LAMB OF GOD Drummer Chris Adler On Grammy Nominations - "I Really Think MEGADETH Deserves One"
January 15, 2010, 5 years ago
By Greg Pratt
The Grammy nominations for this year have been announced, and all metallic eyes cast a nervous glance over to the metal category… don’t sweat it, it’s all good stuff. SLAYER, JUDAS PRIEST, MEGADETH, MINISTRY and LAMB OF GOD round out the metal nominees (METALLICA are over in the, ahem, hard rock category). We caught up with Lamb Of God drummer Chris Adler to get his reaction to this, their second Grammy nom (first was in ’06, for the band’s last disc, Sacrament).“It feels kind of odd, to be honest,” he says. “We were nominated in 2006 and that felt odd at the time as well. For an aspiring metal band, the Grammys aren’t necessarily something you’re shooting for. Not because you don’t want one, but just because it’s so outside reality.”
And while, sure, the Grammys aren’t exactly the truest thing in town, Adler says that it’s flattering to be recognized by such a huge institution in music. Plus, apparently, it’s a bizarrely good time going to these things.
And as for who Adler thinks will be walking away with the award, he admits he’d love his band to but there is one certain Big Four band he’s rooting for.“I really think Megadeth deserves one,” he admits. “They’ve been nominated seven times and never walked away with one. That is a band that, to me, really helped define the genre and the music that we play. I think they’re really well overdue and deserving of it.”
Like Megadeth, Lamb Of God has never got a Grammy, but the guys have had no shortage of other accolades tossed their way. It could be easy to let that stuff get to your head, but not if you do like Adler does—keep it tucked away.
And, real quick, a Lamb Of God update for the faithful to end off. The faithful can get ready to get stoked, as Adler reveals the band will be working on another of their extremely popular DVDs this year.“I think our DVDs do better than our records do,” laughs Adler. “This year we’re going to some pretty cool places - China, Russia, South Africa, South America. So we’re going to be filming ourselves in very strange circumstances. I just hope nobody goes to jail, and if they do, it doesn’t cost much to get out (laughs).”