Nick Menza was playing with his new band „Ohm“ im Jazz-Club Baked Potato in Los Angeles, als er beim dritten Song plötzlich am Schlagzeug zusammenbrach. Menza was 51 Years old and is said to have suffered a heart attack. His former Megadeth-colleague, Dave Mustaine, zeigte sich erschüttert.

died Former Megadeth drummer Nick Menza in appearance

Menzas Management announced loudly „Guardian“ in a statement with, dass der Drummer auf der Bühne zusammengebrochen sei. We start from a massive heart attack. Menza sei beim Eintreffen im Krankenhaus für tot erklärt worden. Menza was of 1989 to 1998 Drummer bei Megadeth, he worked on four albums of thrash-Metal-band with, thereunder „Rust in Peace“, „Countdown to Extinction“ and „Youthanasia“. Während der Tour zum Album „Cryptic Writings“ Menza got knee problems – a benign tumor, as it turned out. For the treatment had Menza, the band Leave, his replacement was the new drummer of the group. Year 2004 he was invited to a reunion, dann aber während der Proben wieder gefeuert. Er sei körperlich nicht fit genug für eine US-Tour, it was called at that time. Last year Menza joined the band Ohm, a rock-jazz fusion group, die vom ehemaligen Megadeth-Gitarristen Chris Poland gegründet wurde.

„RIP Nick Menza“ reported the club on its Facebook-Seite on Sunday. Dave Mustaine of Megadeth wrote at twitter: „Tells me, that this is not true!“ Menza had celebrated mainly in the 90s with great success Megadeth. After that, he had played with numerous other bands.

Der frühere Megadeth-Gitarrist Marty Friedman erinnerte auf facebook an Menza als „unique drummer“, but also „vertrauenswürdigen Freund, funny bandmates and loving father“.

Wir trauern mit Nick’s Freunden und seiner Familie. R.I.P. einer der besten seines Faches und für mich der beste Schlagzeuger, who played ever in Megadeth.