According to, ex-MEGADETH drummer Nick Menza has not denied that he has been in contact with his former bandmates about rejoining the group, further fueling rumors about the possibility of a reunion of MEGADETH‘s classic “Rust In Peace” lineup after guitarist Chris Broderick and drummer Shawn Drover unexpectedly quit the band late last year.

During an appearance at the Soultone Cymbals booth at this year’s NAMM show in Anaheim, California, Menza replied that “it’ll be final when it’s final” when he was asked if there has been any communication between him and the MEGADETH camp about him returning to the band.

Menza later addressed concerns by some fans that his return to MEGADETH would be complicated by the fact that he is involved in an as-yet-unnamed new “supergroup” with fellow ex-MEGADETH members Chris Poland (guitar) and James Lomenzo (bass). Menza said: “I’m a free agent. I can do whatever I want.”

Menza has previously said that his return to MEGADETH is down to the band’s mainman,Dave Mustaine. “Like I have said in the past, I don’t rule out rejoining MEGADETH and the opportunity would be totally cool,” Menza wrote in a December 2014 online posting. “I’m open to whatever could possibly happen. That’s up to Dave.”