Recently speaking to the Syncin’ Stanley YouTube channel, Testament’s Chuck Billy talked about the bands that are using pre-recorded tracks during their live performances.
During the interview, the vocalist was asked to share his opinion regarding this topic, saying:
“ That’s not my thing. I definitely don’t lip-sync. I think the only time I’ve ever had to lip sync is when you shoot videos for, like, MTV. Of course, those aren’t live. Every band does it. You perform to the track and you lip sync it.
”So it’s not the most fun, ’cause it’s not real. So I’m sure I’m much uglier and nastier-looking when I’m singing live than in a video you see on MTV or somewhere out there. I guess there’s bands out there that probably need help.
”I know there’s bands like Def Leppard that use a lot of backing tracks, but that’s also backing tracks for that big sound, ’cause, obviously, you can’t get all their voices live unless you brought in a choir. So, there’s an exception to the rule.”