November 29, 2014
Megadeth lead guitarist Chris Broderick has left the band citing (wait for it) “artistic and musical differences.” From a message to fans on Broderick’s blog:
(I)t is with great reluctance that I announce my departure from Megadeth to pursue my own musical direction. I appreciate the amount that you the fans have accepted and respected me for the last seven years, but it is time for me to move on. I wish Dave and everyone in Megadeth all the best.
As for “everyone in Megadeth,” that leaves the Daves, founders Mustaine and Ellefson, as drummer Shawn Drover also quit this week.
Read Chris Broderick’s complete statement at his site.
April 8, 2013
You can’t tell that’s a Jackson, right?
From ’86 through ’97 Megadeth were a platinum album machine, cranking out six million-plus sellers in a row. This D’Addario ad comes from Guitar School, December 1995, between the Youthanasia and Cryptic Writings releases.
Compare this portrait of Dave Mustaine to the one of Johnny Winter in this ’90s D’Addario ad. Who do you think was better portrayed?
December 1, 2012
Here’s Marty Friedman in his Crate days. In ’96 when this ad was circulating, Marty released the solo album True Obsessions and was on the eve of Megadeth’s Cryptic Writings.
Taken from Guitar School, June 1996.
From the Rooney Archive.
September 3, 2012
Recently ousted Queensryche frontman and founder Geoff Tate has revealed the members of his new band … Queensryche. The guitar tandem consists of onetime (and … current?) Queensryche member Kelly Gray and Glen Drover of Megadeth and King Diamond fame. According to Blabbermouth, Drover is glad to be in the fold:
(Queensryche) is a band that I grew up with and have always respected a great deal. [It] will also be great to play with the other musicians involved that I have never played with before. [I am] really looking forward to to this!
Read more and catch up on the confusion that is the dueling ‘Ryches at Blabbermouth.
January 28, 2012
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Jeff Young is collaborating with extreme metal drummer Lux Drummerette. The ex-Megadeth guitarist tells Blabbermouth the unnamed collaboration will be a fluid one:
I’m over the band concept. It’s a dinosaur… put a fork in it. We’re approaching this as a duo incoporating loops, DJs, soundscapes and assorted players per song/show/tour as needed.
Yeah, he really said, “put a fork in it.”
Read more and see a clip of Lux playing Slayer’s “Postmortem” at Blabbermouth.
June 2, 2011
Megadeth main man Dave Mustaine always has something to say, doesn’t he? According to Total Guitar, reporting on comments in sister publication Guitar World, Mustaine noted the following about his co-guitarists current (Chris Broderick) and past (Marty Friedman):
We’ve had great guitar players over the years with Megadeth, and that’s been one constant with us. The guitar-playing ability has been consistently good to excellent. Chris and Marty both have their strengths and weaknesses.
Good to excellent.
No mention of Chris Poland, who I’m sure also had “strengths and weaknesses.”
See more great Mustaine-isms right here.