Sunday, July 24, 2016

Late Megadeth drummer Nick Menza memoir due this fall

Late Megadeth drummer Nick Menza's memoir, “Megalife: Nick Menza The Book”, will be published on November 4.

Written with J. Marshall Craig, the project reportedly includes events immediately before and after Menza’s death on May 21, 2016 when he suffered a heart attack during the third song of OHM's show at The Baked Potato in Studio City, CA.

Menza played on four Megadeth studio albums, including their 1990 classic “Rust In Peace” and 1992's “Countdown To Extinction.” He exited the lineup in 1998, when knee problems and a benign tumor forced him to leave a tour in support of 1997’s “Cryptic Writings.”

A GoFundMe page has been set up to assist Menza’s children’s future education and living expenses; to date, the site has raised more than $6,000 towards a goal of $65,000.

Visit here to donate.

The County of Los Angeles Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner determined Menza passed away from hypertension and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.

The son of Buddy Rich's longtime jazz saxophonist Don Menza, Nick began his career as a session musician before he was recruited by then-Megadeth drummer Chuck Behler to serve as drum tech; after Behler left the band, leader Dave Mustaine asked Menza to join the group in 1989.

Megadeth have announced dates for a fall US tour in support of their current release, “Dystopia.”

Set to begin in Casper, WY on September 20, the 4-week run will see the thrash legends joined by Amon Amarth, Suicidal Tendencies, Metal Church and Havok.

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