During a recent appearance on “The Metal Voice,” ex-Iced Earth singer Stu Block further opened up about guitarist Jon Schaffer’s involvement in the pro-Trump insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Block said that everyone makes bad decisions and that Schaffer just “fucked up real bad.”
Block had the following to say:
“We all make bad decisions, man, and [Jon] fucked up real bad. And I’m sure he knows it, and I think everybody with half a brain knows it… The line that was crossed with going in and all that kind of stuff… He had so much going on. It was a shame. It hurts, ’cause you’ve got plans, and all of a sudden, you can’t tell someone what to do — you can’t tell a very strong-willed individual what to do; you can’t. And so it would be lost words.”
He also added:
“At the end of the day, I don’t hate him. I’m not writhing in hate for him. I feel sad. I feel bad that everything went down the way it did. And maybe one day we’ll talk. I don’t know. I’m not too sure. But I think he knows that I still have a place in my heart for him, because I’ve seen that man do a lot of amazing, wonderful things for people. But I just wanna move on. And that’s what it is.”
Before Block exited Iced Earth, a screenshot of a since deleted Facebook post surfaced and it seemed to suggest that the vocalist actually supported the insurrection. However, he later issued a statement claiming that the post was “absolutely misunderstood.” Block has since rejoined Into Eternity.