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Lead Guitarist Chris Broderick Quits Megadeth. So Did Drummer Shawn Drover.

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Chris Broderick performs with Megadeth in 2011 at Shoreline Amplitheater in Mountain View, CA. Photo by Clay Lancaster.

Chris Broderick has announced via Twitter and Facebook that his time as lead guitarist for Megadeth has come to a close. Broderick joined Megadeth in 2007 after replacing lead guitarist Glen Drover and helped the group create four albums… including 2009’s Endgame, which was a critically acclaimed return to form for the band.

As though that wasn’t enough of a blow to fans, drummer Shawn Drover also announced (the same day) that he would be leaving Megadeth as well, after 10 years behind the kit.

Chris Broderick’s statement:

Due to artistic and musical differences, it is with great reluctance that I announce my departure from Megadeth to pursue my own musical direction. I want all of you to know how much I appreciate the amount that you the fans have accepted and respected me as a member of Megadeth for the last seven years, but it is time for me to move on. I wish Dave and everyone in Megadeth all the best. I am working on a few things of my own and hope that when they come out, you will all dig it.

Until then,
Chris. \m/

(all photos by Clay Lancaster)