48 year old Shawn Drover has quit Megadeth to pursue his ‘own musical interests’. Drover, Megadeth’s longest serving drummer was in the band since 2004 and recorded four albums with the metal veterans including 2013’s disappointing Super Collider.

In an official statement [via Blabbermouth], the drummer wrote the following:

“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.”

Drover also served as drummer for Canadian power metal band Eidolon from 1993 to 2007.

There has been no word from the Megadeth camp on a replacement.

Just a short time following Drover’s announcement was word from Megadeth guitarist, 44 year old Chris Broderick, that he to was leaving the band. It seems all is not well in the Megadeth camp.
Read Chris’ blog here –>

Megadeth have recently been compiling a bunch of gear to be auctioned off. In all there are 234 auction lots with everything from GUITARS, AMPS, CABINETS, ROAD CASES and STAGE BANNERS, to Dave Mustaine’s personally worn shirts and used guitar strings.

You can bid on these items here —>

Megadeth were rumoured to have been entering the studio in early 2015 to record album number 15.


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