Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe recently participated in an industry related discussion online, discussing everything from bands changing styles after signing, exorbitant ticket prices, and his own band.
“I think the biggest misconception about my band is that we are rich; FILTHY RICH beyond your wildest dreams,” says Blythe.
“It’s a commonly held belief by most people who are not in the music business that anyone with a record out and a fanbase is ballin’ like Puff Daddy or P Diddy or Diddly-doo-doo or whatever the fuck that guy calls himself now,” Randy adds.
“Folks think that everyone in a professional band sleeps on mattresses made out of $100 bills and just sits back chilling when they aren’t [on] tour, spending all their free time screwing models and cashing massive royalty checks,” says the Lamb of God singer.
“I got bad news for the kids who want to try and do this thing for a living: it ain’t that way. Stop watching ‘Cribs’ on MTV, get in a van, go out on the road, and try doing this for a while.
“It’s a quick and bitter educational experience. While I make a pretty good living being in a band, I am one of the few. And it sure as hell didn’t happen overnight. Also people seem to think I’m an angry, angry, ANGRY man, like I walk around screaming all the time in the Lamb of God voice or something. While it’s true I voice my opinions, and I do so with a firm conviction and no hesitation whatsoever, anywhere and anytime I deem fit, that doesn’t mean I’m angry all the time.
“Far from it. My band is my vehicle to voice my frustrations. Once they are out, I’m totally chill. I’m a very relaxed, polite, and friendly guy, unless you act like a fucking idiot around me. I’m chill because I have my band and my writing to vent my fury with. In fact, I don’t know how normal, non-musician type people don’t just spontaneously combust in a savage, fiery explosion of rage & disgust every time they walk out the door. Everyone should have a band. There would be far less violence in the world.”
Meanwhile, Randy’s also released his first presidential campaign ad. I would vote for a president who can grind mad rails and drop in.
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