In a surprise move, the following message has been posted at the official MEGADETH website: “Nick Menza has been replaced in the lineup for the upcoming Megadeth tour. In his place will be Shawn Drover (EIDOLON). We look forward to the upcoming tour with Sean and wish Nick best of luck in his next endeavor.” Shawn now joins his brother Glen (Eidolon/DIMENSION INFINITE/ex-KING DIAMOND), who was announced as Megadeth’s new guitarist in September. The current Megadeth lineup is rounded off by bassist James MacDonough (ex-ICED EARTH). More news surrounding the Drover injection in Megadeth will follow.
It does rather seem that Dave is attempting to cut as many links to the past versions of his band as possible. Check Megadeth’s official site for more news on this latest change in line-up. News found via Hard News.