Megadeth: Shawn Drover and Chris Broderick Quit the Band

 

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In rather surprising news, Megadeth drummer Shawn Drover and guitarist Chris Broderick have quit Megadeth. This leaves founding members Dave Mustaine and Dave Ellefson as the only remaining members. Drover has been with the band 10 years and Broderick’s stint has been 7 years.

Broderick wrote on his official website: “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.”

As for drummer Shawn Drover, he released this statement: “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.”