Nick Menza Reveals More Details About Failed Megadeth Reunion

Megadeth 'Rust in Peace' era drummer Nick Menza gives more details about the recent failed reunion attempt in a new interview with Heavy Metal Thrash's "The Sick Room" podcast.

Menza explained his view of what happened in the interview (via a transcription by Metal Shock Finland): "I went and jammed with them for a 3 day weekend and then on the 3rd day we started to write new songs, and it was cool, they even told me that I was back in the band and to send a press release about it.

"I didn't want to say anything until I had an agreement, a contract in writing on what is going to happen and they send this ridiculous proposal which pretty much said 'You're not going to get paid until the touring', so basically I was going to be working on the new record for free, but then I had intended on leaning towards that anyway and then I thought to myself I'm not going to break, I'm not going to sell myself short for something that is going to be huge you know. They gotta realize the longevity it, and then the whole thing just became silly, I didn't even get a chance to negotiate about anything, they just cut it off and said 'that's it' and afterwards I couldn't get hold of Dave or anybody, he blocked my emails.

"We had a meeting at NAMM, the four of us got together with our old manager Ron Laffitte and started talking about touring plans and another record, Marty didn't say whether he was in the band or not, but I certainly was up for it and yeah, it all just took a turn for the worse.

"I was ready to be apart of it, I guess it just wasn't meant to be. I know Chris Adler will do a great job in the studio, but who will do these songs live?

"The reason why I refused to join Megadeth is because Dave [Mustaine] didn't show me any kind of 'love' at all, I wish I was doing it, but they didn't want to show me any contract in writing or anything, I guess it was just not meant to be."

Read more and listen to the two part interview here.

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