ACT OF DEFIANCE/Ex-MEGADETH Guitarist CHRIS BRODERICK: Watch Highlights Of Replay Guitar Exchange Clinic
January 21, 2017
Replay Guitar Exchange, a Tampa, Florida store that specializes in new, pre-owned and vintage guitars and professional sound equipment, hosted a free guitar clinic by former MEGADETH and current ACT OF DEFIANCE guitarist Chris Broderick on November 18, 2016. Some of the highlights of the event can be seen in the YouTube clip below.
The store, described by Ray Roa, music critic for Creative Loafing, as "one of the most happening music stores in Tampa," is becoming well known for hosting bands, musicians, guitar workshops and demos on its house stage.
When the team at Replay reached out to Chris about performing in Tampa, he agreed to the opportunity right away. He said: "I am extremely excited and honored to be offering a clinic at Replay Guitar Exchange. It's one of the few independent music stores that caterers to musicians and they're not just about making the next sale."
In addition to Broderick, ACT OF DEFIANCE features former MEGADETH drummer Shawn Drover, ex-SCAR THE MARTYR singer Henry Derek Bonner and SHADOWS FALL's Matt Bachand (bass).
ACT OF DEFIANCE is continuing work on material for its sophomore album, tentatively due before the end of the year.
The band's debut disc, "Birth And The Burial", was released on August 21, 2015 via Metal Blade Records.
Broderick told Maximum Threshold Radio last year that he was "really excited to be able to have the full band contributing equally" to the songwriting process for the next ACT OF DEFIANCE album. He explained: "Because Matt was such a late addition to the band, all he got to do is record his bass lines [for 2015's 'Birth And The Burial' effort]. So he'll be able to write on this CD, and then we kind of know each other a lot better now than we did, and so we kind of know how to contribute with each other. It's more of a working relationship, whereas last time it was, 'All right, here's our format. This is the way we're gonna do it, because we've gotta get it out.'"
Chris also talked about the importance of getting everybody's input and allowing every musician to contribute his ideas to the final product. He said: "The main thing is not to bicker and argue. I think you have to put your ego aside and just realize that everybody's opinion is valid. There is no one best way to write a song or to make a band the way that the band should come across or the way that people should act. It's not for any one of us to try and do that."
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