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nearwildheaven
05-22-2016, 02:52 PM
:eek:

As traumatic this is for his friends, family, and audience, what a way to go - doing what you love.

Never heard of him until today, but RIP anyway. The cause of death has not yet been determined.


http://www.cnn.com/2016/05/22/living/nick-menza-ex-megadeth-drummer-death-trnd/

(I was going to say something about Spinal Tap, but I won't.)

Biggirl
05-22-2016, 03:01 PM
2016 reaching its icy fingers onto the stage and wreaking its havoc in view of a full audience.

buddha_david
05-22-2016, 03:08 PM
Heard that he had died. Didn't hear that he had died while performing. :eek:

Four albums with Megadeth is practically a lifetime when you consider the whims of Dave Mustaine's ego.

(I was going to say something about Spinal Tap, but I won't.)
The CNN article says he replaced another drummer who had also died. Maybe they really should dust for vomit...

nearwildheaven
05-22-2016, 03:21 PM
Scotland Yard still doesn't have the facilities to dust for vomit. You can't get DNA from stomach contents.

On a more serious note, another musician also died onstage earlier this week. She played the double bass in the Atlanta Symphony for 71 years.

http://www.npr.org/sections/deceptivecadence/2016/05/17/478337126/jane-little-longtime-orchestra-musician-collapses-on-stage-and-dies?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20160517

Mean Mr. Mustard
05-22-2016, 04:55 PM
...(I was going to say something about Spinal Tap, but I won't.)

You do realize that you did, right?


mmm

Ranger Jeff
05-22-2016, 06:20 PM
(I was going to say something about Spinal Tap, but I won't.)

I was going to mention them too.

WordMan
05-22-2016, 07:19 PM
I get the jokes, but damn- that guy played Tornado of Souls.

snfaulkner
05-22-2016, 07:23 PM
He died doing what he loved.

The club he was playing at (The Baked Potato) is very close to where I live. It is TINY. Like max occupancy of less than 100. I would have totally been at that show had I heard about it. (kinda glad I missed it though, now)

TBG
05-26-2016, 09:00 PM
The article says he played on Countdown To Extinction and Youthanasia, my fave Megadeth albums (particularly the latter).