in a new Interview with Kerrang Magazine, Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe addressed the current state of the world and how it reflects on artists and creativity.
Here’s the complete statement:
“In today’s world, there’s a culture of outrage. If anybody does anything that people don’t agree with, immediately there’s a lynch-mob mentality, where people will pile in on someone.
“But I don’t give a f*ck! I grew up before the internet, and I’ve done things that have p*ssed people off and I’m still here.
“The outrage-of-the-day mentality is not conducive to artistic growth and inhibits people from taking real chances. Do what you’re gonna do, and if you’re real about it, it’s gonna prevail. If I was worried about what other people thought I would have given up way before now.
“I don’t want to do what you tell me to do. I don’t want to look like you tell me I should look. I don’t want to listen to what you tell me I should like. I don’t believe what you believe. I don’t want to be in the mindless f*cking herd or the hive-mind. I want to think for myself.
“That’s what I found in the underground music scene and that’s why I first got involved because I was a f*cking freak in high school. If you’re sitting behind a computer screening and judging people, that goes against everything this music stands for.”