During an appearance on “Elliot In The Morning,” former LAMB OF GOD drummer Chris Adler talked how his exit from the band reflected on relationship with his brother Willie, who is guitarist for LAMB OF GOD.
When asked if it’s “weird” between him and the Willie after the departure from the band, he answered “Yes” and added: “[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.”
When asked if things are still “friendly,” he replied: “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.”
Speaking about the relationship with other LAMB OF GOD members, Chris said: “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.”
Chris recently had issued a statement regarding his exit from LAMB OF GOD which happened this past July.
“I feel it is time to address the many questions being asked about my departure from LAMB OF GOD,” he wrote.
“Allow me to start with a relative concept of understanding. We all gave our lives to this, 26 years is not flippant. Each one of us sacrificed and lost much on a personal level to live the dream we had when we were kids,” statement continues.
“I will always love each member of the band for believing in me and agreeing to take on the world. We managed to find some love in the machine, but in turn it took things that cannot be recovered. I did not leave the dream. I did not make the decision to leave my life’s work. The truth is that I am unwilling to paint by numbers.
“I wish my brothers all the best in their continued ventures. I can assure you that you will hear from me again. I was given a gift and hope to continue to share it.
“Many have asked about a motorbike accident I had in Thailand in 2017. It’s true that it was not pretty, but I’ve been well since August of 2018. Thank you for your concerns.
“I support my friends and the dream I allowed them to share in. I loved and am still humbled by every second of the smiles and horns we elicited. There is an ambiguous concept in our world of “selling out”. I cannot define that outside of my personal understanding, but know that being trapped in a “creative” formula and/or playing the same song 10,000 times did not bolster my love of playing. I’m never been one to “phone it in.” I’d rather mow the grass.
Chris added: “I acknowledge and am truly grateful of achieving my childhood dream. I have 2 GRAMMYS that sit on my mothers mantle piece. I think she deserves 3 so this party isn’t over. I was not given a choice in this and my dream is alive.
“Feel free to say hello if you see me mowing the grass. It never gets old.
I appreciate each and every one of you!
“PS: I may or may not be in touch with Kyle Thomas and Myrone about an Oakland Raiders concept album. This is neither confirmed or denied. 😁