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Chris Broderick Announces NAMM 2011 Appearances - Jan. 08, 2011

FRIDAY, January 14th:

Megadeth's Chris Broderick signing
Jackson Guitars Booth 05:00pm-06:00pm

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Dean Guitars NAMM Jam 2011:

Megadeth Performance at 11:00pm

The Grove at Anaheim
2200 East Katella Avenue
Anaheim, CA

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SATURDAY, January 15th:

Megadeth's Chris Broderick signing
Jackson Guitars Booth 02:00pm-03:00p

Check out the new Tour Dates section - Dec. 30, 2010

2011 Tour Dates

Megadeth Nominated For A Grammy - Dec. 04, 2010

Megadeth's "Sudden Death" is nominated for a Grammy in the 'Best Metal Performance' category!


Tour Dates Updated - Dec. 03, 2010

(New Zealand & Australia)

12/12 Arena Joondalup @ WA
12/15 Adelaide Entertainment Centre @ SA
12/17 Melbourne Showgrounds @ VIC
12/18 Entertainment Quarter @ NSW
12/19 RNA Showgrounds @ QLD

Megadeth's Chris Broderick Thanks Fans For Making 'The Big Four' DVD A Success - Nov. 19, 2010

"With the numbers coming out on the sales rating of 'The Big 4' DVD [containing footage of the June 22, 2010 Sonisphere cinecast from the Sofia, Bulgaria leg of the touring rock festival featuring the 'Big Four' of 1980s thrash metal � METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH and ANTHRAX], I just wanted to show my appreciation for what you guys helped us accomplish!!!

"A lot of people don't understand me sometimes when I don't like to claim a lot of credit when hearing things like how well a DVD or CD has done, but in my mind there are so many factors that contribute to its outcome (the other bands [of course, Ahahahah], film editing, marketing, distribution, etc.).

"When I think about 'The Big 4' DVD, I look back to when we recorded it and know I did all I could to make my show as good as I could, and that is what makes me proud no matter how well it would chart.

"In my mind we owe it all to you who have shown your support by coming out to see us and picking up the CDs and DVDs that has allowed us to support ourselves being musicians."

- Chris Broderick

Megadeth's Chris Broderick Now On Tumblr - Oct. 24, 2010

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Megadeth's Chris Broderick Now Endorses Redwirez - Sept. 22, 2010

Chris has a new endorsement with Redwirez:

We Are Back!!! More Updates Coming Soon - Sept. 20, 2010

Catch Chris on tour for the 2nd-Leg of 'American Carnage' with SLAYER, MEGADETH & ANTHRAX. Check out the dates here: Tour Schedule 2010.

Guitar Lessons Closed Temporarily - Jan. 14, 2008

Due to Chris's gruelling upcoming tour schedule with MEGADETH. Guitar Lessons are temporarily closed until further notice.

It's Official: MEGADETH Taps NEVERMORE/JAG PANZER Guitarist CHRIS BRODERICK - Jan. 14, 2008


As BLABBERMOUTH.NET first reported on January 7, MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has finally officially confirmed that the band has parted ways with guitarist Glen Drover and replaced him with Chris Broderick (NEVERMORE, JAG PANZER).

"I've noticed [on the Internet] that people are pissed with me over the way things were handled with Glen quitting the group," says Mustaine, "but they're gonna be pissed even more when they hear how fierce we are with Chris! MEGADETH is playing at a new level."

In a November 2007 posting on the forum of MEGADETH's official fan club, MegaFanClub (accessible to members only), Mustaine stated about Drover, "sadly, Glen is having a really difficult time handling the demands of touring and we are finding that we are having to cut our European run down already, but that it is going to be one of the last long ones for some time."


Chris will make his live debut with MEGADETH on February 4 in Finland, where the group — Mustaine, Broderick, drummer Shawn Drover and James Lomenzo on bass — is kicking off a long string of international dates which wrap March 14 in Bangalore, India.

MEGADETH frontman DAVE MUSTAINE has big news for metal fans: GIGANTOUR is back, and MEGADETH has a new guitarist. The third installment of GIGANTOUR--the acclaimed traveling heavy music festival launched in 2005 by MUSTAINE--will kick off April 12 in Denver, CO with headliner MEGADETH, Scandinavian death metal band IN FLAMES, Finland's CHILDREN OF BODOM, Arizona's modern extreme JOB FOR A COWBOY and Oakland, CA heavy power trio HIGH ON FIRE all confirmed. The 29-date trek will criss-cross North America and wraps May 22 in Phoenix , AZ.

MUSTAINE sums up the philosophy behind GIGANTOUR, hailed by Revolver magazine as "the mother of all shred-fests" : "If the bands and the fans are treated well, then the entertained and the entertainers go home happy--it's a win-win situation." Since its inception in 2005, GIGANTOUR has galvanized bands that emphasize true musicianship and virtuosity, offering them a new opportunity to showcase their talents.  "I think that in a small way, we are cleaning up the environment of crappy bands," he says, laughing. "All of the people that really love this kind of music know that they can count on these bands to deliver the goods this year."

In other MEGADETH news, the group has officially welcomed new guitarist CHRIS BRODERICK (Nevermore, Jag Panzer) to the band after parting ways with Glen Drover--which was hinted at back in November. "I've noticed [on the Internet] that people are pissed with me over the way things were handled with Glen quitting the group," says MUSTAINE, "but they're gonna be pissed even more when they hear how fierce we are with Chris! Megadeth is playing at a new level." BRODERICK will make his live debut with MEGADETH February 4 in Finland, where the group--guitarist/singer MUSTAINE, guitarist BRODERICK, drummer SHAWN DROVER and JAMES LOMENZO on bass--is kicking off a long string of international dates which wrap March 14 in Bangalore, India. The full itinerary, including GIGANTOUR UK dates, is below. To see BRODERICK in action, check out http://www.chrisbroderick.com/video/fiveoctave.html .

GIGANTOUR features bands hand-picked by MUSTAINE with a sharp eye on true musicianship and a heavy focus on top-notch guitarists. The first incarnation in 2005 included Dream Theater, Fear Factory, Nevermore, Life of Agony, Symphony X, Dry Kill Logic and Bobaflex, while the 2006 trek included Lamb of God, Opeth, Arch Enemy, Overkill, Into Eternity, Sanctity and The Smashup. The trek always offers a strong connection between fans and musicians.

VIP ticket packages are available--via www.gigantour.com , www.megadeth.com and www.ticketmaster.com --whereby fans can take a personal photo with MEGADETH at an exclusive meet & greet session and receive an official tour laminate, guitar picks, etc.

For more MEGADETH news, check out www.theliveline.com or leave a message for DAVE MUSTAINE at 866-597-MEGA.

MEGADETH TOUR DATES - January 14th 2008

Megadeth International

Mon 2/4 Helsinki, FIN Old Ice Hall
Wed 2/6 Stockholm, SWE Arena
Thu 2/7 Oslo, NOR Sentrum Scene
Fri 2/8 Copenhagen, DEN KB Halle
Sun 2/10 Berlin, GER Columbiahalle
Mon 2/11 Dortmund, GER Westfallenhalle
Wed 2/13 Luxembourg City, LUX Den Atelier
Thu 2/14 Amsterdam, HOL Paradiso
Fri 2/15 Antwerp, BEL Hof Ter Lo

GIGANTOUR UK - Megadeth, Job For a Cowboy, Evile

Sun 2/17 Norwich, UK UEA
Mon 2/18 Nottingham, UK Rock City
Tue 2/19 Glasgow, Scotland Academy
Wed 2/20 Newcastle, UK Academy
Fri 2/22 Birmingham, UK Academy
Sat 2/23 Manchester, UK Academy
Sun 2/24 London, UK Brixton Academy
Megadeth International
Tue 2/26 Paris, FRA Elysee Montmartre
Thu 2/28 Barcelona, SPA Razzmatazz
Fri 2/29 Madrid, SPA Macumba
Sat 3/1 Bilbao, SPA Santana 27
Mon 3/3 Zurich, SWI Rohstofflager
Tue 3/4 Milan, ITA Alcatraz
Wed 3/5 Pordenone, ITA Palasport
Fri 3/7 Zlin, CZE Zimni Stadion (Metalmania 2008)
Sat 3/8 Katowice, POL Spodek (Metalmania 2008)
Mon 3/10 Munich, GER Zenith
Tue 3/11 Frankfurt, GER Hugenottenhalle
Fri 3/14 Bangalore, IND Rock In India Festival

GIGANTOUR - Megadeth, In Flames, Children of Bodom, Job For a Cowboy, High on Fire

Sat 4/12 Denver, CO The Fillmore
Sun 4/13 Albuquerque, NM Journal Pavilion
Tue 4/15 Dallas, TX Nokia Theatre
Wed 4/16 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete Street Pavilion
Thu 4/17 Houston, TX Verizon Wireless Theatre
Sat 4/19 Louisville, KY Louisville Gardens
Sun 4/20 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle
Tue 4/22 New York, NY Hammerstein Ballroom
Thu 4/24 Worcester, MA Palladium
Sat 4/26 Baltimore, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
Mon 4/28 Quebec City, QC Pavilion De La Jeunesse
Tue 4/29 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
Wed 4/30 Toronto, ON Arrow Hall
Thu 5/1 London, ON John Labatt Centre
Sat 5/3 Detroit, MI DTE Music Center
Sun 5/4 Cleveland, OH Time Warner Cable Amphitheater
Tue 5/6 Chicago, IL Aragon
Wed 5/7 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom
Fri 5/9 Minneapolis, MN Myth
Sat 5/10 Winnipeg, MB Convention Center
Sun 5/11 Saskatoon, SK Prairieland Exhibition Hall
Mon 5/12 Edmonton, AB Shaw Conference Center
Wed 5/14 Calgary, AB The Corral
Fri 5/16 Vancouver, BC Pacific Coliseum
Sat 5/17 Salem, OR Salem Armory
Mon 5/19 San Jose, CA Event Center @ San Jose State
Tue 5/20 San Diego, CA Cox Arena
Wed 5/21 Los Angeles, CA Long Beach Arena
Thu 5/22 Phoenix, AZ Mesa Amphitheatre

UPDATE FROM CHRIS: 'I Won't Be Able To Do Any More Shows With JAG PANZER Or NEVERMORE' Jan. 14, 2008

New MEGADETH guitarist Chris Broderick has commented on his status in his previous bands NEVERMORE and JAG PANZER as well as his latest gig, which was officially announced earlier today (after first being reported on BLABBERMOUTH.NET on January 7).

Said Chris: "I'm glad I have [the fans'] support in this. Unfortunately I will not be able to do any more shows with JAG PANZER or NEVERMORE because the extensive touring that MEGADETH will be doing. I wish them all the best and remain friends with both bands. I look forward to touring with Dave [Mustaine], James [Lomenzo] and Shawn [Drover] and will keep my eye out for [longtime Broderick fans]."



All of Chris's current dates can be found on our new "TOUR" Page.


New site is under construction. It will feature an new look, content managment system, and a lot more. Keep checking the websites for updates.

New Video Added To The Website - June 7th 2007

Chris's 5 Octave Arpeggios done for Guitar World's "Betcha Can't Play This" DVD can be viewed on the Tutorial Page as well as the Audio & Video Page.



05.05.2006 Buffalo Town Ballroom United States (NY)
06.05.2006 Burlington Higher Ground United States (VT)
07.05.2006 West Springfield Jaxx United States (VA)
08.05.2006 Myrtle Beach House Of Blues United States (SC)
09.05.2006 Jacksonville Planet Rock United States (NC)
11.05.2006 Cincinnati Bogart's United States (OH)
12.05.2006 Fort Wayne Piere's Entertainment Center United States (IN)
13.05.2006 Grand Rapids Orbit Room United States (MI)
15.05.2006 Lawrence Granada Theatre United States (KS)
16.05.2006 - Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
18.05.2006 Spokane Big Easy United States (WA)
19.05.2006 Eugene McDonald Theatre United States (OR)
20.05.2006 Chico Senator Theatre United States (CA)
21.05.2006 Sparks New Oasis United States (NV)
23.05.2006 Tucson Rialto Theatre United States (AZ)
25.05.2006 Tulsa Cain's Ballroom United States (OK)
26.05.2006 Memphis New Daisy Theatre United States (TN)
27.05.2006 New Orleans House Of Blues United States (LA)
28.05.2006 Tallahassee The Beta Bar United States (FL)



Nevermore guitarist Steve Smyth has been recently diagnosed with end stage kidney failure, the result of a congenital birth defect.

Says Smyth: “ I have been diagnosed with chronic kidney disease, and have been advised to preserve my health as much as possible at this time, as I am facing “complete renal failure” within six months, and ultimately, a transplant. Due to my recently diagnosed condition, I have decided not to join the band on the In Flames US tour. I want to be fair to the fans, and be able to give them a show I know I can deliver night after night. I will, however, join Nevermore on all four of the European festivals on our itinerary in early June: Gods of Metal, Rock Hard, Rott Fest, and Sweden Rock, after which, the doctors should have some news about the next step in my treatment. I will say this: I will fight this, and I will be back!”

Jag Panzer guitarist Chris Broderick will fill in for Smyth on the upcoming US tour, after which Smyth will rejoin the band for the aforementioned European festival dates. For more from Smyth about his health situation and future career plans, please visit www.stevesmyth.com

7/1/05 New look for the website!
Expect some great new content this month along with new updates from Chris.

7/1/05 Having performed this weekend at Germany's sold-out Bang Your Head festival alongside metal legends DIO, TWISTED SISTER, MOTÖRHEAD, CANDLEMASS and more, JAG PANZER guitarist Chris Broderick reported on the festival, the amazing crowd response, and answered a few questions on his current guitar activities: "Sold out!!! Over 20,000 people; it was insane! The first thing I saw rolling into Balingen, Germany was a sea of camping tents and everyone hanging out partying until the festival began. When we hit the stage at 2:00 PM, it was incredible. The amphitheater was already packed with fans, and the response was unbelievable! With their fists in the air, singing along with every song, the fans made playing the festival a 1000 times more enjoyable.' For pictures of the event and the bands performance click here.

Additionally, for those interested in taking guitar lessons from one of metal's best, from virtually anywhere in the world, Broderick is giving guitar lessons over the Internet. He spent some time answering questions about how he does this and what it takes to start taking these lessons.

Question: What inspired you to start giving Internet lessons?

Chris Broderick: "Well, I was starting to get a lot of emails from people wishing they could take lessons [from me] but they lived in other states, making it too far for them. I also liked the idea of being able to still give lessons while touring. You could give them from local hotspots like Internet cafes and also from venues that the band is playing, I think it would be unique to get instruction from someone on the road and see what touring life is really like. I had seen online instruction before, but never in real time like personal lessons run, so as far as I know, I am the first to do this, and it was my idea. The funny thing is that when I initially ran this by some of my students who know a lot about computers, they said it wouldn't work, so I canned the idea for a while."

Q: What equipment would someone need to have to participate in a lesson this way?

CB: "Very little actually: a computer with DSL or cable Internet connection, which a lot of people have, and you also need a web cam, which costs about $20. All of the software my students and I use is free and works very well. Currently my favorite instant messenger is MSN, because you can make the image of the other person full screen, and it has good audio and minimal latency. For sending and receiving tabs and standard music notation, I use Powertab 1.7, which supports 7-string guitars.

Q: How many students do you give lessons to this way, and how is it working?

CB: "Well, I would like my students to respond to that, so you can head to my website and click on the lessons page and then student testimonials, or click on this link to read what they think. Currently, I have 11 students over the Internet, and it is working really well. Every once in a while the audio might drop out for a second, but it's very minimal and has the same feel of in-person lessons. One cool thing is you can record your lesson for future reference, and with Powertab you can listen to the assignments I give on your computer at any tempo. PT can also transpose into new keys and shift fingerings for you at the click of a button."

Q: How did your students find out about your Internet lessons?

CB: "Through a few sources, my web site and forum, my posts on the JAG PANZER website and forum, and also www.Blabbermouth.net who also ran the story for me."

Q: Are your students fans of the band, or did they find out about your lessons because of your technical prowess?

CB: "Some of both, I think. If you know about my playing, you know about JAG PANZER. A few people know about me through other guitar sites that host lead clips, but I would say 90% are fans of JAG PANZER."

Q: How would someone wanting to signup for lessons get in touch with you?

CB: "First, I recommend going to the lessons page on my web site, www.chrisbroderick.com, check it out, and then they can email me at brodericklessons@yahoo.com."

7/1/05Chris will be performing a slew of Festivals with Jag Panzer the next few months. The first is the BW&BK 6-Pack Weekend III in Cleveland, OH May 7th and 8th. The second is the Monterry Metal Fest, May 28th In Montery Mexico, Third is the Louder Harder Faster Festival in Allentown PA, June 3rd, and finally we can't forget the Bang Your Head Festival in Germany June 24th and 25th. Look for more tour news later in the summer!!!

5/2/05 Finally Internet lessons are a go!!! Chris has been experimenting with different IM services to provide online-lessons. Head to the lessons page for the latest details on how to sign up for quality instruction through the internet.

12/13/04 Chris is now living in the Los Angeles area and has a few more slots for additional students! Some of the various students he is currently teaching have styles ranging from, Classical, Flamenco, Metal, and Clasic rock. Please visit the lessons page for full details & also the contact page to schedule affordable private lessons.

6/20/05Updated the Lessons page by adding student testimonials for Chris' online lessons.

6/18/05 Updated the Gallery with pictures from the recent festivals Jag Panzer has played. More to follow the Bang your Head festival in Germany.

12/13/04Updated Video page. It now includes new footage from Chris Broderick's last guitar recital. Pieces include: Caprice No.7 Op 20, by Luigi Legnani and the Double from BWV 997 by J.S Bach. These are two of five classical pieces that will be included in Chris' instructional DVD.

11/28/04 Tutorial page updated with more video and has been renamed to video

11/28/04 New photos added to the image gallery

11/12/04 The "Audio" page has been added! This section of the website will feature various mp3's of Chris's playing.