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Former MEGADETH Members DAVID ELLEFSON And JEFF YOUNG Reunite For NICK MENZA Project

David Ellefson is the co-producer of the project and will also be the narrator in the documentary on late Megadeth drummer Nick Menza.

Former MEGADETH members David Ellefson (bass) and Jeff Young (guitar) recently reunited to do some interviews for the upcoming feature-length documentary “This Was My Life: The Story Of Nick Menza”.

Ellefson is the co-producer of the project, and will also be the narrator in the documentary on the late drummer.

On Sunday (January 16), Ellefson shared photos of him with Young via social media, including the following message: “Was great to connect with Jeff Young this week while in LA doing interviews for the ‘This Was My Life: The Story Of Nick Menza’ documentary. Also many other friends, Mega staff and crew from over the years who gladly came together to share stories and fond memories of our beloved Nick.”

“This Was My Life” will be the first-ever film to memorialize Menza’s legacy and celebrate his life exactly how it was. It is described in a press release as “an unflinching exploration into the life of one of the most successful thrash-metal drummers of all time, authorized by the Menza family. From his childhood all the way through to the end of his life including a true blow-by-blow account of the repeated failed attempts of the classic ‘Rust In Peace’ lineup.”

“This Was My Life” will feature rare and never-before-seen photos and video footage from Nick’s archived VHS tape collection, personally filmed by Menza himself from 1988 through 1991. Included will be exclusive content showcasing Nick working at the studio, personal home movies, casual time and party time with his fellow bandmembers, as well as other well-known artists of the era that Nick toured with. A screenshot from the film was recently released that featured an interview with former LAMB OF GOD/MEGADETH drummer Chris Adler.

Nick Menza passed away on the evening of May 21, 2016, after suffering a heart attack during a concert with his band OHM: at The Baked Potato in Studio City, California. Nick was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital. The official cause of death was reported to be hypertensive and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.