Guitarist Chris Broderick Leaving Megadeth

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Chris Broderick, guitar virtuoso recently associated with Megadeth, has left the famed thrash band. He stated that his reasons for doing so are "artistic" and "musical."

Broderick announced the news on his Facebook page, where he made the following 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 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."

Joining the band in 2008, he appeared on three studio albums: Endgame, Thirteen, and Supercollider. Broderick has made a name for himself in the metal community by playing with bands famous within the genre, such as Jag Panzer and Nevermore.

Known for his flawless technique and virtuosic style, he fuses his classical training with a contemporary approach to the instrument. An example of this can be seen in the video below, where he plays Mozart's "Rondo alla Turca."

Megadeth is without a lead guitarist for the moment. For more about the band, visit their official website here. If you want to stay caught up with Chris Broderick, visit his official website here.