Megadeth Drummer Scheduled For Surgery

Megadeth drummer Nick Menza, who has been sidelined from the

band's tour for the past two weeks, is scheduled to have a benign tumor removed from his

leg, according to a spokesperson for the band. During his absence, Menza has been

replaced by ex-Suicidal Tendencies skinsman Jimmy DeGrasso. Menza

was expected to perform with the band at Friday (June 19) night's show in Sioux Falls,

S.D. Doctors have scheduled surgery to remove the tumor for June 29, at which time

DeGrasso will return to the band while Menza recovers.