Fuse conducted an interview with LAMB OF GOD drummer Chris Adlerand guitarist Mark Morton at this year’s Rock On The Range festival, which took place May 17-19 at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.
In the wake of LAMB OF GOD frontman Randy Blythe‘s recent acquittal after a fan death in the Czech Republic, Adler and Morton discussed safety at shows and emphasized how important it is for fans to have fun without getting hurt.
Chris: “Since I’ve been growing up, it’s been a common practice — stage diving and stuff like that. And we just see more and more people getting hurt doing that kind of thing, and whether it’s the band, the security, the barricades, the venue… whatever it is… there’s so many random pieces to the puzzle that could end up with loss of life, which is what we had; it happened to us. So it’s not that we wanna change the show — we can’t just stop people from stage diving for the rest of eternity; it’s not what we’re trying to do. But I think that when you come into a show, you need to know that you need to be responsible for your own actions and you need to think about what you’re doing.”
Mark: “Based on that experience, I think it just underscores, probably for all of us, the need for everyone just to be safe at shows and to look out for each other. It’s scary that there’s situations that people can get hurt in. Randy mentions it on stage a little more, trying to keep everyone aware of it. We’re all there to have a good time. It’s about having fun; it’s not about getting hurt, that’s for sure.”
A clip from the interview is available below.
You can watch the full chat tonight (Tuesday, May 21) at 8/7c on Fuse.