This hasn't been the week for Megadave, uhm, Megadeth. Not one, but two of the bands more consistent members, guitarist Chris Broderick and drummer Shawn Drover, have opted out. They have both respectively left the band with the following statements in their wake.

First, Shawn Drover left stating:

"After 10 years, 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 thanking all the amazing Megadeth fans around the world!!! I truly appreciate all of you.

"Stay tuned for info on my next musical journey."

Next, Chris Broderick departed stating:

"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."

This isn't the first time Megadeth has dealt with significant member changes. So one would imagine that they'll rebound and ramble on, bringing that Big 4 sound wherever they may roam.

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