In today’s episode of THE JASTA SHOW, Jamey Jasta sits down with Randy Blythe from Lamb of God. They discuss Gwar B-Q, Dave Brockie, Jello Biafra , staying sober, prison, Randy's love of literature, Randy announces writing his upcoming book, the wall of Death at Ozzfest, and the writing of Redneck.
Randy on sobriety and getting sober on tour: “I was writing about drinking in my book, I address it quite a bit. It stopped working the last night I got drunk. It worked when I got to a place where everything that bothered me was shutdown. I drink because I didn’t like many things about myself and many things about the world. I didn’t want to cope with that.”
Randy on Barricades, what he learned from the events in the Czech Republic, and if there was a life lesson: “No there was no fucking lesson just tragedy. A dead fucking kid. Though I caught a bullet. It was bound to happen to someone. The barricade at that show was non-existent. The security is non-existent. If I were to do it again I would have stopped the show.”
Randy on his book’s subject matter: “Basically in starts the second I am arrested and it will finish at the end of the trial. It will tell day by day exactly what prison was like. Though the events at that story is just the framework that carries the book along and lets me talk about whatever I want to talk about because I go back and forth in time a lot.”
Randy on the book’s writing process: “I have been writing my book for a while but the majority of my book has been written since January. It will be released early part of next year along with the new Lamb of God record…I started writing lyrics for the next record in prison.”
Randy Blythe has an Art Exhibit running May to June 2015 in New York at the Sacred Arts Gallery.