Nick Menza Asks Dave Mustaine to ‘Quit Ripping Me Off’ Regarding His Megadeth Royalties
Menza revealed earlier this year that he had spent time with his onetime Megadeth bandmates Dave Mustaine and David Ellefson around the holidays and had gone so far as to even record drum parts for five Megadeth songs that Mustaine had sent him. But the deal breaker came when he was presented what he called "an unfair deal." And when he questioned the contract, Menza says Mustaine blocked his emails, failed to respond and moved on. We now know that Lamb of God's Chris Adler was eventually chosen to record drums from the new album.
But things didn't end there. It now appears that the estrangement with Mustaine has now turned financial as well. Menza just posted a new message calling out Mustaine for tampering with his Megadeth royalties. It reads as follows:
To: Dave Mustaine in regards to my publishing royalties. I find it very unprofessional that you conduct business like a child, quit playing games! be a man and stop taking food from my kids mouths. Its my earned money, Not yours. quit ripping me off. WTF?
Though Menza has opened up about his disappointment about what went down with his potential return to Megadeth, he has stated that he still loves Megadeth and the songs that he performed during his time with the band.
Menza first appeared with Megadeth in 1989 and spent nine years with the group. He returned to the band briefly in 2004, but was fired before the band chose Shawn Drover to take over behind the kit.
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