LAMB OF GOD singer Randy Blythe says that he is “happy” that the band’s drummer, Chris Adler, is getting a chance to fulfill a childhood dream of making an album with MEGADETH.
Adler‘s involvement with MEGADETH was exclusively reported by BLABBERMOUTH.NET as a “rumor” on March 14 and was officially announced more than two weeks later. The collaboration is limited to studio work only, and Adler is not expected to join MEGADETH on the road to promote the band’s new CD, which is currently being recorded at Lattitude Studio South in Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee.
During an appearance on SiriusXM‘s Liquid Metal with host Jose Mangin earlier today (Friday, May 1), Blythe was asked how he felt about Chris playing with MEGADETH. He responded: “Chris is a big MEGADETH fan, you know. He’s a huge MEGADETH fan. So, you know, [MEGADETH mainman Dave] Mustaine, I guess, needed a drummer. And he asked him. And Chris sent us this very typical Chris e-mail, like, ‘Hey, guys, by the way, if Daveneeds a drummer, is this gonna bother you? It won’t interfere [with any LAMB OF GODactivities].’ We’re all, like, ‘Go be in MEGADETH for a little bit, dude.'”
He continued: “I hope if, like, the BAD BRAINS or the SEX PISTOLS called me [and asked me], ‘Hey, do you wanna do something?’ [the other guys in LAMB OF GOD] wouldn’t be, like, ‘No, you can’t do that.’ No, fuck that!”
Randy went on to say: “It’s funny, ’cause fans are, like, hitting me up on Instagram or sending me messages… A friend of mine lives in Tennessee, and he’s, like, ‘Is Chris withMustaine at a hockey game right now?’ And I’m, like, ‘I don’t know.’ And then he sends me this picture, and apparently him and Mustaine went to a hockey game and they got to, like, ring the horn together or something. And then somebody else put up a picture of him andMustaine, like, eating tacos together. And it’s, like, this whole little journey of Chris.”
He added: “I hope he’s having a good time with Dave. I just… I want the stories when he comes back; that’s all I want. That’s all he has to do — is give me some stories.
“I think he’s having a good time. I think they’re doing… From what I understand, I think he’s having a good time. And I’m happy for him.”
In a statement, Mustaine called Chris “a tremendous talent” and “an amazing person” who is “going to bring a new level of excitement and energy to MEGADETH that the fans are going to lose their minds over.”
Adler was equally excited about playing with MEGADETH, saying: “I’m coming into this on fire. There is an incredible amount of respect, but the goal here is to make the very best thrash album we can — not just throw names in the CD booklet or be a ‘yes’ man. Together, I believe we can do something very special.”