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Former Megadeth Drummer Nick Menza Passes Away On Stage

Former Megadeth Drummer Nick Menza has passed away on stage playing with his band, Ohm.  It was confirmed by Dave Mustaine via Twitter, saying: “TELL ME THIS ISN’T TRUE! I woke at 4AM to hear Nick Menza passed away on 5/21 playing his drums w/Ohm at the Baked Potato. #nickmenzarip.” Menza was just  51 years old.

Menza was best known for his work on the skins with Megadeth between 1989-1998. He recorded drums on four Megadeth albums, including the epic Rust In Peace album in 1990.



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  1. That is no a “confirmation” of Mustaine.

    He is asking because actually he doesn’t know if this is true.

    1. it’s a rhetorical question dude… meaning that he knows it is true but he can’t believe it !

    2. Yes. A better “confirmation” would be from someone who was actually at the concert and saw it.

  2. I loved his solid drumming style. Not too flashy and not over played. Gone too soon, I will now spend my day pissing off the neighbors playing your masterpieces. You passed doing what you loved……Rest In Peace.