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...