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Blythe bored of band talk

Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe says he gets bored talking about his band – and wants more people to understand how much “bullshit” is involved in his career.

They’re currently working on their eighth album while drummer Chris Adler has been seconded to work on Megadeth’s 15th record.

In the meantime, the frontman has explained why he tries to avoid discussing Lamb Of God on his Instagram page.

Blythe says: “Talking about my band is boring as hell for me. Imagine talking about your job all the time – it makes me want to tear my hair out. Shut up about work. It’s just work.”

He prefers to discuss life instead. “In showing what I’m interested in other than being a band dude, I’m trying to demystify the whole ‘rock star’ thing, because it’s bullshit,” he says.

“No one – no matter how hard they try to portray themselves as some sort of rock star – is anything other than a human being. The rock star crap just means you have a sometimes-interesting job.

“And I do stress the ‘sometimes’ aspect strongly, because a lot of the time being in a band is boring as hell.”

Blythe will continue to avoid band discussions on his own page, while Lamb Of God have just launched their own Instagram page. He notes: “It’s not me putting up posts, that’s the truth.”

Martin Kielty

Not only is one-time online news editor Martin an established rock journalist and drummer, but he’s also penned several books on music history, including SAHB Story: The Tale of the Sensational Alex Harvey Band (opens in new tab), a band he once managed, and the best-selling Apollo Memories (opens in new tab) about the history of the legendary and infamous Glasgow Apollo. Martin has written for Classic Rock and Prog and at one time had written more articles for Louder than anyone else (we think he's second now). He’s appeared on TV and when not delving intro all things music, can be found travelling along the UK’s vast canal network.