Wednesday, July 23, 2014
"Return to Hangar" Former Megadeath drummer Nick Menza says "I was standing in my front yard with my two boys and this what we saw. not sure what it is but it's totally awesome!"
Nick Menza is an American drummer best known for his work in Megadeth from 1989 to 1998, appearing on five of the band's studio albums.
As the son of jazz musician Don Menza, Nick began playing drums at the age of two, at which age he performed at his first public concert when during the intermission someone sat him down on Jack DeJohnette's drums and he proceeded to play. His influences stem from being nurtured around the tutelage of such notables as Buddy Rich, Steve Gadd, Nick Ceroli, Jeff Porcaro and Louie Bellson.
Nick Menza with Megadeath
Beginning his professional musical career at the age of 18 drumming in the band Rhoads featuring singer Kelle Rhoads, brother of the late Randy Rhoads, Nick released his first record with Rhoads called Into The Future in Europe.