At this point it's safe to say something was up in the Megadeth camp. Last night, drummer Shawn Drover announced he was leaving the band to pursue other musical interests. It seemed like a pretty cordial announcement and we thought nothing of it.
Late last night, his former bandmate, guitarist Chris Broderick decided to follow Drover's lead and also leave the band, releasing this 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 [Mustaine] 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."
Hmm, that first sentence is sure to raise a few eyebrows as to why the two guys left the band. Broderick has been with Megadeth since 2008.
Megadeth have yet to comment on losing half of their band, but this isn't the first time Dave and David have had to fill out the band. It'll be interesting to see who fills those spots.