James LoMenzo – Megadeth

James LoMenzo

  • DOB: 01/13/1959
  • Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY
  • Height: 5'6"
  • Weight: 136lbs.
  • Eyes: Blue/Hazel
  • Hair: Blonde
  • Status: Married
  • Siblings: Two Brothers
  • First Band: Sir Donicus


  • Band/Album:
    Jeff Beck Group/ Rough & Ready, also anything by the the Beatles.
  • Movie:
    Citizen Kane, 2001, The Tingler
  • Meal/Food:
    All kinds, mostly Vegetarian Pescatarian these days.
  • Book:
    Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • Historical Figure:
    Please, no thank you…
  • Historical Figure:
    Jesus Christ
  • Holiday:
  • Megadeth solo:
    Tornado of Souls of course.
  • Venue:
    Madison Square Garden
  • TV shows:
    “Ozark”, “Better Call Saul”, that kind of stuff.
  • Hobbies:
  • Guitar:
    Yamaha’s, Alembic’s, Gibson’s, …really, all of them!
  • Sport:
  • Season:
  • Vacation Spot:
    Where ever my wheels take me…
  • Websites:
    Megadeth.com is a pretty good one.


  • Most memorable concert:
    “Queen”, “Wings” both at Madison Square Garden in the mid 70’s.
  • What do you like to do to relax while touring:
    Spending time with my Wife, a day at the beach/park/canyon is always nice.
  • Occupation if not a musician:
  • Musical Influences:
    Absolutely everyone, biggest bass influences are all the guys from the 70’s.
  • First concert ever seen:
    Beach Boys/Chicago Madison Square Garden early 70’s.
  • Fondest memory:
    Too many, the birth of my Daughter immediately comes to mind.
  • Advice to other bands/musicians:
    Make sure you love creating music as much as I do, this can be a gnarly ride.
  • Most important life lesson:
    EVERYONE has an interesting life story, don’t prejudge or dismiss people you meet just cause you don’t know their story.
  • Who would play tou in a movie:
    My wife likes Brad Pitt so let’s say Brad Pitt.
  • Morning person or night owl:
    Depends on my co-ordinates on the planet. I think I’ve shifted to morning person.
  • Where/when would you go in a time machine:
    Anywhere in time Jimi Hendrix was playing.
  • What 3 items would you want with you on a desert island other than food and water:
    A hotel, with a pool and a sauna.
  • What is your must-have travel item when you’re on tour:
    My little Bose Bluetooth Speaker.
  • What is your favorite part of the process when you’re recording or preparing to record an album:
    That part where you’re tracking and suddenly you come upon a new creative idea.