Drummer NICK MENZA 'Doesn't Rule Out' Rejoining MEGADETH

Drummer NICK MENZA 'Doesn't Rule Out' Rejoining MEGADETH

Ex-MEGADETH drummer Nick Menza says that he "doesn't rule out" rejoining his former bandmates, explaining that his return to the group is up to MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine.

Writing on his Facebook page, Menza said: "Like I have said in the past, I don't rule out rejoining MEGADETH and the opportunity would be totally cool. I'm open to whatever could possibly happen. That's up to Dave. Right now I'm focused on writing and demoing songs with [fellow former MEGADETH members] Chris Poland [guitar] and James Lomenzo [bass]."

Menza joined MEGADETH for the 1989 recording "Rust In Peace" and for the next nine years became associated with the band's "classic" and most profitable era.

Following the reissue of the entire MEGADETH catalog, Menza was invited to reunite with the band in 2004. Days after a reunion was announced, Menza was fired after rehearsals and replaced with Shawn Drover. Dave Mustaine said that this was because Nick "just wasn't prepared."

Only hours after Drover announced his exit from MEGADETH on November 25 to "to pursue [his] own musical interests," guitarist Chris Broderick revealed he also quit the legendary metal band, saying that he was leaving the group "due to artistic and musical differences."

The as-yet-unnamed new "supergroup" featuring Poland, Menza (drums) and Lomenzo will make its first public appearance this month on the sixth episode of the brand new Internet TV program "Inside Metal" hosted by Bob Nalbandian.

Tune in on Tuesday, December 9 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. PST to listen to the world premiere of audio samples from the new band's upcoming full-length debut release.

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