Broderick Doesn't Share Mustaine And Ellefson's Christian Beliefs

Steve Patrick of Uweekly recently conducted an interview with Megadeth guitarist Chris Broderick.

Broderick Doesn't Share Mustaine And Ellefson's Christian Beliefs
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According to Blabbermouth.net, Steve Patrick of UWeekly recently conducted an interview with Megadeth guitarist Chris Broderick. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. UWeekly: "Th1rt3en" is your second album with Megadeth. How does it differ from "Endgame" in your opinion? Broderick: It was a night and day sort of difference for me. "Endgame" actually took a little while to record; we were dealing actually with the construction of the studio and a lot of things of that nature, so that took a while to record. It was my first CD that I recorded with Megadeth, so I didn't really know what to expect or how things were going to run. With "Th1rt3en", of course, that changed and I felt much more comfortable and kind of knew the process and all of that. Not to mention that the songs they almost wrote themselves. They just flowed right out. We had a two-month window to record and we were able to get it done in that time, so that's awesome. You've played with both James Lomenzo and David Ellefson in Megadeth. How are they different as bass players? Very different, actually. I think Ellefson... his playing, in my mind, is a little bit more like my playing in the sense that it has a really sharp attack to it. It's more guitar-istic in a way. It's very precise and very punctuated. Lomenzo is another awesome bass player. Definitely has more of that soul kind of sound... that vintage bass player kind of growl to his playing and a very cool tone. Much more, in a way, organic sounding. Different types of players and both very talented in their own right. It's just like comparing people's personalities. There is no better nor worse, there's only different. Do you know what prompted the decision to retool a couple earlier Megadeth demos ("New World Order" and "Millennium Of The Blind") for inclusion on the album? I really don't. The only thing I can guess is that maybe Dave had a vision for them that he didn't feel had been met up to this point. So, that would be the only conclusion that I could draw, but I didn't really have much to do with that decision. You've said in other interviews that you like this album because it sounds like a mini-history of Megadeth's whole career. Do you think reworking those demos helped contribute to that vibe? Yeah, absolutely. I think you can really hear the whole "Rust In Peace" vibe on those and they are the representation of "Rust In Peace" in my mind for this CD. If you look at like "Public Enemy No. 1" that's kinda like "Countdown To Extinction" kinda stuff. "Never Dead" would be like "Killing Is My Business..." and "Sudden Death" is like "Endgame". So I kind of have these songs that I've assigned to different CDs that for me are reminiscent of them. Both Mustaine and Ellefson are pretty vocal about their Christian beliefs; do you consider yourself to be a spiritual person as well? No, I'm agnostic... is what I would call myself. My biggest thing is I claim not to know and I don't try to superimpose my beliefs on anybody. They definitely have their beliefs and I think they serve them really well. "Th1rt3en" came out the same day as Metallica's experimental record with Lou Reed, "Lulu". Any thoughts on the fact that "Th1rt3en" is supposed to far exceed "Lulu" in sales? You know, I never want to try and speak for the fans. It's ultimately up to anybody who listens to our music to decide whether they like it or not... where their loyalties lie. I'm happy when it works out and maybe a little disappointed when it doesn't, but I can't make those kind of calls. It's ultimately... once you put it in the public domain it is up to the public to decide how it's perceived. Hope for the best, but that's as far as I would take it. Read the entire interview from Uweekly.

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    Skuzzmo
    Who the hell picks the headlines for UG??? Out of all that interview they focus on one small paragraph with a minor comment in to make the headline.... May be they should rename this site ultimate scandalmonger....
    moparhead
    Not to mention that the songs they almost wrote themselves.
    actually Dave wrote them
    IGotIssues
    Skuzzmo wrote: Who the hell picks the headlines for UG??? Out of all that interview they focus on one small paragraph with a minor comment in to make the headline.... May be they should rename this site ultimate scandalmonger....
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    metaliicaaaa
    Mobby32 wrote: Its nice to see another secularist in the metal world.
    I suggest you look up what agnostic means.
    CronoMagus
    I would say Sudden Death is more of a So Far, So Good kind of song. It sounds like it could be called Into the Lungs of Hell Part 2.
    Mobby32
    Never Dead" would be like "Killing Is My Business...
    I didnt hear it.
    rhs5110
    I would said never dead is more rust in peace than killing is my business
    stoltobot
    Christian metal is like Hal'al bacon. It's sad to say but my favourite artists did their best work under the influence of drugs and away from the influence of religion.
    DamnBastard1224
    Yeah I don't hear Killing is My Business in Never Dead at all. Hell I don't hear Killing is My Business in any Megadeth song anymore.
    KreepingDeth187
    Dynamight wrote: New World Order sounds like it belongs on Countdown to Extinction. Other than that, nothing in Thirteen sounds remotely reminiscent of anything up to Youthanasia.
    Actually New World Order WAS recorded for the Youthanasia record but wasn't released on the original track listing. A number of years ago I bought the re-mastered Youthanasia and New World Order was included as a B-side. It was crazy to hear it on 13. It came on and I thought, "I've heard this before" sure enough I checked my ipod and I already owned the song. They barely even changed anything in the version on Th1rt3en. Also on the re-mastered Countdown to Extinction theres a B-side called Crown of Worms. That woulda been cool to re-do for Th1rt3en
    thrashmonkey
    Th1rt3en was a little bit of a letdown for me. I heard the 3 singles (Public Enemy, Never Dead, Whose Life) and I thought it was going to be awesome, the best thing they've done since Countdown. Turns out the singles were the 3 best songs on the record.
    Dynamight
    New World Order sounds like it belongs on Countdown to Extinction. Other than that, nothing in Thirteen sounds remotely reminiscent of anything up to Youthanasia.
    Minivirus2
    Mobby32 wrote: Never Dead" would be like "Killing Is My Business... I didnt hear it.
    It would be pretty difficult recreating the same sound with a ~25 year change in Mustiane's voice. That said, I can hear it in the main riff, otherwise, just another Megadeth song from the 2000's.
    queenslander47
    Spartan101400 wrote: Title shoud read: "Megadeth Guitarists' thoughts on TH1RT3EN"
    For accuracy sake yes, but that's not going to get as many clicks as the one they put up. And believe it or not that DOES matter.
    brianfallen97
    I really don't think that this title should be about Christian beliefs cuz it only mentions it for like two sentences. But Broderick, Christian or not, is a really cool guy for not bagging on anyone.
    krakkrox
    brianfallen97 wrote: I really don't think that this title should be about Christian beliefs cuz it only mentions it for like two sentences. But Broderick, Christian or not, is a really cool guy for not bagging on anyone.
    Very typical out-of-context media bullshit headline here, eh-eh-eh, ug, i shake my finger at you. I got nervous like that could suggest inner tension in megadeth, but realized before reading even the nature of it, just your every-day misleading*GASP*-causer.