Former MEGADETH drummer Nick Menza has uploaded a new video of him “jamming” and “checking out [a] new snare from Sleishman.” Below the YouTube clip, Menza wrote the following comment: “Well, since [Chris] Adler is playing on MEGADETH‘s new album, do I get to play on LAMB OF GOD‘s new album? I’m down for it.”
He added: “Chris, you rock! One of my favorite drummers.
“Good luck, bro.”
As we reported yesterday, MEGADETH is rumored to have hired Chris Adler (LAMB OF GOD) and Brazilian guitarist Kiko Loureiro (ANGRA) to play on the band’s new album.
If true, Adler‘s involvement with MEGADETH would apparently be limited to studio work only, and he would not be expected to join the band on the road to promote the CD, which is scheduled to be recorded starting on March 17 in Nashville, Tennessee.
MEGADETH was still finalizing the recording lineup for its new album last week, with the band’s mainman, Dave Mustaine, tweeting on March 10 that he was “excited to be auditioning one of my final picks for my new guitarist today.”
The band has yet to officially announce replacements for drummer Shawn Drover and guitarist Chris Broderick, who quit the group last year.
Speculation has been rife over the last three months as to whether fans could expect a reunion of MEGADETH‘s classic late 1980s and early 1990s lineup featuring Nick Menza on drums and Marty Friedman on guitar.
Both Menza and Friedman indicated in recent interviews and online postings that they weren’t opposed to rejoining MEGADETH, with Menza saying: “I’m open to whatever could possibly happen. That’s up to Dave [Mustaine.” Friedman, who was also part of the band’s “Rust In Peace” lineup, said in January that he “would not be against considering” a possible return to the band as the replacement for Broderick, but cautioned that fans shouldn’t “get [their] hopes up either.”