Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine Says Chris Adler Has “Nothing To Do With Us Anymore”


It looks as though Lamb Of God drummer Chris Adler‘s involvement in Megadeth has come to an end. During a recent interview as part of a press conference in Tel Aviv, Israel, band frontman/guitarist Dave Mustaine seemingly spelled out Adler‘s end in the band. According to Machine Music, the following exchange took place:

The band has its fair share of staff reshuffles along the way, a long-running band so it’s natural for that to happen, have you found that your attitude toward that, toward welcoming new people in, the consideration you take into who you want to join the band, has that changed over the years? With Chris and Kiko in the band, do you have other things in mind as to what you’re looking for? Personal chemistry, musical chemistry?

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Mustaine: If you’re in the presence of greatness, it’s shameful not to allow that to be great. But let me back up though: Chris Adler is not in Megadeth, he’s in Lamb of God. He was a session guy, he was what you could call work for hire. And he has nothing to do with us anymore, and he is with his band. I am very grateful for his contributions, I’m grateful for him introducing us to Dirk. We still haven’t announced who our new drummer is going to be, it won’t be Chris Adler, because he’s in Lamb of God.

As far as having new guys in the band, as you grow up you have a choice either to learn from your mistakes or you’re destined to repeat them. And a lot of the things that I do, because of the nature of who I am, every move that I make is chronicled. There are a couple of websites in particular that would go under if it wasn’t for me, because they survive off of posting every breath I take.”

Previously Adler had been playing with the band when his touring schedule had allowed, having also handled the drums on their latest album, “Dystopia“. Currently the group are performing with Soilwork drummer Dirk Verbeuren.

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