Ex-MEGADETH Drummer Nick Menza Claims Dave Mustaine “Blew Me Off” At NAMM

Monday, 27th January 2014

Former MEGADETH drummer Nick Menza (who was with the band from 1990’s Rust in Peace to 1997’s Cryptic Writings) posted the following message on his Facebook page:

“I had a blast at NAMM hanging with fans and old friends I also made a major mistake for trying to saying hello to Dave Mustaine at the Dean booth, [which] he totally blew me off and wouldn’t even look at me then had his hired goons / bodyguard tell me go away, pretty lame! I’m over it and life goes on!!!”

He added: “I don’t hate Dave nor was I trying to get back in the band. [I just wanted to say a] friendly hello, that’s all. Nothing more nothing less!

“I have so many other things going on right now that even if Dave asked me back in the band, I would have to turn down the offer.”

Menza is currently negotiating a publishing deal for the book, which was written over the past 18 months. It features rare and never-before-seen photos of Menza with every band he’s ever been in, including, of course, MEGADETH.

“It’s a memoir of music,” writer Craig said. “But a lot more. It’s a book about chasing the ultimate gig, the ultimate drum setup, the ultimate sound and, it will come as no surprise to Nick’s fans, the ultimate aliens, government conspiracies and anything else his muse sees fit to lay across his path.”