When Lamb of God were once again passed up for a Grammy this year, a veritable shitstorm gathered over Halestorm, the eventual winners of the “Best Hard Rock & Metal” honor. Some members of Halestorm were even shocked, saying our friends in Lamb of God should have taken it. I agree Lamb of God should have won, but Chris Adler, the band’s drummer and the focus of our ongoing Adler Chatter column series, doesn’t quite see it that way.
Chris Adler’s not the type to talk shit.
He’s above that kind of nonsense. So when Halestorm bested Lamb of God for a Grammy this year, you didn’t see Adler on Twitter, bitching and moaning like some other metallers did.
You heard nothing from Lamb of God’s camp, in fact.
“I have to look at it in the same way that I have looked at previous years’ winners — even from the begin when Jethro Tull took it” from Metallica, Adler tells us.
“Look, it’s a nice celebration of your art and music, but in the end, if I were to win a Grammy, and be proud of my win, I would then be validating everyone that has won before me,” the drummer says. “I don’t think some of those people deserve that validation.”
That’s not to say Adler wouldn’t attend the Grammys if nominated again somewhere down the line.
“The red carpet stuff is super cool,” Adler says. But when might we be able to see Chris and the guys back on the Grammy red carpet?
Chris doesn’t know. How could he? But Adler does say new Lamb of God music is on the horizon.
“It is in the works,” Adler confides. “I know that Randy [Blythe] has spent some time writing, and I know he is working on a book and he’s got his act together about moving forward. I have heard some riffs from both Mark [Morton] and Willie [Adler]; in the downtime, they were doing that.
“I think the plan right now is we’re excited about this U.S. run,” Adler explains. “We’re bringing our friends in Decapitated with us, and they are one of my favorite bands ever. We’re going to hit some markets we haven’t been to in a while, and we plan to totally level the place.”
Dates for Lamb of God’s tour, which also boasts Terror and The Acacia Strain on parts, can be found here.