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Chris Adler discusses his relationship with Lamb of God members

Posted by on October 30, 2019

After months of silence, Chris Adler has finally addressed his departure from Lamb of God. In an interview with Elliot in the Morning, the former Lamb of God drummer has further elaborated on his exit. 

Adler revealed things are a bit “weird” between him and his brother, Willie Adler (Lamb of God guitarist), stating:  

“[Willie and I have] done it together. I wouldn’t call it a family business, but it’s kind of a cottage industry that we’ve put together, and it’s just unfortunate that we weren’t able to see eye-to-eye on it.”

As the interview continued, Adler explained how the relationship with his brother is “friendly,”

“It is. You know, it’s blood. It’s kind of one of those things, and not that this is the case, but with family, there is a level of disrespect that’s somehow tolerated, [where] it wouldn’t be with friends or whatever. And I don’t think there’s any real disrespect going on here in either direction. So, yeah, we’re gonna be fine.”

However, his response on the other members of the band was a bit different:

“We’ve spent 26 years in a bus, a train, a plane. There’s not much left to talk about. We’ve explored our friendships to the fullest.”

Based on his recent statement for leaving the band, Adler was asked if “unwilling to paint numbers” meant that he felt the band were lacking in creativity: 

“I didn’t necessarily mean that at all. In fact, everybody in the band is very, very creative people and I’m sure the new music’s gonna be great. They’re pushing the boundaries of the genre, and I have no doubt that it’s gonna be awesome. What I meant was that I had a dream when I was 14 years old, and I’ve been very fortunate to go around the world several times, and we’ve played the arenas, we’ve had the headline slots, we’ve kind of done everything there is to do, and I just don’t really feel the need to continue to do it and miss time from my family.”

Adler later expressed saying how he has no intention to stop playing the drums:

“No, I’m definitely not stopping [playing drums]. I absolutely love playing the drums. I do two things well, and one of them is drums. So I’m sticking with it, for sure. And I look forward to any kind of other opportunities that may arise in doing it; I just don’t need to spend six months a year playing the same places I have for the past 20 years.”

 

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