Chris Broderick / Act of Defiance
Although enjoying an exciting stint as the lead and rhythm guitarist for Megadeth, Broderick and former Megadeth drummer Shawn Drover opted to leave the thrash metal giants in 2014 to form their own extreme metal band, Act of Defiance, along with singer Henry Derek (Scar the Martyr) and bassist Matt Bachand (Shadows Fall).
Prior to joining Megadeth, Broderick was the lead guitarist for Jag Panzer, appearing on four albums: The Age of Mastery, Thane to the Throne (a concept album about Shakespeare’s Macbeth), Mechanized Warfare and Casting the Stones.
Prodigy:Broderick started playing guitar at age 11, and began taking lessons at age 14 in guitar, voice, violin and piano. He has a degree in Classical Guitar music performance at the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music.
He’s also been teaching guitar lessons for more than a decade.