: I have to say, man “Killing is my business”, there’s a lot of deep stuff in that record, but because of the pace and because of the speed, a lot of that kind of thing is hidden a little bit, because producing the record wasn’t very cool, because we didn’t have a lot of money to do it at the time. Now it’s live, there are some rhythmic characters and some grooves that I think come out in a lively environment like a hip. There’s kind of funk, kind of R&B to some very cool tunes.
“When we wrote those songs in particular subcutaneous skull even “Looking down at the cross”These songs were written very slowly. It was the original pace [much slower], “a statement.” So they were really cool. So one of the things we focus on is highlighting the crystallized lip groove that’s inside – because really he is there. I think our drummer Unique It helps a lot with that. I think people are going to really enjoy what they’re going to hear.”
stay robbery kings Tour date:
Oct 15 – West Hollywood, CA – Whiskey A Go Go
The Whiskey A Go Go concert came four months later Elefson And the guy They are reunited in Los Angeles for interviews to be included in the upcoming feature-length documentary This Was My Life: The Nick Menza Story. Elefson Signed as co-producer of the film, he will also provide narration to guide the viewer through an exploration of the late Mega The life of a drummer.
in June, Elefson Tell Neuro guitarist he and guy “I was working on two new songs.”
Elefson was kicked out of Mega Almost a year-and-a-half after sexually suggestive messages and explicit video footage was posted, involving a guitarist Twitter.
David was in Mega From the band’s debut in 1983 to 2002, and again from 2010 until their last exit.
In 2004, Elefson 18.5 million dollars filed a lawsuit against Dave Mustaineclaiming that Mega The boss cut it on profits and backed out of a deal to turn it over Megadeth Inc. He reached out to him when the group broke up in 2002. The lawsuit was eventually dismissed and Elefson is back Mega in 2010.
guycomplete with Mega Spent on recording and touring to support the band’s 1988 platinum album “So far so good so what!”
Jeff Made headlines in December 2009 for accusing him mustine Who, among other things, “questioned, exaggerated, and lied on some level about nearly every talented musician who’s gone through his own dysfunctional little band.” as objected mustineTo claim it in an interview guyDrug problem led to MegaThe 1988 Australian Tour was canceled and the band was “banned” from performing in the country.
Poland was a member of Mega From 1984 to 1987, during which time he sang on the band’s classic albums “Killing is my business… and the work is good!” And the “Peace sells…but who buys?” He is also the featured soloist on the group’s 2004 album, System failure.
Back in 2004, Poland and/or his administration and his attorney filed a lawsuit against him mustine Regarding the use of the three “Rest in peace” Demo on album reissue without ChrisSo. Chris She finally settled on $9,500, thus ending a professional relationship with Dave and Mega.
Over the past two decades, PolandThe main musical focus of the fusion group was ohm:which has released several full-length studio albums to date.