David Ellefson and Jeff Young to play classic Megadeth albums in their entirety on tour this fall

David Ellefson (left) and Jeff Young
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Two former members of Megadeth, bass guitar player David Ellefson and electric guitar man Jeff Young, have formed a new group called the Kings of Thrash.

Under this name, Ellefson and Young – joined by drummer Fred Aching and guitarist/vocalist Chaz Leon – will perform both Megadeth's 1985 debut album, Killing is My Business…and Business is Good!, and their 1988 album, So Far, So Good…So What!, in their entirety on select dates this fall.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.