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.
(all photos by Clay Lancaster)
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