‘Megadeth’ Guitarist ‘Chris Broderick’ Discusses Upcoming Hometown Show In New Interview


Megadeth guitarist Chris Broderick recently spoke with Brandon Marshall at Denver-based Westword.com. An excerpt from the interview is available below:

Westword: You will be making your second appearance at the Fillmore with Megadeth on February 28. Do you feel a certain pride when playing in front of a hometown crowd?

Broderick: “I would call it more pressure than pride (laughs).” 

Westword: With Megadeth, you’ve circled the globe several times. How does the Denver audience compare to the rest of the world?

Broderick: “They’ve been awesome. The funny thing is, though, I used to generalize like that and would say, “They’re over the top” or “This place is really mellow” and stuff like that. But I’ve been through multiple places enough times, and it kinda depends on what time you go through. Sometimes a place is really over the top, and sometimes it’s really mellow. So I can’t really attribute it to any particular place.”

Westword: What was the experience like to play a sold-out show at Comfort Dental Amphitheatre in front of 19,000 people while Megadeth was on the Mayhem tour? For you, that must have been an overwhelming experience.

Broderick: “The funny thing about it was not only was there stress involved, but the stress that we were recording that show for a couple of singles that we were going to put on an import. Not only was it my hometown, with my friends and family there and 19,000 other people and fans, but we were recording it, as well. It definitely had a little bit of stress involved, but it was cool.”

Click here for the complete interview. 


Megadeth was among the nominees for the 54th annual Grammy Awards, which was held on February 12 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The band’s tenth Grammy nomination was for its new single, Public Enemy No. 1, off Megadeth’s latest album, Th1rt3en, which came out on November 1, 2011. Read our recently posted review here.

Public Enemy No. 1 actually marked the second Grammy nomination for music from Th1rt3en, as the song Sudden Death was first unveiled in the 2010 video game Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock and received a Best Metal Performance nod.

Gigantour 2012 tour dates:

Sun 2/26 Albuquerque, NM Tingley Coliseum
Tue 2/28 Denver, CO The Fillmore Auditorium
Mar 01 Dallas, TX The Palladium
Mar 02 Houston, TX Verizon Wireless Theater
Mar 03 Austin, TX ACL Live at The Moody Theater

Megadeth and Rob Zombie have just announced a co-headlining tour guaranteed to raise the temperature on the planet. The trek, which marks the first time the two bands have toured together, kicks off Friday, May 11 in Holmdel, New JerseyJ and encompasses high-profile appearances at several rock festivals, including M3 Rock FestivalRock On The Range and wraps Saturday, May 26 at Rocklahoma. Dates and locations can be found here.

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‘Megadeth’s’ ‘David Ellefson’ Is Studying to Become a Pastor [Jan. 2012]
‘David Ellefson’: ‘Dave Mustaine’ And I Study Scripture Together [Feb. 2012]
 ‘Megadeth’ Michigan Acoustic-Performance Footage Available [Feb. 2012]
 ’Dave Mustaine’ Opposes Gay Marriage [Feb. 2012]
Megadeth – Th1rt3en [CD review]
 ‘Megadeth’ & ‘Rob Zombie’ Announce Co-Headlining Tour [Feb. 2012]

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