Ready for some shocking news from the Megadeth camp?! Just when we all thought they were going in to record their next album, Chris Broderick and Shawn Drover have now decided to leave the band! The two released statement a few hours apart explaining their departure, and I don’t think anyone saw this coming. Here’s what they said:
Chris Broderick– “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.”
Shawn Drover– “After 10 years, I have decided to quit Megadeth to pursue my own musical interests. I want to thank Dave Mustaine and the entire Megadeth family, as well as thanking all the amazing Megadeth fans around the world!!! I truly appreciate all of you. Stay tuned for info on my next musical journey.”
We still haven’t heard a response from Mustaine or Ellefson on this news, but I’m sure it will be coming soon, along with the names of who will now be joining the band. Dave Mustaine won’t let Megadeth go away, so this isn’t the end, but definitely shocking in it’s own way! Stay tuned!