We are all aware about Chris Adler’s part on Megadeth’s upcoming album but no one was certain if Adler was ever gonna play live with Mustaine and company, considering he’s still part of Lamb of God. It was assumed that with his tour commitments to Lamb of God and the fact that Megadeth hadn’t really announced much in the way of live shows, that there wouldn’t be all that many, if any, live shows with Adler behind the kit. Well, the speculations just came to an end today:
The way Adler speaks of this show seems to be as it will be a rare occurrence to have him play live with Megadeth and that’s completely reasonable considering Lamb of God is about to hit the road with Slipknot this July, to support their upcoming release VII: Sturm und Drang but unless Megadeth set to do a full blown tour, It’s very likely we will see Adler joining them on stage more than just this occasion.
When speaking to Rolling Stone, Mustaine mentioned about having ” a drummer committed to our dates so far this year.” but hasn’t announced anyone officially so far, therefore, we can’t be sure if he actually meant Adler or someone else. On the other hand, David Ellefson discussed about having Adler playing live for them a few weeks ago at Comicpalooza in Houston, TX:
“Chris [Adler] is such a fan of MEGADETH. Chris playing with MEGADETH would be like me joining KISS. We’re, like, his favorite band ever and the band that got him into music. I mean, he’s so humbly appreciative of the opportunity and being part of this. And so, anyway, we’ve talked about shows coming up, [and] Chris was, like, ‘Dude, I’ll move anything I can anywhere to try to make it happen; I just wanna play with MEGADETH.’ He may play one show with us and go, ‘That’s it. I’m done. I don’t ever wanna do that again.’ So we’ll find out as it’s coming up. But the goal is Chris would like to play with us as much as possible. And we are still looking to where is the best time to release this new [MEGADETH] record, so as we’re looking at some dates coming up, they’re not necessarily predicated on the new album being out. And I guess it’s kind of cool thing with MEGADETH — we can play shows and not necessarily have to have a new album to go play those [dates].”
So there’s that. It’s hard to imagine Lamb of God wanting to let their drummer play all that many shows with Megadeth. If this had been last year, when Lamb of God was more or less off the road, it might have made more sense for him to pull a Mike Portnoy and tour with them, but if Megadeth are planning on playing any more shows between the end of July and the beginning of September, they might want to find a replacement drummer. Mustaine has already hinted that he’s found someone, but we’ll have to wait to see who that is, apparently.
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