Plenty of musicians dream of putting together an epic supergroup full of their favorite musicians. But very few metal musicians dream of putting together a genre-spanning project that involves the smoothest of jazz and the silliest of polka music. But Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe ain’t no typical metal dude, which is why it’s appropriate that he wants to form a supergroup with Kenny G and Weird Al.
In a new piece on Louder where he answers fan questions, Randy was asked who he’d want in his supergroup. “I’d play hand drums and we’d have Weird Al Yankovic on vocals, Kenny G on the flugelhorn because I met him once, Darryl Jenifer from Bad Brains on bass and Jean-Paul Gaster from Clutch on drums because he’s the best drummer out there, fuck everyone else.
“On guitar, probably just some aging asshole from a hair metal band who’s still stuck in the 80s so we could make fun of him because there’s gotta be a whipping boy in the band,” he continued. “We need a DJ… I could get Sid from Slipknot and maybe a keyboard player from The Prodigy or some shit. The supergroup would suck but we’d all have a good time because we’d all be busy picking on the hair metal guitarist.”
One assumes Randy is joking, though for the record we’d pay hard money to watch all this dudes just torment some poor glam mettaler onstage for an hour. Jesus, Rixxx, did you get your shawl tangled in your guitar head again? Get it right!
The interview isn’t all fun and games, however, as Randy goes on to give advice to young musicians who want to quit drinking.
“It depends what point they are at. If they’re drinking to the point they’re shaking severely and all that, they have to be medically detoxed. There’s only two substances where the withdrawals could kill you and that’s alcohol and benzodiazepams – you can have seizures and die, it’s no joke. With giving up drinking in general, it doesn’t make much sense, but if you remember this, it helps: you’re not gonna get drunk if you don’t pick up the first drink because you’re not gonna take any of the rest of the drinks. Also, accept the fact that it’s gonna suck for a while but it will get better. I didn’t wake up one morning and suddenly I was an alcoholic and everything was hell… I put a lot of time and hard work into that. I don’t think about yesterday and tomorrow, I just worry about today and if I can get through today without drinking, I’ll be OK. If you think of it in small increments, it makes it a whole lot easier.”
Words by Chris Krovatin