D.Michael Weeden aka Menace was born in Detroit Michigan from a well-established family of musicians. His father Paul Weeden and mother Terry Pollard are better known as the musician's musician in the field of jazz music. The both of them are written about in the history books and encyclopedias of jazz music. Menace's professional history dates back to his co-writing,guitar playing and arrangement for 'Heartbeat' by Tanna Gardner. This song was one of the biggest smash hit international disco club records described by Billboard Magazine. Impressed by his musicianship, He was hired by Madonna to play guitar in her band and record a guitar solo on the re mix version of 'Burning up'. Menace has worked with Billy Joel and appeared in his video 'Keeping the Faith' and played bass guitar with Whitney Houston and appeared in her award winning video 'The Greatest Love of All'. His solo career began in 1990 with his first album produced by Bill Laswell entitled 'Doghouse' on the JumpStreet record label in the USA and Europe. His next two albums where released on the P-vine / Polygram record label in Japan. In 1994 'The Life and Times of One Chocolate Baby' and in 1998 'La Mancha Negra'. In 2004 his fourth solo album, 'The Funkillium Trilogy' was released on the French record label New Power Soul Records and distributed in France and Europe. Throughout the years in between solo album projects, Menace has worked for or with and produced many well established artist as Bill Laswell / Maceo Parker / George Clinton / Doug Winbush / Marcus Miller / Amp Fiddler / Jerome Bailey / Don Blackman / Addie Brik / Vernon Reid / Verbalisious / Corinne Bailey Rae / Bootsy Collins / Bernie Worwell / / April Weeden / Africa Bambatta / Muzz Skillings / Baby Paul / Moni Love / Doug E Fresh / La Toya Jackson / Kym Mazelle / Noel Reading / Billy Cox / Keith La Blanc / Juliet Roberts / JC001 / Keizah Jones / Sabina / Alexander O'Neil / Rebeka Dremelj /Eternal / Liberty X / Jill Jones / Sarah Christian / Nea aka Linnéa / Prince, Kid Creeo & the Coconuts, Lenny Kravitz, George Clinton and the P-funk all-stars, Nona Hendrix, Phyllis Hyman, Wyclef Jean and many others. Menace has a new album to be released this Summer 2010 under his alias as Zane Michaels on EMI/Babysaures Records Label. Menace is curently touring and living Tri-coastal. Shanghai China, UK. and New york City.