Dave Mustaine Asked Lamb Of God’s Chris Adler To Officially Join Megadeth


Given his commitments to Lamb Of God, drummer Chris Adler‘s involvement in Megadeth was thought to only be limited to the studio environment. Not so says, Adler, who hopes to be able to balance his roles in both outfits. Speaking to MetalSucks, Adler said of his role in Megadeth:

“It was widely reported, when this all first went down, that I was gonna be the session guy for the record, and that really never came from me or from Dave. I think it was just assumed, because Lamb is doing fairly well, and we have a record coming out, and nobody is in jail currently, so I think everybody thought that it would just be a session deal. And I think that’s probably fairly accurate in the long run. But I’d really like to work it out.

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I’d really love to play drums in Megadeth. I can’t do that instead of Lamb, so the two have to be, kind of, massaged, and I don’t know if that’s possible. And if it’s not, obviously, I’m gonna stay with Lamb Of God, because that’s my baby. But I would absolutely love to do it. So, yeah, on my bucket list?! Record an album with Megadeth. Also on that list: play some shows with Megadeth. So, if I can hold on to this, if I can keep it going for a little while, I definitely wanna do it. And Dave has asked me repeatedly: ‘Please become a member of the band.’ I would love to take him up on that offer, but I’ve got my own project. And that’s what I told him.

I was, like, ‘Megadeth is your baby, and Lamb Of God is mine, and if we can make both work, I’d love to do this with you, ’cause I love Megadeth and I want you to win. And I know there’s a lot of people out there that give you a hard time, and that’s just because you’re the guy that changed the world with your guitar, so it’s easy to pick on the king. But I still want you to win, so I wanna be involved, and I’ll help you in any and every way that I can.”

Lamb Of God are on course to release their new album “VII: Sturm Und Drang” on July 24th. Release details for Megadeth‘s new album, which Adler recorded the drums for, have yet to be unveiled. Despite the conflicts, Adler will be behind the kit for at least one live show with Megadeth. He is scheduled to perform with them at the ‘Festival d’ete de Quebec‘ on July 18th in Quebec City, QC.

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