During the recent interview with The Metal Teddy Bear Experience, Lamb Of God’s iconic vocalist Randy Blythe revealed his thoughts about the potential retirements of the legendary bands like Metallica and Iron Maiden.

In the conversation, Randy stated that these bands will not go anywhere until they can no longer play live. Also, he said that Metallica is eternal in the metal music community, and will never be forgotten. Especially with having one of the most legendary frontmen of all time, James Hetfield.

Furthermore, Randy explained why there would never be bands like Metallica and Iron Maiden, by saying that these bands are the progenitors of the metal music we listen to today.

Interviewer asked:

“What is the next band you think will take the torch and be another legacy band?”

Here is what Randy Blythe said:

“I have no idea. I don’t know if Metallica is going anywhere. I think you’re starting with a faulty supposition.

I don’t know if Iron Maiden is going anywhere. And we aren’t going anywhere; I mean, we have another good while in us. I really don’t think Metallica is going anywhere, bro.

I think they’re kind of eternal; it’s what they do. And eventually, we’ll all stop, yes — eventually. When I can no longer do what I need to do live, which is physically exhausting.

Nobody wants to see me stand up there like a lounge singer — I’m not that pretty — so I’ve gotta be a maniac.”

He continued:

“I don’t know who would be the next legacy bands. I mean, I love Gojira — they just get better, better and better. But they’re not that much younger than us, I don’t think. They’ve been doing it a good long while.

So I have no idea — I have zero clue. I will say I don’t think there’s ever gonna be any more Metallica’s or Maiden’s because it was a different time, and there was a whole lot less music then.

And these were kind of like progenitors of the type of music we play, and there weren’t that many of them, so a few bands really stood out. Now there’s a bazillion freaking bands.”

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