Nick Menza

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Nick Menza
Born(1964-07-23)July 23, 1964
Munich, West Germany
DiedMay 21, 2016(2016-05-21) (aged 51)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
GenresHeavy metal, hard rock, thrash metal
OccupationsMusician, songwriter
InstrumentsDrums, vocals, percussion, guitar, bass, keyboards
Years active1981–2016
LabelsCapital, Combat, Shrapnel, EMI Music Greece
Associated actsMegadeth, Marty Friedman, Memorain, Anthony Gallo, Christian Nesmith, SIN 34, Orphaned to Hatred, Chris Poland, OHM, Warrior

Nick Menza (July 23, 1964 – May 21, 2016) was a German-born American professional drummer and songwriter. He was best known for his work in Megadeth from 1989 to 1998 and in 2004. He recorded drums on four of Megadeth's albums: Rust in Peace (1990), Countdown to Extinction (1992), Youthanasia (1994) and Cryptic Writings (1997).

Menza died on May 21, 2016 from heart failure while performing with his band, OHM, in Los Angeles, California, aged 51.[1][2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Former MEGADETH Drummer NICK MENZA Dies At 51". Blabbermouth. May 21, 2016. Retrieved May 22, 2016.
  2. "Former Megadeth drummer Nick Menza dies at the age of 51". Thenortheasttoday.com. Retrieved May 22, 2016.