Lamb Of God's Chris Adler

Chris Adler Speaks On His “Weird” Current Relationship With Lamb Of God Members


Former Lamb Of God drummer Chris Adler recently publicly addressed his exit from the band, issuing this statement which seemed to suggest that his departure was not his choice and had emerged amid creative differences. In a new interview with ‘Elliot In The Morning‘, Adler further explained the matter, stating that things are indeed currently ‘weird’ between him and his brother, Lamb Of God guitarist Willie Adler:

“[Willie and I have] done it together. I wouldn’t call it a family business, but it’s kind of a cottage industry that we’ve put together, and it’s just unfortunate that we weren’t able to see eye-to-eye on it.”

Upon further being pressed on if the relationship the siblings have is ‘friendly’, he replied:

“It is. You know, it’s blood. It’s kind of one of those things, and not that this is the case, but with family, there is a level of disrespect that’s somehow tolerated, [where] it wouldn’t be with friends or whatever. And I don’t think there’s any real disrespect going on here in either direction. So, yeah, we’re gonna be fine.”

As for the other members of the band, he stated:

“We’ve spent 26 years in a bus, a train, a plane. There’s not much left to talk about. We’ve explored our friendships to the fullest.”

When asked if the comment he made about being “unwilling to paint by numbers” in his statement referred to limits on the band’s creativity, he replied:

“I didn’t necessarily mean that at all. In fact, everybody in the band is very, very creative people and I’m sure the new music’s gonna be great. They’re pushing the boundaries of the genre, and I have no doubt that it’s gonna be awesome. What I meant was that I had a dream when I was 14 years old, and I’ve been very fortunate to go around the world several times, and we’ve played the arenas, we’ve had the headline slots, we’ve kind of done everything there is to do, and I just don’t really feel the need to continue to do it and miss time from my family.”

While Adler intends to continue making music it seems that prolonged touring is no longer in the cards, as he offered:

“No, I’m definitely not stopping [playing drums]. I absolutely love playing the drums. I do two things well, and one of them is drums. So I’m sticking with it, for sure. And I look forward to any kind of other opportunities that may arise in doing it; I just don’t need to spend six months a year playing the same places I have for the past 20 years.”

Amid Adler‘s current interests are his management company Kintsugi Management and his artwork. He’s also been working on a 1970’s Oakland Raiders-theme based album with Kyle Thomas and another musician identified as Myrone.

Following an extended absence from performing live with Lamb Of God, Adler was replaced earlier this year by Winds Of Plague drummer Art Cruz.

Listen to “EITM: Chris Adler 10/28/19” on Spreaker.
[via Blabbermouth]

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