David Ellefson comments on his upcoming tour of early Megadeth material with Jeff Young and Chris Poland: “This is a celebration, not a retaliation”

Author Samuel Järvinen - 8.8.2022

Two former Megadeth musicians, David Ellefson and Jeff Young, recently decided to team up to cover the band’s early output.

The duo formed the Kings of Thrash project, which will play the band’s early material on a tour called “The MEGA Years”. The concert will also feature Chris Poland, who also played with Megadeth. The trio will cover Megadeth’s 1985 album “Killing Is My Business… and Business Is Good!” and the 1988 album “So Far, So Good… So What!”.

Now Ellefson opens up a little more about the upcoming tour on a new interview with Yes! You CAN Play Guitar!

“This is a celebration, not a retaliation. This is a good moment. This is a happy moment, to celebrate these songs and these tracks and these records. So we go at it with just fun… It’s, like, ‘Wow. Wouldn’t it be fun if we went out and played these records?’ And we’re doing it. So it’s meant to be this celebration and bringing people together. And honestly, that was kind of always my role in MegadethDave [Mustaine] always called me ‘The Ambassador’, and I was always that guy, and I am that guy. So it’s, like, let me just continue that role in our community and have one of good will.”

Check out the rest of the interview below.