Nick Menza Open for Megadeth Reunion

"We'll see what happens," the drummer says.

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Former Megadeth drummer Nick Menza discussed the possibility of rejoining thrash giants, saying he is open for any possibility that might come along.

While chatting with 106.3 the Buzz, Menza was asked about Megadeth royalties he's still receiving, just to further touch on the reunion subject.

"I'm still proud of all that and that was a lot of fun," he said. "And who knows what's gonna happen in the future, people keep saying 'You're gonna get back in the band, Dave's gonna call you,' but you know what - we'll see what happens. I'm open to whatever can happen."

When asked on whether he's in touch with any of his former bandmates, the drummer named only guitarist Marty Friedman as the one he recently spoke to.

"I talked to Marty just recently, he was doing a clinic over at Musicians Institute in Hollywood and I went down there and saw him and hung out for a minute. Ellefson - I haven't spoken to him in years and Mustaine obviously, I haven't talked with him in a while, a long time."

Menza is currently in pursuit of publisher for his memoir "Nick Menza: Megalife." Written over the past 18 months, it was described by writer J. Marshall Craig as "a book about chasing the ultimate gig, the ultimate drum setup, the ultimate sound and the ultimate aliens."

Apart from spending a decade in Megadeth from 1989 to 1998, Menza briefly reunited with the band in 2004, but was fired soon afterwards, with fronmtan Dave Mustaine saying that he "just wasn't prepared."

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    Ain't gonna happen. And it'd be much better, if Marty came back. Broderick is great, but Friedman was the ultimate guitarist for Megadeth.
    Accidentally down voted you. Sorry bro, ****ing touchscreen
    Would be great if Menza and Friedman came back for a show. Nick's drumming always sounded like a reign of bullet fire.
    Mustaine wouldn't do that to Drover unless it was just for one song/set. The current Megadeth lineup is probably the most stable since the RIP era lineup and I think it will stay the same until Mustaine retires Megadeth.
    this would be the best thing that could happen to megadeth at the moment if menza were to get back in. if you watch his recent playthrough of Holy Wars on youtube, youd see hes still got the same aggressiveness, which is a hell of a lot better than Drovers sound. drovers drumming in recent albums has been sort of stale, the band would benefit from menzas style. As for marty, its a no brainer. broderick is a great guitarist, but his solos are just, meh. even for one recorded gig, Id like to see this reunion happen, but thats very unlikely.
    Agree that Menzas style is better for Megadeth and wish he could come back. As for Marty, I do not think he will at all...Marty has his solo records and career, lives in Japan, host some tv shows etc. So I don't think Marty will be joining despite many attempts from Mustaine in the past years.
    Got to chat with Menza once outside House of Blues in New Orleans. I was in my high school metal band and we gave him our crappy demo. It was awesome getting to chat with one of our idols for a few minutes.
    They should do a reunion. Marty needs to suck it up and do a few shows, it would be absolutely epic.
    I think I heard Dave tried this before, but Marty was wanting to know thing that "didn't concern him" and that Menza is using drugs, and Mustaine doesn't want to be around that, given the fact hes a recovering drug addict.
    Hard to make it happen. I'd love to see it happen but this lineup has become very solid and Mustaine doesn't have fights with any of them.
    I hate to say it Megdaeth is done, to many fails at trying to copy Metallica. stay heavy be yourself! look forward to hearing Menza's new band ATOMIC DISINTEGRATOR