In an interview for Andrew Haug Radio, former Lamb of God drummer Chris Adler revealed the real reason for his split from the band and put an end to rumors about its connection to Megadeth.
As you might remember, the former Lamb of God drummer Chris Adler was also a member of the heavy metal band Megadeth between the years 2015-2017. He played on Megadeth’s 2016 studio release ‘Dystopia‘ and two years later Chris won his first Grammy award for his performance. His success with Megadeth raised the questions of whether this annoyed the members of Lamb of God and caused his split from the band.
However, in late 2017, Chris had a motorcycle accident which he revealed a year later in 2018. His physical therapy treatment prevented him from touring with Lamb of God in 2018 which eventually led Art Cruz‘s recruiting to fill in for Chris.
During the conversation with the radio host Andrew Haugh for his Youtube show, Chris revealed the details of his split from the band.
“I think everybody parted on good terms. I’m really excited to hear their new record, which also happens to be coming out today. So I’m thrilled to hear what’s going on with them. I’m sure they’re doing very well.
I left my drum throne in good hands with Art, who has been a friend. I think I met Art when he was 17 years old – I’ve got a picture of me and him standing outside the bus when he stood there waiting for an autograph. So he and I have been friends for a long time.
And, obviously, the guys in the band are – not only family but became great friends over 25 years. And it was quite a career that we had.
It didn’t end – I don’t think anybody from either side would say it ended really particularly well in that I think we all hoped and dreamed and wanted all the same thing but just couldn’t seem to get ourselves on the same page, for whatever reason.
As much as I loved doing what I was doing, it certainly seems like it was kind of a good time to maybe step away. And I think everybody wins in that regard. And I wish the best for them, and I’m sure they do… You have to speak to them – I’m not sure – but I hope they do for me.”
Furthermore, Chris put an end to the rumors about the connection between his performance with Megadeth and his split:
“I didn’t leave because I didn’t want to be involved with music or play the drums. I didn’t leave the band because I was wanting to do something too heavy or too light or anything like that.
It was just kind of a mutual crossroads – the shoe didn’t fit anymore on either side.
I’m happy to have had been a part of it. I think if I was in that band, I would be pushing even further than what we’ve ever done before.”
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