"I regret to inform you all that I am unable to fulfill my obligations as the headlining drummer for this years metal all-stars. I was really looking forward to it, unfortunately the agreement made between the metal allstars and myself wasn't kept, for my best interest, my manager Robert Bolger pulled me off the tour. I'm really sorry to the fans who are expecting me to be there, You guys rule. Everything happens the way it's supposed to. Man plans and God laughs!"
Thanks for all the support!
Video footage of Menza playing along to the song "Lucretia" can be seen below.
Asked last September by Argentinean rock journalist Lucas H. Gordon if there is a possibility of him ever doing anything with Megadeth again, Menza said: "You never know what can happen in the future. It's, like, I'm open to whatever. I would never say, 'I'll never join Megadeth back up again.' But it's really up to [Megadeth mainman Dave] Mustaine. I put the ball in his court."
Following the reissue of the entire Megadeth catalog, Menza was invited to reunite with the band in 2004. Days after a reunion was announced, Menza was fired after rehearsals and replaced with Shawn Drover. Mustaine said that this was because Nick "just wasn't prepared."
Menza has been writing, recording and producing constantly but only releasing sporadic singles for years. That will all change when he opens the floodgates with the upcoming release of his memoir, "Nick Menza: Megalife", by acclaimed writer J. Marshall Craig.
Menza is currently negotiating a publishing deal for the book, which was written over the past couple of years. It features rare and never-before-seen photos of Menza with every band he's ever been in, including, of course, Megadeth.
"It's a memoir of music," writer Craig said. "But a lot more. It's a book about chasing the ultimate gig, the ultimate drum setup, the ultimate sound and, it will come as no surprise to Nick's fans, the ultimate aliens, government conspiracies and anything else his muse sees fit to lay across his path."
"Nick Menza: Megalife", by J. Marshall Craig, is due in stores, in Kindle and eBook versions, later in the year.