Dave Mustaine: Nick Menzan muistokonserttia ei välttämättä järjestetäkään

Dave Mustaine David Ellefson 2016Yhdysvaltalaisen thrash metal -legenda in nokkamies ilmoitti yhtyeessä soittaneen rumpali Nick Menzan kuoltua aikovansa järjestää tälle muistokonsertin, jossa esiintyisivät niin entiset kuin nykyisetkin Megadeth-jäsenet. Mustaine kertoo kuitenkin tuoreessa EonMusic-haastattelussaan, että konserttia ei välttämättä tullakaan järjestämään. Hän kommentoi aihetta seuraavasti:

”There’s some stuff going on right now where [Nick’s] family is doing a GoFundMe page, and I’m not involved in that. If they need our help, they know where we’re at. We love them and want the best for them, so we’ll find out.”

”For now, I think that if anybody wants to get involved with [supporting] Nick [by donating money], the GoFundMe page [is the best place to do so]. I would rather that if anybody’s going to support what we’re going to do, our involvement is to help Nick’s legacy for his children. He’s got artwork, he’s got a lot of music that he’s written outside of MEGADETH, and if people really love Nick and they really want to support him, look at his artwork, focus on the music that he did, MEGADETH or otherwise.”

Hän kertoo myös, ettei tajunnut kuinka paljon välitti Menzasta ennen kuin muisteli tätä yhtyeensä keikalla Rock ’N Derby -festivaaleilla:

”Yeah, [my emotional reaction] came out of nowhere. I didn’t know what it was, because it was very [well known] how much Nick did not like me, in the things that he was saying [in the press]. And I was not going to retaliate because I loved him, and I think that was evident when we dedicated the song to him. I couldn’t finish it, and I usually don’t let things stop me from doing by job, but I was overwhelmed with emotion. We’ve lost a lot of very valuable members of the metal community this year and last year.”

Lisäksi Mustaine kertoi Menzan musiikillisista lahjakkuuksista ja paljasti ymmärtäneensä kuinka arvostettu tämä on vasta hänen kuoltuaan:

”The contribution [Nick] made to metal music, you can’t really quantify it, because MEGADETH influenced so many different players in so many different genres. I know only of the guitar players that have been influenced, but the drummers that have been influenced by Nick, until his passing, I had no idea.”

”You know, I’ve always loved [Nick’s] playing and thought he was great, so he’s terribly, terribly missed. And, like I said, I had no idea how much I really loved him until I couldn’t finish the song.”

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