Former Megadeth drummer Shawn Drover spoke in an interview with Talking Metal and explained why he left Megadeth. He also descriped his thoughts about Dave Mustaine.

Here’s the statement:

I was very good friends with him for 10 years, and at a certain point, I just wanted to move on and express my own musical vision and do the things I wanted to do before I got too old.

I’m not a spring chicken — I’m 51 years old — so I just started to think if I want to do something, the clock’s ticking here. Oddly enough, Chris was kind of thinking the same thing, so we just made a decision: why don’t we do our own thing?

I let Chris Broderick and Dave Ellefson know that I’d left. I quit first, and Chris pretty much did it almost right away as well, so it was kind of a double whammy.

I let him know what I was wanting to do. I wanted to get right back at it and express my own musical vision, and he was, like, ‘I was thinking about the same thing.’

You can listen entire interview from here.