Chris Adler would absolutely love to join Megadeth full time, but…

Posted by on June 16, 2015

In a recent interview on the MetalSucks Podcast, Lamb of God drummer Chris Adler had some curious, and hope inspiring, words about the possibility of playing more shows with Megadeth. While it was reported from early on that the Lamb of God drummer would only be joining up with Megadeth to play on the upcoming album, they also recently announced that he would be playing at least one show with the band. This has led to some hope about more shows, and Chris had this to say on the topic:

“It was widely reported, when this all first went down, that I was gonna be the session guy for the [new MEGADETH] record, and that really never came from me or from [MEGADETH mainman] Dave [Mustaine]. 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. 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.”
On the possibility of Adler playing for both:
“It’s not gonna be up to me. I’ve gotta let that play itself out. I’m certainly not gonna steer LAMB OF GOD in any direction. I think it’s gotta make sense for everybody, if we are gonna do some touring together. There is, actually, some stuff being talked about, currently, for later on in the year. So there is more than this one show in July [on July 18 at the Festival D’été De Québec in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada] that I’m talking to them about doing, and I would really love to be involved further down the road. It just can’t… I promised the guys in LAMB that it won’t get in the way, and I don’t want it to get in the way. LAMB is my priority.”
And it turns out, it’s all because he has a wife, kid, and a life to live.
“It’s tough, man, because I think, really… If I was single, I’d figure it out, but, you know, I’m married, I’ve got a kid. I need [my wife and my kid], [and] they need me. The LAMB OF GOD schedule from here, starting, literally, today, as we’re heading over to Munich [Germany], for the next twelve to eighteen months, is gonna be pretty gnarly, as far as touring goes, being home… or not being home, I should say. So to add another full-time legacy act to that would be devastating on the home front. So, we’re just gonna have to see how it goes.”
You can listen to the whole episode below or here.

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