On October 9, Argentinean rock journalist Lucas H. Gordon conducted an interview with former MEGADETH guitarist Chris Broderick at T.J. Martell Foundation‘s Rock ‘N’ Bowl tournament at the PINZ Bowling Center in Studio City, California. You can now watch the chat below. (Note: The interview was conducted roughly six weeks before Broderick and drummer Shawn Drover announced their departures from MEGADETH.)
Asked how he would describe Dave Mustaine to those fans who have never had a chance to meet the MEGADETH mainman, Broderick said: “I think, in a way, all of the fans have met him through his music. You hear his personality in the way he plays and the way he writes. So it’s almost like through listening [to MEGADETH‘s music], you do know Dave Mustaine.”
Pressed to describe Mustaine in his own words, Broderick said: “I think he’s a man who knows what he wants, and he’s very decisive and he wants to get the music across with his vision, and he makes it happen.”
Only hours after Drover announced his exit from MEGADETH on November 25 to “to pursue [his] own musical interests,” Broderick revealed he also quit the legendary metal band, saying that he was leaving the group “due to artistic and musical differences.”
Broderick joined MEGADETH in late 2007 as the replacement for Glen Drover, who left the group in order to focus on family life.
Chris has been playing guitar since he was eleven years old and had been teaching for 15 years prior to joining MEGADETH. Styles range from classical, rock, blues, and jazz. He started taking lessons at 14 years of age studying guitar as well as voice, violin, and piano. Chris has a degree in classical guitar music performance at the University of Denver and the Lamont School of Music. He has performed in many master classes including ones given by David Russell, Benjamin Verdery, and his primary instructor, Ricardo Iznaola. In addition, Chris has taken classes such as jazz improvisation, chord voicing, advanced music theory, and sight-reading.