Remember a few months ago when we posted a pic and footage of Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe and Testament’s Alex Skolnick screwing around on an iPad? Skolnick called it “experimental iPad music,” and nobody really knew what was going to come of it. We’re not sure if this is the same thing, but in an interview with Radio.com, Blythe let slip that after his book, Dark Days, is finished, he’ll continue working on a piece of music for the Richmond Ballet (!).
I’m actually doing a piece of music for the Richmond Ballet, their New Works Festival, my buddy is choreographing that, he’s a professional ballet dancer, I’m composing that right now. I’m not a pianist or anything, but I have the ear to write music. I can’t play guitar or whatever, but with the way digital editing is, you can compose little tiny bits at a time. It’s a lot of fun and I think I’m going to get my buddy Alex Skolnick from Testament to lay some atmospheric guitar tracks on that, and we’ll be in the ballet world!
Again, there’s no word on whether or not what Skolnick was doing with Blythe back in November is related to Blythe’s piece, but it’ll be fascinating to hear what ultimately comes out. Skolnick has dabbled in multiple genres, whether it’s jazz with the Alex Skolnick Trio, or flamenco with Rodrigo y Gabriela. This would be Blythe’s first foray into non-metal, and we can’t wait to hear what the onetime singer of Burn the Priest can do to a more genteel audience.