MEGADETH guitarist Chris Broderick has released the following 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.”
Drummer Shawn Drover also quit MEGADETH yesterday “to pursue own musical interests.” You can found his statement here.
Chris Broderick joined MEGADETH in late 2007 as the replacement for Glen Drover, who left the group in order to focus on family life.