Ex-Megadeth Drummer Nick Menza Won’t Bite on Dave Mustaine’s ‘Rotten Tooth’ Comment
Former Megadeth drummer Nick Menza recently took a little bit of a jab from Dave Mustaine, but he’s not interested in starting a war of words with the Megadeth leader. In recent interview, Mustaine referred to a reunion with Menza and former guitarist Marty Friedman as putting “a rotten tooth back in your mouth.”
In his response to Mustaine’s comments, Menza took the high road and brushed off the dig. His Facebook post spells it out below:
I had my time with Dave and it was great. I don’t make it a point to bash my former band members and diminish the memories of our great times together, I have great plans in my future. i will chart my own way and not rely on any shining reunion. A chance to celebrate the great moments of the past together with our fans doesn’t appear to be in the cards.
These days Menza is working with another former Megadeth alum, James LoMenzo, on a new disc that includes a cover of Metallica‘s ‘Motorbreath.’ The drummer is also working on his biography, titled ‘Menzalife.’
In other Megadeth related news, Mustaine addressed the idea of more ‘Big 4′ shows in the future. The rare but popular package featured Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax, with the last concert featuring the ‘Big 4′ taking place Sept. 14, 2011 at Yankee Stadium in New York City.
Talking with Finland’s KAAOS TV in the video chat below, Mustaine states, “Look, I’m open to playing; I don’t really care who I play with. We had fun. I think the fans had fun. It’s important that the fans do have a good time. I have nothing against it. There’s a lot of variables, though … You have all these different camps with the ‘Big Four.’ I think that it would be great to do it some more, but there’s also the beauty of it being something special and not doing it everywhere, because the people that did get to see it got to see something really fantastic. You know, if meteors came by every single night, after a while, it’d be, like, ‘Oh, there’s another meteor.’ There’s something special about it being very rare. So I would, but it also has to work out for everybody.”
At present, the biggest thing for Megadeth is their new album. Mustaine has been coming up with ideas for the disc and the creative process is underway. For more on that, click the red button below for a full interview.
Dave Mustaine Talks to KAAOS TV
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