Recently, Randy Blythe was spotted at the Sirius XM Satellite Radio studios (the home of Howard Stern). What was Randy doing there? Well, Blythe will be hosting his very own monthly radio show called 'THE CRUCIBLE' on Liquid Metal! Here is what Randy posted via his Instagram account regarding his newest project:
“The reason I came to NYC was to record the first installment of my radio show for Sirius/XM’s Liquid Metal channel. That’s right, I have my own damn radio show now. My homeboy @JoseMangin (who has done a lot for Lamb Of God since the start) hit me up & said: “Um, dude, do you want a radio show?” WHY NOT? I have decided to call my show THE CRUCIBLE. Besides being a fantastic play by Arthur Miller (and a container that holds MOLTEN METAL), a crucible is defined as a difficult or trying experience, one that you come out of harder and more refined & more pure.
"Sometimes life is like that- you have to step into the fire to burn away all the crap & and just take the pain that comes with it. It hurts, but if you want to be A BETTER PERSON, you face this stuff & forge yourself anew, PURER & HARDER. One thing that has always helped me through these times is MUSIC. So on my show, I’ll be playing songs by bands that have helped shape me into the man that I am today, that have gotten me through the rough shit. I’ll also be playing songs by newer artists I like, & I’ll be telling some stories about what all the tunes mean to me. Then, once every show if I can, I will interview a member of one of the bands I’ll be playing, & I’ll ask them about what their music means to them. Right now (due to scheduling & my uncertain future), the show will be once a month- I want to do it more often eventually, but right now I’m kinda busy & have a situation to settle.
"For my first guest, I wanted someone who has seen some hard times himself, who has gone through some brutal stuff & come out a better man. I needed a real-deal, no bullshit, highly respected & moral, yet hard-as nails motherfucker. I immediately thought of one dude. He’s a legend & a good friend of mine, so he came up to do my first show & KICK IT.
"John Joseph (AKA Bloodclot), singer of the almighty CRO-MAGS. John is an amazing dude who has lived a life that would crush, break, & destroy most folks- I don’t think a lot people would make it out of a childhood like his alive, much less go on to be a living legend with such a positive message. Just read his autobiography,”The Evolution of a Cro-Magnon”, & you will see what I mean. Dude gets MAD RESPECT for a reason- he’s as real as it gets, & no one to fuck with AT ALL, but also is one of the nicest most humble & generous men I have ever met. Big hearted dude, & I’m proud to call him a friend! So thanks Bloodclot & @JoseMangin for helping me bring THE CRUCIBLE to life! I’ll be announcing the air dates soon- I wanna get nutty with this show, & use it kinda like this Instagram- share some art & tell some stories behind it- here it’s photos, on the show it will be tunes. We blasted some Cro-Mags for the interview potion if the show & I talked about what the tunes meant to me, then asked John about what they meant to HIM. When you make music, if it’s ANY GOOD, the listener takes it & makes it their own. I’ve done that with Cro-Mags & countless other bands- for me, it’s cool to talk to the faces behind the songs- I’m a fan of music first, & a band guy second. Watch out for my show!"
As previously reported, LAMB OF GOD is looking to honor the brave men and women of our United States military by incorporating soldier’s names and faces into a video presentation during their upcoming U.S. tour. If you are in the military, or have a husband, wife, brother, sister, friend or family member who has served or is actively serving, and wish to be included in this video tribute, please take a moment to send a photo to firstname.lastname@example.org.
IMPORTANT: Please keep the photos under 2MB and include the soldier’s name, military branch, and a brief description of where the soldier is serving or has served. The band is asking for photos of soldiers killed in action, those actively serving, and those who have completed their service to our country.
Ticket links for all shows are below:
30-Oct / Phoenix, AZ / Comerica Theater / Friday September 21 / Buy Phoenix Tickets Here
31-Oct / Los Angeles, CA / Palladium / Friday September 21 / Buy Los Angeles Tickets Here
1-Nov / Las Vegas, NV / House of Blues / Friday September 21 / Buy Las Vegas Tickets Here
3-Nov / Lubbock, TX / Lonestar Pavilion / Friday September 21 / Buy Lubbock Tickets Here
4-Nov / San Antonio, TX / Sunken Garden / Friday September 21 / Buy San Antonio Tickets Here
5-Nov / Oklahoma City, OK / Diamond Ballroom / Friday September 21 / Buy Oklahoma City Tickets Here
7-Nov / St. Louis, MO / Pageant / Friday September 21 / Buy St. Louis Tickets Here
8-Nov / Indianapolis, IN / Egyptian Room / Friday September 21 / Buy Indianapolis Tickets Here
9-Nov / Milwaukee, WI / Eagles Ballroom / Friday September 21 / Buy Milwaukee Tickets Here
10-Nov / St. Paul, MN / Myth / Friday September 21 / Buy St. Paul Tickets Here
12-Nov / Louisville, KY / Expo Five / Saturday September 22 / Buy Louisville Tickets Here
14-Nov / Stroudsburg, PA / Sherman Theater / Friday September 21 / Buy Stroudsburg Tickets Here
15-Nov / Glens Falls, NY / Glens Falls Civic Center / Friday September 21 / Buy Glens Falls Tickets Here
16-Nov / New York, NY / Roseland Ballroom / Friday September 21 / Buy NYC Tickets Here
17-Nov / Silver Spring, MD / Fillmore / Friday September 21 / Buy Silver Spring Tickets Here
19-Nov / Orlando, FL / House of Blues/ Saturday September 22 / Buy Orlando Tickets Here
20-Nov /Atlanta, GA / Tabernacle / Friday September 28 / Buy Atlanta Tickets Here
21-Nov / Charlotte, NC / Fillmore / Friday September 21 / Buy Charlotte Tickets Here
23-Nov / Wallingford, CT / Oakdale Theater / Friday September 21 / Buy Wallingford Tickets Here
24-Nov / Philadelphia, PA / Electric Factory / Saturday September 22 / Buy Philadelphia Tickets Here
25-Nov / Boston, MA / House of Blues / Friday September 21 / Buy Boston Tickets Here
26-Nov / Niagara Falls, NY / Rapids Theater / Saturday September 22 / Buy Niagara Falls Tickets Here
27-Nov / Pittsburgh, PA / Stage AE / Saturday September 22 / Buy Pittsburgh Tickets Here
28-Nov / Richmond, VA / The National / Friday September 21 / Buy Richmond Tickets Here
30-Nov / Chicago, IL / Congress Ballroom / Friday September 21 / Buy Chicago Tickets Here
1-Dec / Detroit, MI / Fillmore / Friday September 21 / Buy Detroit Tickets Here
2-Dec / Columbus, OH / LC Pavilion / Saturday September 22 / Buy Columbus Tickets Here
3-Dec / Grand Rapids, MI / Orbit Room / Friday September 21 / Buy Grand Rapids Tickets Here
4-Dec / Des Moines, IA / Val Air Ballroom / Friday September 21 / Buy Des Moines Tickets Here
6-Dec / Houston, TX / Bayou Music Center / Friday September 21 / Buy Houston Tickets Here
7-Dec / Dallas, TX / Palladium Ballroom / Friday September 21 / Buy Dallas Tickets Here
8-Dec / Kansas City, MO / Uptown Theater / Saturday September 29 / Buy Kansas City Tickets Here
9-Dec / Denver, CO / Fillmore / Saturday September 22 / Buy Denver Tickets Here
11-Dec / Farmington, NM / McGhee Park / Friday September 21 / Buy Farmington Tickets Here
13-Dec / San Francisco, CA / Warfield / Friday September 21 / Buy San Francisco Tickets Here
14-Dec / Medford, OR / Medford Armory / Friday September 21 / Buy Medford Tickets Here
15-Dec / Spokane, WA / Knitting Factory / Friday September 21 / Buy Spokane Tickets Here16-Dec / Seattle, WA / Showbox SoDo / Friday September 21 / Buy Seattle Tickets Here
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