Talent We Lost
R.I.P. Nick Menza (MEGADETH) – July 23rd, 1964 – May 21st, 2016
In 2014 (when he turned 50), we asked Nick what his Top Ten Metal Moments were:
1) Getting the gig in SLAYER for a week.
2) Jamming with Dave Mustaine and David Ellefson during sound check at Hammersmith Odeon in 1988 before I was asked to join MEGADETH.
3) Getting a direct phone call from Dave Mustaine telling me I got the gig.
4) Playing at Rock in Rio to over 200,000.
5) Supporting JUDAS PRIEST on the Painkiller tour.
6) Countdown To Extinction certified double platinum.
7) Sky diving.
8) Flying an airplane.
9) Opening for METALLICA for two weeks in Europe.
10) Covering “Motorbreath” with James LoMenzo
Blair Montgomery Thornton (BACHMAN-TURNER OVERDRIVE) – July 23rd, 1950
Saul “SLASH” Hudson (GUNS N’ ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER) – July 23rd, 1965
Paul Souza (MELIAH RAGE, NU80, VELVETEEN PLAYBOYS) – July 23rd, 196?
SAMMY HAGAR’s VOA – July 23rd, 1984
Sammy’s last solo album before joining VAN HALEN.
THE BLACK CROWES’ Three Snakes And One Charm – July 23rd, 1996.
ZONARIA’s Arrival Of The Red Sun – July 23rd, 2012
LEGION OF THE DAMNED’s Ravenous Plague – July 23rd, 2013
MISERY SIGNAL’s Absent Light – July 23rd, 2013
THE WINERY DOGS’ The Winery Dogs – July 23rd, 2013
BLACK TUSK’s Tend No Wounds (EP) – July 23rd, 2013
AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE’s Shoot – July 23rd, 2013
COUNTERPARTS’ The Difference Between Hell And Home – July 23rd, 2013