Former MORBID ANGEL drummer Tim Yeung and ex-GOD FORBID guitarist Doc Coyle paid tribute to late MEGADETH drummer Nick Menza with a performance of the MEGADETH classic "Symphony Of Destruction" during this past Tuesday's (May 24) "Ultimate Jam Night" at the world-famous Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California. They were joined by Howie Simon (guitar, vocals) and Ben White (bass). Check out video footage below (courtesy of California Rock News and Alex Kluft Photography).
Nick collapsed after suffering a heart attack after the third song of OHM:'s set on May 21 at The Baked Potato in Studio City, California and was pronounced dead upon arrival at hospital. He was 51 years old.
The Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner said Menza died of natural causes. The cause of Menza's death was listed as hypertensive and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.
Menza had reportedly dabbled with drugs in the earlier part of his career but had been completely sober for eight years.
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.
"Ultimate Jam Night", which debuted its Whisky A Go Go residency on March 29, features a wide range of music genres, a circus atmosphere, every Tuesday night at the Whisky A Go Go.
Chuck Wright, longtime bassist of QUIET RIOT, started "Ultimate Jam Night" over a year ago at Lucky Strike and has now moved it to the Whisky A Go Go. It remains a no-cover show.