In a recent interview with the India-based web site Tehelka, drummer Chris Adler of Richmond, Virginia metallers LAMB OF GOD was asked for his thoughts on LAMB OF GOD vocalist Randy Blythe comment that the music industry is dying because Marilyn Manson‘s new album sold “only” 38,000 copies in its first week of release and still managed to land at position No. 10 on The Billboard 200 chart.
“Randy and I don’t always agree,” Chris was quoted as saying. “According to me, Manson‘s career finished a long time ago.”
Earlier today (Sunday, May 20), Adler released the following statement/clarification to BLABBERMOUTH.NET:
“We are preparing to leave for our show in Bangalore, India this week. Very exciting for us. In preparation, we have been doing a lot of interviews for publications in India.
“In a recent interview, I was asked what I thought of Randy‘s comments about the record industry dying based on a sales number achieved by Marilyn Manson. My response was paraphrased, likely due to it being transcribed by hand during the interview. There were also some language issues that created a few misquotes here and there.
“My full response was: ‘Randy and I don’t see eye to eye on everything. I agree that the commerce of the music industry is in a rough spot, but I personally wouldn’t look to Marilyn Manson as a barometer.”
“‘Antichrist Superstar’ is, to this day, one hell of a record. I saw the tour and was blown away. Incredible stuff.
“I have no interest in publicly commenting on anyone’s career path or choices. Not my business. We are all in this to create art and keep food on the table. Good luck to us all.