Ex-LAMB OF GOD Drummer CHRIS ADLER Says He Missed 10 Of His Daughter's 11 Birthdays

December 12, 2019

Furtados Music conducted an interview with Chris Adler in November when the former LAMB OF GOD drummer traveled to India to conduct a series of drum and music-business clinics and live shows titled "The Chris Adler Experience", presented by Gravity Talent. The live shows saw Adler supported by a number of the country's top musicians as they belted out the best-known LAMB OF GOD and MEGADETH material.

Asked what projects he has lined up for 2020, Chris said (see video below): "Well, we'll see. I've got a couple of projects going on. There's a guy in California named Myrone that I'm working with. He just put out an album called 'Guitar Magic'. He's kind of one of these virtuoso guys. I'm looking forward to doing something with him. And probably another clinic run in South America; maybe something in the U.S. as well. And I'm also gonna be getting married, so I'm trying to find a good place to do that. And India seems like a great place. We've been talking about it, actually… Other than that, probably just take a little time. My daughter's gonna be 12, and I missed 10 birthdays, eight in a row. So I think it's probably time for me to show up."

When the interviewer said that being a musician is a "tough job," Adler responded: "It is — well, especially with kids. And so, that kind of guilt is starting to get to me a little bit. I wanna be home [for her next birthday]."

LAMB OF GOD officially parted ways with Chris in July. His replacement is Art Cruz, who has previously played with PRONG and WINDS OF PLAGUE, and filled in for Adler on several LAMB OF GOD tours in 2018 and 2019.

When Adler's absence from LAMB OF GOD's summer 2018 tour was first announced, he released a statement saying that he had been undergoing physical and occupational therapy for injuries he sustained in a motorcycle accident.

In addition to LAMB OF GOD, Adler has played drums with a number of metal artists, including MEGADETH, NITRO, BLOTTED SCIENCE and PROTEST THE HERO.

Adler is currently playing with the rotating supergroup HAIL!, whose lineup also includes EXODUS vocalist Steve "Zetro" Souza, VIO-LENCE/ex-MACHINE HEAD guitarist Phil Demmel and former MEGADETH/BLACK LABEL SOCIETY bassist James LoMenzo.

In 2018, Adler launched a management agency, Kintsugi Management. Less than a year old, the company currently works with two bands: BETRAYING THE MARTYRS from France and DYSCARNATE from the U.K.

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