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DangerousDave 05-21-2009 07:01 PM

Nick Menza
 
Too bad this guy's not in Megadeth anymore. Great talent, groove, energy. Great showman also. Basically, he defined Megadeth's heavy sound, among all those heavy riffs. Nobody could kick ass like Nick did. Now he's with Memorain or whatever. Too bad.
He inspired me to have my cymbals hang from above because I like to get 100% outta them. But ofcourse, I didn't do that until I saw someone of the guys admired did that :D
And the rack system he used, the Greg Voelker system, geeez I want that.
What do you think of him? He certainly is an inspiration to me.

bonzolead 05-21-2009 07:26 PM

Re: Nick Menza
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DangerousDave (Post 577629)
Too bad this guy's not in Megadeth anymore. Great talent, groove, energy. Great showman also. Basically, he defined Megadeth's heavy sound, among all those heavy riffs. Nobody could kick ass like Nick did. Now he's with Memorain or whatever. Too bad.
He inspired me to have my cymbals hang from above because I like to get 100% outta them. But ofcourse, I didn't do that until I saw someone of the guys admired did that :D
And the rack system he used, the Greg Voelker system, geeez I want that.
What do you think of him? He certainly is an inspiration to me.

Nick is a great drummer no doubt, But I have to give kudos to Tommy Aldridge he was the first drummer I seen hang cymbals back in the 80's with Whitesnake. I seen Megadeth 3 times all with Nick behind the kit and he was as Great live as well as in the studio.

Keep Swattin'
Bonzolead

DangerousDave 05-21-2009 07:50 PM

Re: Nick Menza
 
Yeah, Tommy and I believe Rod Morgenstein used that kind of rack.
Shawn Drover, present drummer of Megadeth, uses similar rack made of aluminum but, I don't know... He keeps playing the same 2-3 crashes all the time, which are tighten up so they don't swobble and most important... Too small cymbals for that kind of rack, wouldn't you say? Hehe it's just not it. No disrespect to Shawn, he's great.

bonzolead 05-21-2009 08:53 PM

Re: Nick Menza
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DangerousDave (Post 577648)
Yeah, Tommy and I believe Rod Morgenstein used that kind of rack.
Shawn Drover, present drummer of Megadeth, uses similar rack made of aluminum but, I don't know... He keeps playing the same 2-3 crashes all the time, which are tighten up so they don't swobble and most important... Too small cymbals for that kind of rack, wouldn't you say? Hehe it's just not it. No disrespect to Shawn, he's great.

Nick's been my favorite Megadeth drummer so far the next guy would be Jimmy Degrassio
I know I didn't. spell it right but you know who I mean LOL When Dave had Nick & Marty on lead they had a great sound they really knew how to mesh together great chemistry, you can have great players but if they can't. mesh it might as well as never happen IMHO.

Bonzolead

Ian Williams 05-22-2009 12:32 AM

Re: Nick Menza
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bonzolead (Post 577676)
Nick's been my favorite Megadeth drummer so far the next guy would be Jimmy Degrassio
I know I didn't. spell it right but you know who I mean LOL When Dave had Nick & Marty on lead they had a great sound they really knew how to mesh together great chemistry, you can have great players but if they can't. mesh it might as well as never happen IMHO.

Bonzolead

I fully support your comment. Dave Mustaine, Marty Friedman, David Ellefson and Nick Menza had team-spirit, raw power, they rocked! The Rust In Peace and Countdown To Extinction albums, shows the brilliance of Nick Menza.

DamoSyzygy 05-22-2009 02:03 AM

Re: Nick Menza
 
^ That was by far the best Megadeth combination ever!
Nick Menza was a powerhouse.

I remember nearly choking on my breakfast when I read that Vinnie C was doing an album with them, but it didnt have the raw power that the Menza era had.

Kudos to Marty Friedman too - The guy is insane!

DangerousDave 05-24-2009 07:55 PM

Re: Nick Menza
 
Yeah, I totally agree. Jimmy is, as we all know, great. But the sound of his drums didn't complement Megadeth music as Nick's did. And in some interview, Dave said that he was a session player while in Megadeth, which meant he was there to rehearse, record and tour. Nick sure as hell will never be forgotten.

Ian Williams 05-28-2009 03:24 AM

Re: Nick Menza
 
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DangerousDave 06-18-2009 06:33 PM

Re: Nick Menza
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Ian Williams (Post 577746)
I fully support your comment. Dave Mustaine, Marty Friedman, David Ellefson and Nick Menza had team-spirit, raw power, they rocked! The Rust In Peace and Countdown To Extinction albums, shows the brilliance of Nick Menza.

You are correct, sir!
Not to forget Youthanasia. They were doing live takes in studio and it sounds amazing. Just amazing and over the top.

Ian Williams 06-18-2009 06:43 PM

Re: Nick Menza
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DangerousDave (Post 587015)
You are correct, sir!
Not to forget Youthanasia. They were doing live takes in studio and it sounds amazing. Just amazing and over the top.

Thanks for reminding me, I really appreciate - my friend...Youthanasia can't be forgotten.

metal overlord 06-18-2009 06:58 PM

Re: Nick Menza
 
Nick & Shawn are my two favorite drummers of Megadeth

and Megadeth, next to Pantera, was my gateway to metal band. So I will always have a ton of respect for them.

And, on their newest work "Headcrusher" Shawn sounds pretty good.

bonzolead 06-18-2009 07:06 PM

Re: Nick Menza
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by metal overlord (Post 587026)
Nick & Shawn are my two favorite drummers of Megadeth

and Megadeth, next to Pantera, was my gateway to metal band. So I will always have a ton of respect for them.

And, on their newest work "Headcrusher" Shawn sounds pretty good.

I'm gonna have to give it a listen.

Thanks for the heads up.

Bonzolead

BENANEB 06-18-2009 09:55 PM

Re: Nick Menza
 
did menza play on rust in peace? cuz hanger 18 has a nice beat.

metal overlord 06-18-2009 10:45 PM

Re: Nick Menza
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bonzolead (Post 587028)
I'm gonna have to give it a listen.

Thanks for the heads up.

Bonzolead

I'll save you the time
here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lF1cV...layer_embedded


Blabbermouth - A six-minute video featuring MEGADETH's British producer Andy "Undie" Sneap (NEVERMORE, ARCH ENEMY, EXODUS) describing the process of mixing the band's new track "Headcrusher" at his studio in Derbyshire, U.K. can be viewed below. The clip, which was previously only available to members of MEGADETH's official fan club, MegaFanClub, features around 30-second snippet of the actual "Headcrusher" track which will appear on MEGADETH's forthcoming album, set to be released in September via Roadrunner Records

Ian Williams 06-18-2009 11:43 PM

Re: Nick Menza
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by metal overlord (Post 587026)
Nick & Shawn are my two favorite drummers of Megadeth

and Megadeth, next to Pantera, was my gateway to metal band. So I will always have a ton of respect for them.

And, on their newest work "Headcrusher" Shawn sounds pretty good.

Thanks, mate.
For sharing your comments with us, also I respect people that have respect for others.

Ian Williams 06-18-2009 11:48 PM

Re: Nick Menza
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by BENANEB (Post 587086)
did menza play on rust in peace? cuz hanger 18 has a nice beat.

Yes He did, in fact also on Countdown To Extinction and Youthanasia.

metal overlord 06-19-2009 05:24 AM

Re: Nick Menza
 
Aha!

More Mega-News.

It's going to be called "Endgame". Headcrusher is just a song title.

DangerousDave 10-12-2009 12:28 AM

Re: Nick Menza
 
Nothing against Shawn, but didn't you notice he's kinda lazy? Compare him and Nick and the result is that Nick owns Shawn big time. I'm talking about two people as drummers, not persons. We all know Shawn is the nicest guy there is. But his playing doesn't fit Megadeth as did Nick's.

Vic_Rattledeth 10-14-2009 07:25 PM

Re: Nick Menza
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DangerousDave (Post 621455)
Nothing against Shawn, but didn't you notice he's kinda lazy? Compare him and Nick and the result is that Nick owns Shawn big time. I'm talking about two people as drummers, not persons. We all know Shawn is the nicest guy there is. But his playing doesn't fit Megadeth as did Nick's.

How is Shawn a lazy drummer? He's spot on with everything. He plays like a metronome. His work on Endgame was really good, too. It was a big step up from his drumming on United Abominations. Check out "The hardest part Of letting Go". He doesn't have the pure raw intensity that menza brought but he plays everything perfect live.

metal overlord 10-15-2009 01:15 AM

Re: Nick Menza
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Vic_Rattledeth (Post 622416)
How is Shawn a lazy drummer? He's spot on with everything. He plays like a metronome. His work on Endgame was really good, too. It was a big step up from his drumming on United Abominations. Check out "The hardest part Of letting Go". He doesn't have the pure raw intensity that menza brought but he plays everything perfect live.

He also plays open handed. You can't be lazy to play open handed.

DangerousDave 10-15-2009 08:30 AM

Re: Nick Menza
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Vic_Rattledeth (Post 622416)
How is Shawn a lazy drummer? He's spot on with everything. He plays like a metronome. His work on Endgame was really good, too. It was a big step up from his drumming on United Abominations. Check out "The hardest part Of letting Go". He doesn't have the pure raw intensity that menza brought but he plays everything perfect live.

He is dead accurate, of course. Like a clock. Endgame is great, but I don't know, I listen to some Menza era songs, then Drover era and Nick's style was precise also, but kinda more interesting. Nick would change a pattern of bass drum/snare a bit in 2nd verse for example where Shawn plays the same pattern.

But like I said, nothing against Shawn. I love the guy. I just find Nick's style a bit more suitable for myself and Megadeth.

DangerousDave 10-15-2009 08:32 AM

Re: Nick Menza
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by metal overlord (Post 622508)
He also plays open handed. You can't be lazy to play open handed.

Actually, he is left handed but learned to play on a right handed set. I read that somewhere.

DangerousDave 03-30-2014 05:11 PM

Re: Nick Menza
 
Well somebody is trying to get back into business.

In case you haven't seen it yet:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPV9sVau6T4

MrPockets 03-30-2014 07:05 PM

Re: Nick Menza
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DangerousDave (Post 621455)
Nothing against Shawn, but didn't you notice he's kinda lazy? Compare him and Nick and the result is that Nick owns Shawn big time. I'm talking about two people as drummers, not persons. We all know Shawn is the nicest guy there is. But his playing doesn't fit Megadeth as did Nick's.

Dace Mustaine calls Shawn a "true metal drummer", a "guitarists drummer", and claims he is the best drummer Megadeth ever had.

I'll take the band leader's opinion over your opinion.

v.zarate 03-30-2014 07:16 PM

Re: Nick Menza
 
Menza awesome as always!

AllenS 03-30-2014 07:27 PM

Re: Nick Menza
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MrPockets (Post 1245938)
Dace Mustaine calls Shawn a "true metal drummer", a "guitarists drummer", and claims he is the best drummer Megadeth ever had.

I'll take the band leader's opinion over your opinion.

Honestly, Dave says that about everyone who is in his band at a particular point in time.


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