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Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe: “Metallica is over there”

Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe revealed his thoughts about Metallica. He also added how LOG acted when they were touring with them.

There is an old history between these two metal bands. Back in 2009, Lamb Of God joined to support Metallica with Volbeat on their upcoming North American tour. He is a singer and songwriter, best known as the frontman of the Lamb of God. He has also performed guest vocals for Cannibal Corpse, Overkill, Gojira, Eyehategod, Bad Brains, Soulfly, and Clutch, Suicide Silence, and is the lead vocalist of his side-project band Halo of Locusts.

During an interview on I Ask No One With Kevin Re, he asked Randy Blythe how the advice was from Metallica’s James Hetfield:

“James [Hetfield] is a cool dude. I got sober on a Metallica tour [2009] – in Australia. And I’ll just say that James Hetfield helped me out a lot with that. Actually, four of five guys on Metallica’s crew were sober. Three of us actually got sober on that tour and have been sober to this day. And that was over 10 years ago. James is a good dude, man. The last time I saw James was in Oakland when we took C.O.C. out and James showed up and played a song with C.O.C. He hung out for a little bit. He had driven a Tesla – he had this super-fast fuckin’… He’s like a gearhead.

We were backstage at this place in Oakland, and I was, like, ‘Woah! That’s a fucking expensive-looking car. I wonder whose car that is.’ And then somebody went, ‘Oh, that’s James’.’ And I was like, ‘Duh.’ He’s a total gearhead. He’s a good guy, man – a really good guy with a really good heart. I love him to death.

All the guys in Metallica were nothing but absolutely lovely to us – absolutely lovely. People will be talking shit about their later music or whatever, and it’s like, ‘Did you write ‘Master of Puppets’? No, you did not. Shut the fuck up.’ Do you know what I mean? Or, ‘Did you write any classic records that will go down in rock ‘n’ roll history? No, you did not. They did. So shut the fuck up.’

How the feeling was about the opening act for Metallica:

“Metallica does not have to carry anyone out as openers. Their shows sell out before the openers are announced. They don’t have to do that. They carry bands out that they wanna give a shot to. And you’re definitely playing to a Metallica crowd when you are, so you’ve gotta keep that cognizant – these people are there to see Metallica, so you’d better bring your fucking A-game.

But they’re super fucking cool, and it’s not like when you’re backstage where it’s like, ‘Oh, Metallica is over there. Don’t look at them,’ or whatever. It’s, like, you see ’em, they’re just regular fucking human beings.”

You can also order Lamb of God’s latest album here.

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8 Comments

  1. Jesus Christ Metallica fans are annoying. No one has to like your poser band FFS. Everyone talks these assholes up, have to mention a 35 year old album to do so, and ignores the 30 years of pop rock these goddamn posers made. Once they ran out of Mustaine’s licks, they couldn’t write metal anymore.

    And why the fuck does the guy from Lamb of God think he can tell anyone to shut up? Name the top ten most annoying talentless pop artists from the last 10 years. THEY ALL OUTSOLD LAMB OF GOD. Seriously this is a singer for a hardcore band? The dead genre? His band sucks, his genre sucks, Lamb of God needs music lessons so maybe one day they’ll write a musical phrase worth listening to.

    Metallica: Meh band overstated. Metallica Fans: Goddamn troglodytes THERE’S OTHER BANDS IN THE WORLD.

    Oh, and in 2003 when they toured in my town with Lamb of God, was that a golden opportunity for a ban d that didn’t need it? Fucking clownshoe.

    1. Who hurt you? But seriously, LoG isn’t hardcore… that fact alone, discredits any valid point you were trying to make.

  2. well said. Randy’s disdain is always so misjudged and then he gets grumpy when people react to his drivel. People have the right to have whatever opinions they hold and yet he wants to tell people how to feel about it? He’s a knob.

  3. Name one metal band that’s music hasn’t been influenced by Metallica? You want call them poser why? Because they had the balls to change with the time to try something different with the black album. One of the best selling albums of all time. Someone said that they couldn’t write metal music after they ran out mustains music. Sorry to say this mustains Career couldn’t hold the jock of Metallica’s. Besides Dave was out of the band 83 it’s fucking 2021. Kill’em all came out 83 they have had 9 albums since then. Mega death has pumped what over 20 albums and had how many hits off all those albums! I’m not bashing Mega death I like the music too. But to bash Metallica because of something happened 37 years ago is foolish. You can like the band or not and still respect what they did for metal music.

  4. Fist off Metallica is one of the best live bands there is, they paved the way for so many big name acts such as Pantera, Slayer, and even Megadeth too, remember we live in a free country and if you don’t like a band for whatever pompous reason then that’s your prerogative, Randy was defending Metallica because he knows his band is part of that massive list of bands that pay homage to the almighty metal machine Metallica. Metallica has brought this world just a little closer together in metal music. Robb Flynn will tell you about Metallica too, don’t get him started Pumper. Peace and love peace and love.

  5. Lol, Sir Pumpernickel, with a handle like that, I’m wondering what you really know about metal in general, let alone great metal ????????????????, bahahaha, who’s your partner, Lady fluff a lot?
    Peace, love n respect

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