Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe has no patience for guitar solos

Posted by on August 17, 2015

Lamb of God’s vii: Sturm und Drang is on track to be the highest-selling metal album released in 2015, having sold over 60,00 copies in a little over two weeks. But don’t ask frontman Randy Blythe about the guitar solos on it or any other metal, for that matter. In a recent interview with exclaim.ca, Blythe said that he doesn’t care about guitar solos one way or the other:

“No offence to my dudes, or any other guitar players out there, but when I hear solos, I really don’t pay attention to them. I honestly don’t. There are only a few solos that I’m like, ‘That is freaking awesome!’ Most of the time it sounds like jerking off to me. I’m a riff kind of dude. I come from the punk rock school. I don’t care about noodling.”

Right now, if you listen really hard, you can hear the sound of hearts breaking at Guitar Centers the country over. Then again, there are plenty of other musicians, producers and record labels that are way more concerned with guitar solos than anyone singing, whether it’s with clean vocals for the first time or now. If you want to see Mark Morton and Willie Adler jerk off on tour with Slipknot, Bullet for my Valentine and Motionless in White, you’ve still got nine more chances to do it:

08/19 Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
08/24 Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
08/26 Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion
08/28 Las Vegas, NV – MGM Resort Festival
08/29 Phoenix, AZ – AK-Chin Pavilion
08/30 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
09/02 Austin, TX – Austion 360 Amphitheater
09/04 Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
09/05 Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion

[via Metal Injection]


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