Lamb Of God’s Chris Adler, who was recruited to play drums on Megadeth’s “Dystopia”, recently appeared on the Metal Injection Livecast and shared an interesting story. Apparently, before he took the Megadeth gig, he called Metallica’s Lars Ulrich to ask for advice on working with Dave Mustaine.
Adler said about the following:
“After I got the call [to join Megadeth], I actually called Lars. We had toured together and connected to some degree. And I said, “Hey man, I just got like a legit offer to play, or at least try out, I guess, for the new Megadeth record. And I think heavy metal in general is a bigger genre because of the drama between you guys. So, what, if anything, would you allow me to know about what am I getting into if I go into this?”
And Lars told me what was exactly the truth: Dave is an absolute pussycat. He is a sweetheart, he really is. But he’s driven. He has a vision in mind and it’s perfectly defined and nothing outside of it is acceptable. And I love that. I’ve had the same idea. In my career that’s exactly the way that I have kind of come up and that’s why Dave and I got along.”