Nick Menza: 'I'd Still Be in Megadeth, I Would Have Never Quit'

artist: megadeth date: 01/10/2014 category: general music news
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Nick Menza: 'I'd Still Be in Megadeth, I Would Have Never Quit'
Former Megadeth drummer Nick Menza recently expressed a desire to be known as more that just the "drummer of Megadeth," also noting his willingness to reunite with the iconic thrash act.

"I'm in the process of having a publishing deal," he told Metal Babe Mayhem blog about his "Megalife" memoir. "It's something that I've been turning away from for the past 13 years. Megadeth this, Megadeth that...

"I don't want to be the 'drummer of Megadeth' anymore. I would still be in the band," Nick added. "I would have never quit. I was fired, obviously. Dave [Mustaine] was kinda like doing a whole thing, like there will never be a reunion and all this sh-t. I'm not saying there could never be a reunion. I put the ball in his court. There is a chapter in the book about Megadeth, of course."

Further discussing what he's been up to these days, Menza noted doing a wide variety of music-related jobs, ranging from performing and recording to production and engineering. He also pointed out that in today's time, "any job you can get in the music business and get paid for is golden."

"I do a lot of music that I hate, for money, because I need to feed my kids. I have a 13-year-old, and a seven-year-old boy. And they're Black Ops leaders. I need to feed them, put clothes on them, and keep them healthy. So I do all kinds of stuff from gospel to hip-hop to metal to jazz, to whatever music I can do. It doesn't matter. Any job... I'll take it. I don't care," the drummer concluded.
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