Megadeth Bassist Reunites With Ex-Bandmate


The former Megadeth members David Ellefson and Jeff Young are set to reunite at Ultimate Jam Night, the long-running community-oriented show in residency at the famed Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California. It will hold a special tribute to the so-called “Big Four” of 1980s thrash metal — Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax on Tuesday, May 10. Fear Factory and Raven drummer Mike Heller will also make an appearance.

Former Megadeth members will once again reunite

The Whisky A Go Go concert will come four months after Ellefson and Young reunited in Los Angeles for interviews to be included in 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 also will provide narration to guide the viewer through the exploration of the late Megadeth drummer’s life.

It was previously noted that Ellefson was fired from Megadeth a year ago after sexually tinged messages and explicit video footage involving the bassist were posted on Twitter. At the time, he was accused of grooming an underage girl through videos and online messages.

He has denied the allegation and has repeatedly said the woman in question had been a willing, consenting adult at the time of their virtual sexual encounter. Ellefson accompanied his denial with an alleged screenshot of a statement from the woman with whom he was supposedly involved at the time.

The woman had admitted to recording the alleged intimate communications she had with Ellefson and called herself “naïve” for sharing them with a friend without the musician’s permission. He was in Megadeth from the band’s inception in 1983 to 2002, and again from 2010 until his latest exit.

While, Jeff Young’s entire career with Megadeth spent recording and touring in support of the band’s 1988 platinum-selling album “So Far, So Good…So What!” He grabbed the headlines in December 2009 for accusing Mustaine of, among other things, “dissing, exaggerating and just plain lying on some level about nearly every talented musician that has passed through his dysfunctional little ensemble.”