Interview: John Campbell from Lamb of God - Page 2
It takes a lot to fracture a skull--excessive blunt force. The chances of that occurring from a three or four foot fall are slim to none. A baseball bat could do it. Trampling from the crowd or a hard kick from steel-toed boots might do it. But there's no way to know for certain when, where or how the injury occurred--it could have happened weeks before and just been a ticking time bomb. A previous, undiagnosed brain injury is what killed former Beatle Stu Sutcliffe and not at all uncommon. Death could also occur from outside materials entering the brain cavity and that would be medical negligence.
We'll have to see what happens with Randy Blythe's case. You can keep up-dated by visiting the band's website and fans who wish to donate to help with legal fees should visit Facebook.com/lambofgod. You can also check for up-dates on Twitter @Lambofgodband and keep up with John Campbell @JClogbass
I had a chance to speak with Lamb of God bassist and founding member John Campbell as the band set out on their first U.S. tour in support of Resolution. Though our talk did eventually turn to the topic of what had happened in Prague, and the discussions it created about the death of Dimebag (Darrell Abbott) and how bands feel when people jump onstage, we also had a chance to share some amusing stories. It was good to hear John laugh out loud; definitely a lighter side after such a volatile year.
This year has been a really weird year. It's like you guys have run the gamut this year. You've got your new album out--and I call it 'new' because it's like, you put out the album and then, with everything that's been going on, nobodys talking about the new album.
Well, it came out in January (2012) and we haven't actually had an opportunity to properly tour on Resolution yet in the States. We did a week in January, the week that it came out and then we had been overseas touring on it. As you know, we ran into a little bit of trouble in the Czech Republic.
The metal bands on the west coast, they created a very "thrash" sound and everything, but one thing that I think really set you guys apart is the area you came from. Virginia, culturally, is very diverse. I mean, you have everything from like... Skyline Drive--you've got bikers, you've got a great rap scene, you've got all kinds of stuff going on and I really think that there's a whole lot of that influence going on in your music.Continued on the next page