Former Megadeth bass guitarist David Ellefson announced in a Facebook post that he came together with his former bandmate Jeff Young for the ‘This Was My Life: The Story of Nick Menza’ documentary.
As you may remember, former Megadeth drummer Nick Menza passed away on May 21, 2016, due to heart failure while performing on the stage with his band, OHM. Dave Mustaine asked him to join Megadeth in 1989 to record the 1990 album ‘Rust in Peace.’ However, he could not perform with the band due to a health issue in 1998 and then left the band.
Mustaine asked him to join a reunion in 2004, but he was fired after the rehearsals because he wasn’t ready to perform. The documentary will focus on his legacy as one of the most influential drummers of all time. David Ellefson is also one of the co-producers of the film. It looks like the documentary will also include Menza’s former bandmates and their memories with him.
Although Jeff Young didn’t play with Menza in any of Megadeth’s albums, it is known that he was a big fan of the late drummer. Jeff Young was a Megadeth member just for two years between 1987 and 1989. He contributed to the band’s ‘So Far, So Good… So What!’ album, released in 1988.
In his Facebook post, David Ellefson announced that he came together with Jeff Young and many other friends in LA for Menza’s documentary. Ellefson revealed that they did many interviews for the film, and they shared their stories and memories of the late legendary drummer.
David Ellefson’s Facebook post read:
“It 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 film that will dive into Nick Menza’s life and legacy. It will begin with his childhood and then chronicle his musical journey. The documentary is still in progress and will be released within 2022.