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Megadeth's Dave Mustaine On Emotional Tribute To Nick Menza

06/14/2016
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(Classic Rock) Dave Mustaine says he cried onstage while performing a Megadeth song he dedicated to late former drummer Nick Menza on their last tour. The frontman describes his tears during the set as "heavy," adding that he never truly realized how much he loved his former bandmate after their dispute over the failed Rust In Peace reunion.

He tells Kerrang: "The craziest thing was, when we dedicated a song to Nick on the last tour, I got about halfway through the song and I couldn't sing anymore - I just started crying. I turned around and I stood next to the drum riser with my back turned, because I didn't want anybody to see me. But it was heavy."

He continues: "With all the stuff that was going on at the end, with Nick talking about me in the press and stuff like that, I had no idea how much I really, really love him. That was what was evident when I sang about him.

"That's the Nick I'll always remember - the guy that made me smile, that made me happy and was a little bit of an annoyance, but somebody that I'll always love." Read more here.

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