Did you know that ex-Every Time I Die (ETID) guitarist Andy Williams is also a professional wrestler? He is signed under All Elite Wrestling (AEW) and goes by the name The Butcher. He joined AEW in 2019. At one point during a recent conversation on the podcast The Sessions with Renée Paquette, the ex-ETID guitarist talked about how he goes about creating music (as someone who doesn’t know how to read music). Per Williams:
“I don’t know how to read music; I just picked up a guitar and it just made sense. To me, it was more like Tetris than anything. I would just make these shapes up in my head and then I would just play these shapes. If I wrote out music, it would only make sense to me and the dudes I was in the band with. A lot of it is like X’s and O’s, or I’ll use squares for certain things and triangles for certain things. Or, I’ll describe a feeling or something.”
He then goes on to add how he views his work in wrestling like that of writing a song.
“Wrestling, to me, is like writing a song. Once I kind of understood how to write that ‘song,’ it was like, ‘Oh, okay, that’s cool – there’s an intro, there’s an outro, there’s a chorus.'” He goes on to talk about his passion for the sport and how he came into his wrestling career with AEW.
Andy Williams is one hell of a bad ass dude! Below we have included some footage involving Williams’ wrestling. You can also check out the full interview with the ex-Every Time I Die guitarist via The Sessions with Renée Paquette podcast below.
Last we heard about Every Time I Die, back in March, the band were hinting at creating new music. Back when the band broke up earlier this year, Ex-Every Time I Die Singer Keith Buckley opened up about his personal struggles and the band’s break-up.