Nick Menza: 'Current Megadeth Lineup Lacks Energy'

artist: Megadeth date: 02/18/2014 category: general music news
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Nick Menza: 'Current Megadeth Lineup Lacks Energy'
Former Megadeth drummer Nick Menza recently discussed the band's current lineup, describing it as energy-lacking.

Asked by Metal Wani on whether he still sees the same passion during Megadeth shows, Nick replied: "No, I hate to react those guys and say that they aren't any good, but they're just lacking the energy sense of it. They're lacking that over-the-top pump that they used to have.

"They're good, I mean, I've seen them play a few times in concert and I was just like 'Heh, whatever,'" the drummer continued. "It's kinda weird when you go see a band you've played with in over ten years and then you see somebody else play out there, it's like watching somebody bang your ex-girlfriend, you know, I mean like 'Hey dude, that's not how you do it' [laughs] 'You do it like this, bro.' It's just not happening."

Menza then focused on his brief 2004 stint with the band, addressing Dave Mustaine's statement that he "wasn't ready" to perform. "Yup. That's what he said," Nick explained. "But, you know, who's ready? I'm totally ready. I'm kinda like, for some reason it didn't work out. He told me 'dude you are fired.'

"He came up three days before the first show, Shawn Drover, and they had like three days before the first gig. C'mon, nobody comes up three days before a show. His brother was already the guitar player playing with us at the time, Glen Drover. So they were the two brothers, and you know, whatever. S--t happens. You know, I always say everything happens the way it's supposed to and, it's all good. I don't have any hard feelings towards Dave or the guys. If something came about, in the future, for a reunion - I'm totally down to do something. Just for the fans."

Nick concluded the chat by noting that "anything could happen" as far as his reunion with Megadeth goes. Asked if he's up for it any moment, he added, "[pause] Any moment."
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