Faxing the Interview

Article By Adriana Rubio 

In early 2000 I asked for an interview with drummer Nick Menza. He was so nice and caring, he sent the answers to the questions via fax and we then were on the phone for a few more minutes talking about the questions, he gave some more insights and highlightingd especially on his solo projects and Aliens research. And we also talked about Don Menza his dad, a jazz musician, a prestigious saxophonist mainly known for The Pink Panther Theme among some other great jazz tunes he enjoyed playing. It really was an amazing talk.

For some unknown reason there was a technical problem with the faxing on my end, so Nick had to re-send the pages like 3 or 4 times. He just laughed about it every time I said the fax didn't get through. He didn't care about having to refax the entire thing over and over again. Nick really wanted to do the interview and share his thoughts so he was busy faxing for like an hour or so!

I remember Nick Menza as a person you don't meet often in the music business. I interviewed a long list of musicians, artists and actors among some other professionals-title job guys in the Entertainment industry for so many years; and I can only count just a few of them who touched my heart for being kind and respectful.

When I talked to Nick, I was writing a book a Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine, and even though he was not drumming for Megadeth anymore he accepted the interview. And here is in his own handwriting what he said:

About playing drums & music, and his free time:

Favorite Megadeth Tunes:

About Crypting Writing Album:
About Album's Title changing till the last minute:

 About Record Companies:


R.I.P Nick Menza

You're greatly missed... 




"hEre, nOw, theN"

The newest creation of

Jazz Guitarist Giorgos Tabakis

for solo 8-String Guitar.

Released on October 18th, 2021

Ekfrassis Productions

Article by Adriana Rubio

Photos: Courtesy of Giorgos Tabakis

Giorgos Tabakis is a contemporary modern jazz guitarist from Athens, Greece with a huge background in the music industry. He’s been touched by a magic wand to compose and play the most incredible musical pieces of a distinguished jazz style that is highly acclaimed worldwide these days.


Jazz Guitarist Giorgos Tabakis composed and recorded a new styled jazz album for solo 8-String Guitar which is titled "hEre, nOw, theN". It was released on October 18th, 2021 and received the most beautiful and warm reviews from international experts in the jazz field.

“hEre nOw theN” is a 10-track album filled with a great level of very well played music where the Greek sound of contemporary-progressive-modern jazz, talent and creativity are perceived flowing freely in each track through the sound of a very special instrument called 8-String MOOV Guitar made by George Behlivanoglou.



-Inside out Upside down



-Dream within a Dream

-Under the Sun


-Soul & Body



Composed and performed by Giorgos Tabakis

Recorded January 2021 - Aux studio Athens

Mix & master Giotis Paraskevaidis

Cover & photos Anna Kypreou

Artwork Stelios Nanos

Release date October 18th, 2021

Ekfrassis Productions

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