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Chris Broderick Explains Why He Left Megadeth

07/31/2015
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(Classic Rock) Guitarist Chris Broderick says he left Megadeth because he didn't want to make another record without having any creative input. He and Shawn Drover quit Dave Mustaine's band within hours of each other last year, with the drummer saying this week that there'd been nothing negative about the move.

The pair went on to form Act Of Defiance with Scar The Martyr singer Henry Derek and Matt Bachand of Shadow's Fall. Their debut album Birth And The Burial is released on August 21.

"The decision was a long time in the making," Broderick tells Guitar World. Being in Megadeth was great for my career, but I wanted to have some creative freedom and some freedom in how I presented myself."

Later in the interview he explained when he made the decision to leave, "Not until the last quarter of 2014. I was dwelling on my lack of musical creativity in the band. Dave was getting ready to go in and do another CD and my heart just wasn't in it because I knew I wasn't going to have any artistic say in the definition of the album and the music.

"He was calling saying, 'Hey, I want to get you guys down there.' The last thing I wanted to do was go down there and work on a partial CD and then say, 'Hey, this isn't for me.' It was just the right time to leave." Read more here.

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