Several former members of MEGADETH, including David Ellefson, Chris Poland, Jeff Young, and Chuck Behler, are set to make appearances at the upcoming Hollywood Show scheduled for October 6-7
This iconic pop culture event will take place at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel in Burbank, California, and promises a host of exciting opportunities for fans, including photo sessions, meet-and-greet sessions, and signed memorabilia. Numerous other celebrities will also be in attendance, making it a star-studded gathering.
The Hollywood Show has been a cornerstone of pop culture since its inception in 1979 and is renowned as the premier West Coast event of its kind. It brings together actors, writers, performers, collectors, and celebrities who interact with fans, sign autographs, pose for photos, and create lasting memories. Beyond the celebrity interactions, attendees can explore an array of entertainment memorabilia brought in by dealers from across the country. From movie posters and lobby cards to photos, props, costumes, and more, there’s a chance to take home a piece of Hollywood history.
The Hollywood Show has earned a global reputation as the ultimate destination for fans to get “up close and personal” with their favorite stars. This event is owned by entertainment industry veteran David Elkouby and his wife, Ester Elkouby, with David Elkouby also being the proprietor of the iconic retail establishment, Starworld. Starworld is a treasure trove for movie memorabilia enthusiasts, offering a vast collection of posters, photos, autographs, toys, action figures, concert videos, scripts, and magazines featuring beloved stars like Michael Jackson, Marilyn Monroe, Madonna, and THE BEATLES, among countless others.
David Ellefson, a former member of MEGADETH, departed from the band over two years ago amid controversy surrounding sexually suggestive messages and explicit video footage posted on Twitter. His association with MEGADETH spanned from the band’s inception in 1983 to 2002 and then from 2010 until his most recent departure.
In 2004, Ellefson filed a substantial $18.5-million lawsuit against Dave Mustaine, the leader of MEGADETH, alleging financial discrepancies and a broken deal to transfer Megadeth Inc. to him after the band disbanded in 2002. The lawsuit was eventually dismissed, and Ellefson rejoined MEGADETH in 2010.
Jeff Young‘s tenure with MEGADETH was marked by his involvement in the recording and touring for the band’s platinum-selling 1988 album “So Far, So Good…So What!” In December 2009, he made headlines by publicly challenging Mustaine‘s statements about various musicians and disputing claims that his alleged drug problems led to the cancellation of MEGADETH‘s 1988 Australian tour.
Chris Poland served as a MEGADETH member from 1984 to 1987, contributing to the band’s acclaimed albums “Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good!” and “Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying?” He also showcased his guitar prowess on the group’s 2004 release, “The System Has Failed.” Poland‘s legal dispute with Mustaine in 2004 concerned the unauthorized use of three “Rust In Peace” demos on a reissue, resulting in a settlement.
For the past few decades, Chris Poland has dedicated his musical talents to the fusion band OHM:, which has released several full-length studio albums.
Chuck Behler, who played with MEGADETH from 1987 to 1989, is recognized for his drumming contributions to “So Far, So Good… So What!”