“It’s not like what he said was objective”

“It’s not like what he said was objective”

Kings Of Thrash, the new group bringing together Jeff Young (guitar) and David Ellefson (bass), former members of Megadethwill release a live CD/DVD on March 24 via Cleopatra Records.

This live album, titled Best Of The West… Live At The Whiskey A Go Go, will notably feature performances of select Megadeth songs filmed in October 2022.

In a new interview with ultimate guitarthe two musicians were asked if they had received any feedback from Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine about their new band.

Young responded in part: “No, and we don’t care at all…and it’s a win-win for him. He receives money for all our publications, especially for the Best Of The West. We make him money and he has nothing to do. We play these songs because they are part of our history, the fans want to hear them and we benefit from them, just like him, so everyone wins. How could we do better than that? So if he has anything to say about that…I guess it’s not going to be very objective…and then it’s not like what he’s saying is generally objective.”

Young’s career with Megadeth was spent recording and touring in support of the 1988 album So Far, So Good…So What!. He was fired by Mustaine following a sort of personal dispute between them.

Incidentally, Young made headlines in December 2009 accusing Mustaine of having, among other things, “criticized, made exaggerated statements and simply lied to some degree about almost every talented musician who passed through his dysfunctional little band”.

For his part, Ellefson was fired from Megadeth a little over a year and a half ago after sexual messages and explicit videos were published on Twitter concerning him. He was part of Megadeth from the band’s inception in 1983 until 2002, then again from 2010 until his last departure.

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