Watch Former MEGADETH Drummer Nick Menza Play “The Conjuring”Wednesday, 18th June 2014
Former MEGADETH drummer Nick Menza has uploaded performance footage of him playing the MEGADETH classic “The Conjuring. “
Menza joined MEGADETH for the 1989 recording Rust In Peace and for the next nine years became associated with the band’s “classic” and most profitable era. Following the reissue of the entire MEGADETH catalog, Menza was invited to reunite with the band in 2004. Days after a reunion was announced, Menza was fired after rehearsals and replaced with Shawn Drover. Mustaine said that this was because Nick “just wasn’t prepared.”
Menza has been writing, recording and producing constantly but only releasing sporadic singles for years. That will all change when he opens the floodgates with the upcoming release of his memoir, Menzalife (formerly Megalife), by acclaimed writer J. Marshall Craig.
“MEGADETH was a big part of my story,” Menza said, “but it was just one part. Jeff [Craig] has got me to talk about it all!”
Menza is currently negotiating a publishing deal for the book, which will feature 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.”