Lead guitarist Chris Broderick and drummer Shawn Drover have both announced their departure from thrash giants Megadeth, releasing separate statements to explain their decisions, which seem to be unrelated. You can read what they had to say below:
Broderick – ‘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. 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’ll all dig it’.
Drover – ‘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 all the amazing fans around the world. I truly appreciate all of you. Stay tuned for info on my next musical journey’.
No replacements have been announced as of yet. Megadeth are currently preparing to record their 15th studio album.