Chris Adler

Chris Adler, lamb of god, megadeth

Happy Birthday To Chris Adler

Birth name Christopher Adler
Born November 23, 1972 (age 43)
Origin Richmond, Virginia
Genres Groove metal, thrash metal, progressive metal
Instruments drums
Years active 1989–present
Labels Epic
Associated acts Lamb of God, Burn the Priest, Jettison Charlie, Blotted Science, Testament, Protest The Hero, Megadeth
Notable instruments
Mapex Black Panther Series Kit


Adler attended Bishop Ireton High School in Alexandria, Virginia; Adler attended college at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia where he met current bandmates John Campbell and Mark Morton. His inspirations include former Wrathchild America and current Godsmack drummer Shannon Larkin[1] and Stewart Copeland[2] of The Police. Other influences are John Bonham, Dave Lombardo, Gar Samuelson, Lars Ulrich, Brann Dailor and Gene Hoglan.[3] On August 9 2014 ABC News radio asked Adler in an interview if he did the drums for the new Slipknot single “The Negative One”. Adler responded with “I can”t confirm nor deny it”.

According to DRUM! Magazine, Adler describes his first drum kit as a disaster:

“The bass drum legs were different lengths so they wouldn’t touch the ground at the same time. Every time I would hit it, it would wobble from left to right. The cymbal stands were duct taped together, and I think after two or three times playing the kit, the pedalboard actually broke in half because it was made of that crappy old fake metal.”[4]

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