Mitch Gallagher of “The Sweetwater Minute” conducted an interview with MEGADETH guitarist Chris Broderick on October 20, 2011 at Sweetwater in Fort Wayne, Indiana. You can now watch the 20-minute chat below.
The Colorado-bred Broderick is not only a formidable shred guitarist, but also an extraordinary musician in a much wider sense. He started playing at age 10, studying guitar, voice, violin and piano, and eagerly devoured a wealth of diverse musical influences extending well beyond rock into classical, jazz, blues and country forms. He earned a degree in classical guitar performance from the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music, and he himself has taught guitar for more than a dozen years.
Broderick joined MEGADETH in early 2008. His molten guitar work has contributed to the band’s current revitalization, including 2009’s “Endgame” and 2011’s “TH1RT3EN” albums, the “American Carnage” and “Rust in Peace” 20th-anniversary tours, and the summer 2010 and 2011 Sonisphere festival shows in Europe that featured several metallically historic “Big Four” shows.