drandallblythe "Big Randy, Little Randy" Me & Baseball Hall of Famer, Randy Johnson AKA @rj51photos backstage in LA this evening. Besides throwing a mean baseball, Randy's a great photographer. Always good to see him! Photo shot w/my #sonya7ii by @ogscottuchida. 12h

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drandallblythe Crew portrait from the scene of the wreck #5: @bubbersparties. Bubbers has toured with us many, many times, normally working for @mastodonrocks though. He helped us out this tour since our beloved Italian/Aussie stage right tech, Woggsy, couldn't make it out. Here's Bubbs early in the bitter cold Texas AM, probably thinking "WHY DIDN'T I STAY AT HOME & CHILL INSTEAD OF ROLLING WITH THESE CLOWNS?!?!?" Thanks for helping us out, @bubbersparties! You served your tour of duty with distinction & honor! 15h
  •   gotamal Your photos are amazing. ... But Please keep your day job! Just bought a ticket for the RedRocks show in May! 13h
  •   extremepaperclip FREE DORJ! 13h
  •   cismoarte I bought him a lone star in SA once. Brent and I won $20 playing a team game of pool after a Mastodon show! Waaaaay back in the day. Glad you guys made it safely. 13h
  •   native_metalchic @gotamal how much are tickets for that show? I wanna go.. 13h
  •   gotamal @native_metalchic $52.60 after fees and stuff. Well worth it. Saw LoG with Slipknot last summer @ redrocks! 13h
  •   native_metalchic @gotamal cool thanks for the info. 13h
  •   irishbones88 Got my tickets for memphis today. Can't wait to see you guys! 12h
  •   splittingmars When the truck fell over, did you think, cool something to stick on instagram? That's exactly what I would think 7h

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drandallblythe And then there's that other side of Vegas, that side where you pass out in public, vomit all over the place, get puke on your nice expensive shoes & pants, & hopefully wake up not in jail & with your wallet still in your pants. I'm so damn glad I don't drink anymore. #thisdudestartedouthiseveninglookingallflyandshitandnowhejustlookslikeshit #sonya7ii #soberfreegrateful 1d
  •   steveweirich @mrsnopixrix -- no doubt. The learning experience is the silver lining. Hopefully things have turned around. 22h
  •   toddgilleland Did you use a flash for this or just rely on street light? Sorry to bypass the unfortunate state of this poor fella for a technical question. Having said that, Lamb of God on 1/28 in Royal Oak was first show I saw after quitting drinking a month earlier. And I'll be damned if I don't remember every crushing note. Another great shot man! Sorry to digress. 20h
  •   eyesofthesouthphotography @toddgilleland I doubt it. I remember him saying a long time ago he didn't like using a pop up flash. If I remember correctly. It causes a harsh light. Makes photos look like shit. 19h
  •   claretjono I'm happy to drink in moderation. I don't judge others but I feel for people who can't enjoy a drink with friends without craving more. 18h
  •   larryleenorris I'm glad also 18h
  •   undead_dead We as fans are proud of you Randy. 14h
  •   evinjennings @ziedge_ see ya there buddy !! 12h
  •   bennett_jeremy Thanks for a amazing show in okc I'll see ya at the Brady in tulsa in may 12h

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drandallblythe People come to Vegas to have fun, like these ladies who decided to get up on an empty stage outside the club & start twerking for absolutely no one but me. Random booty dancing is always a good thing. #sonya7ii #shakethatthinggirlshowmewhatyourworkingwith 1d
  •   coinflip_lunatic Get it, Randy! Lol 1d
  •   drumlover15 Probably regret being sober for this 1d
  •   madmower I love Vegas, so much random shit going on, and when I saw Lamd Of God were playing there I was highly anticipating @drandallblythe capturing some of the insanity that goes on there. Needless to say, I am satisfied. 1d
  •   meredithbellmusic true story. drunken twerking is never a good look. i should know. not from experience, of course. 😶 1d
  •   kt_zwnie Just for Randy :* 1d
  •   venzstar7 fantastic capture Randy 1d
  •   jorge_pinochet_naberius Jajajajja nice style bro!... All that you can expect!.. No more, no less Lol. Have a nice weekend! 18h
  •   nhnyr88 Your band needs a video like Mastodon's Motherload! Haha 15h

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drandallblythe Thanks for a great show, Vegas! One more & then we're done! 30 sec exposure of the neon ferris wheel beside the gig. #sonya7ii 1d
  •   k8y702 @drandallblythe - I love all your b&w, but I enjoy seeing some color occasionally-love your work! 1d
  •   houtan.666 Randy... Come somewhere near iran :/ so we can come to your concert... I love you so much you're my heroooo,, and thanks for your kindness #freeconfess 1d
  •   alexmorganimaging The video from that camera you are using is also great. Native ISO at 3,200 in SLOG 2. Shoot in the moonlight 1d
  •   spirallingvoid Nice shot 1d
  •   szarr That looks cool. Like something out of Tron 24h
  •   sh3llz118 I wish I could have went!!! 23h
  •   joshwills You guys killed it last night! 🤘🏼🤘🏼 22h
  •   hambo_666 Man this picture is amazing @drandallblythe love your work always look forward to seeing your post!! Keep up the awesome work dude. 21h

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drandallblythe 2.12.2016. Neon & melancholy, Las Vegas, NV. 1d
  •   drandallblythe @ry_doggeh It's a tiny piece of something I composed for the Richmond Ballet, w/added guitar by Alex Skolnick from Testament. 1d
  •   buckysheppard @drandallblythe I'm a combat veteran that knows a lot of fellow veterans that have did the deed and when I lost my virginity I was listening to 'contractor' your my dude and your guys music and lyrics get me by, I need more of your music and the fact of reality to spread to my brothers that think there mentally unstable because they're scared of reality! #grindhard keep listening to you guys every fucking day! The first time I seen you wearing a black beard shirt coming out idk were outdoors but you said we are lamb of god from #RICHMOND mother fucking Virginia it was over especially being stationed in Williamsburg and my first metal show being at the #NATIONAL #time to #turn up my dude sorry for ranting on your page just the thought of you maybe seeing this! 1d
  •   redrum707 Nice I can see that from my hotel. Came from humboldt co to see the show. @drandallblythe see you in la tomorrow if I can score a ticket outside the show. 1d
  •   ry_doggeh @drandallblythe it's beautiful. Is there any possible way I could get my hands on the full composition? 1d
  •   m4633 Wow, that sounds so beautiful! hope you get the whole piece to Soundcloud or something. 1d
  •   wageinwar The high roller is really awesome!! 1d
  •   bryceguy I miss Vegas so much. I actually saw you guys there for the first time back in 07 with jfac and the faceless. Best show of my life. Hope to see y'all at Carolina rebellion!! 8h

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drandallblythe Vegas! Doing a little backstage rehearsal for a special cover song I'm gonna rock with @powertriptx tonight at Brooklyn Bowl. See you in a few! 2d

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drandallblythe Happy 60th birthday to the greatest frontman to ever come out of punk rock, HR of the almighty Bad Brains! Seeing the Brains in the 80's when they were at the peak of their powers was like having a religious experience, & watching HR perform was like witnessing someone channeling lightening through their body- it was just other-worldly, there's no other way to describe it. I've never seen anything like it since (& tons of other people who witnessed this will tell you the same exact thing). So happy birthday, HR- wherever you are, I hope you are well & you are flying the Soul Craft free & happy. Photo by the legendary @glenefriedman. #badbrains #onelove #wegotthataattitude 2d

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drandallblythe Crew portraits from the scene of the wreck #4: on the left, we have Brian Griffin (yes, like the character on Family Guy), our tour manager/sound guy/babysitter/fearless leader. On the right we see Brian Post, our resident Louisianan & monitor dude. BG (besides having played guitar in the legendary Broken Hope) somehow wrangles this whole circus together everyday. After the wreck, he looked at me & said "Man, I don't know what we are going to do"- I think seeing all that crap on the side of the road at 5 AM blew a circuit in his brain. But I wasn't worried in the least- I knew he would figure it out somehow, & he did. Post adds the Deep South Foghorn Leghorn vibe to the crew & makes it so that I can hear myself somehow onstage. In this photo, BG is explaining to BP how to load his board... or maybe he is getting ready to punch me in the face. Good times on a cold early Texas morning on the side of the road! Salute to the crew! 3d

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drandallblythe The new @sourveinofficial record, "Aquatic Occult" (coming out April 8, 2016 on @metalbladerecords), is up for pre-order today, & a song I did guest vocals for, "Ocypuss", is out now (available immediately w/iTunes pre-order, & streaming on sound cloud & up on MetalBlade's YouTube channel). Sourvein is really dirty, slow, & tuned way down- my long time friend T-Roy outta Cape Fear, NC fronts this band, & the track I sing on features Mike Dean & Reed Mullin of COC on bass & drums. There's a bunch of other guests on the record (including Stig of the almighty Amebix), & I have few other contributions on other tracks of the album as well- I play a little creepy church organ, added a sample or two, & do some creepy spoken word. If you like crusty doomy sludgy tunes with a heavy coastal vibe, check it out! #aquaticoccult #sourvein #metalbladerecords #theoceanislife #capefearnc 3d

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drandallblythe I love this guy! So good to spend some time over two days in Austin with my punk rawk brother & fellow sober spiritual warrior @dutchatxgrinder. We got to talk a lot over coffee about the old days in the deep, deep underground & there was no romanticizing that time, either. Lots of violence & death- we come from the same scene, & we're both lucky to be alive. Always a good hang with Dutch- plus he takes a mighty fine portrait. Hopefully he'll get a new band going soon, because I really dug his last one, Krigblast. #freighttrainsandsmileys #shoefactorysquatnola #oldpunxneverdie #soberfreegrateful #sonya7ii 3d

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drandallblythe Crew portrait from the scene of the wreck #3: Our video guy Steve Miller Lite, with his wife, Abby; AKA Mrs. Miler Lite. Here we see Mrs. Miller Lite pulling out a drum from the back of our flipped trailer- Abby had come out to visit Steve, & two days later she's humping busted gear from a wreck in the cold at 5 AM. "Wow, that's awfully nice of her, to help her husband- probably not what she was expecting on to do on rock tour" I thought. Then yesterday I walk into the gig in Austin & there is Abby with a crescent wrench sticking out of her back pocket, building a new video wall (the old ones got smashed- giant video screens don't like being flipped upside down at 65 mph) & looking like she knows EXACTLY what she's doing with very complicated electronics. "Wow Abby, Steve's lucky to have you so willing to help out with what he needs- you look like you know your way around this stuff" I said. "This is what I do for a living," she said "We work together all the time." Well EXCUUUUUUUUSE ME, Mrs. Miller Lite! My bad! So fellas, next time you see a lady backstage at a gig don't assume that just because she's got a pretty face she's there for the party- she could be crew. Amazingly, our video worked great last night, thanks to Mr. & Mrs. Miller Lite- cheers Steve & Abby! #powercouple 4d
  •   drandallblythe @davidarich2 Bass drums were cracked & useless. I think the toms were ok. Most of the hardware was fucked, but we had an extra box of it. Amps & guitars & all that seem to be fine. Mostly it was lights & video that got destroyed. 3d
  •   davidarich2 Ugh man that sucks. Still you guys have a killer crew and I'm glad no one was hurt. 3d
  •   ratser Hey @drandallblythe can you tell me if you sell the Rats Eyes Photography t-shirts ? Would be interested if you did. Thanks. Owen 3d
  •   misscoleyu Just found out this morning that you guys are coming to Seattle!!! I'm SO EXCITED! 3d
  •   huskers697 Gear is Replaceable Lives aren't Randy.I am Glad that Y'all are still here on God's Green Earth to Give Us Your Musical Genius,It Could have been much worse and we could have been Mourning losses of Life.Not too Long Ago Brother We Almost Lost You forever because of CROOKED Pricks in Europe.God Was watching over Y'all. 3d
  •   cooling2585 Omg I got to meet Abby behind stage in Dallas at bomb factory! She so kindly shared a miller with us!!!! What a terrific lady. LOVE 2d
  •   joey_suicide I can't wait to see you guys tonight in Vegas. 2d
  •   robertsiliatophotography Haha great story! 2d

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drandallblythe Crew portrait from the scene of the wreck #2: our lighting guy, Garrett. Garrett's gear (& our video guy, Steve Miller Lite's gear) took the worst hit I think- lights don't stand up well to being thrown around, hahaha. Garrett also does lights for Dolly Parton, & is the owner of two small dogs, Bubbie & Boo-boo Rentz. Most importantly, Garrett also works for Roger Brilliant when he goes on tour as his personal assistant (he goes by the name "Glitter" when he's out with Roger Brilliant). Somehow Roger Brilliant also showed up at the scene of the wreck with a camera as well, taking pictures & demanding all sorts of hair products & British stuff- Glitter was not amused & threw this furry towel he found on the ground over Roger's head & beat him to a pulp. "Not now, Roger! Feck off! It's bad timing, now innit?" Photo by: Roger Brilliant, edit by: @drandallblythe. 4d
  •   cbrown1717 Glad everyone is ok man 4d
  •   ronimal_ Super stoked about the headlining tour y'all announced @drandallblythe . Waiting for Friday to get our tickets for the Phoenix show. Missed y'all last August when you were in the desert but not this time. Good day man. 4d
  •   kernykrunch Love Gare-bear!!! 4d
  •   clohn1127 So glad everyone is ok 4d
  •   missy_lee26 @drandallblythe So very Happy everyone is safe!! Can't wait to you all in May in SLC ! :D LMK if you are doing meet and greets. We would love to come by and say Hi! :D 4d
  •   davidarich2 Any audio commentary from roger brilliant about the wreck? 3d
  •   ratser Just glad everyone is ok @drandallblythe 3d
  •   leno_atx Not all heroes wear capes... 3d

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drandallblythe This. 🏻🏻 4d
  •   drandallblythe @axob_tony Guitars & amps are fine- were in road cases. It was a lot of lights, video, & a few drum pieces that got destroyed. 4d
  •   drandallblythe @axob_tony And if a guitar or amp was just chipped or scratched, my guys would keep it anyway. 4d
  •   axob_tony @drandallblythe can't say I didn't try .. Saw you guys down here in Houston with Slipknot, good times man.. "Scratches and chips give the gear character" is what we all say.. 4d
  •   rx_queen74 I remember reading that the first night you met your wife you spent laying in bed listening to White Pony on repeat. I loved that story. Love the Deftones. 4d
  •   drandallblythe @rx_queen74 Wasn't the night I met her, but it was the first night we spent together. No hanky-panky either, just laying there together listening to music. It was nice! 4d
  •   cayleforapocalypse SO GOOD!!! 3d
  •   fusionhiit Fantastic song! 3d
  •   emilloncarevic Love this band soooo much. I was 14 when I first heard White Pony and it changed my outlook on music FOREVER. Feiticeira was so unusual and fresh sounding. One of my favorite albums, for sure. 21h

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drandallblythe Austin, we did it- the show went on, & y'all were a great crowd, so thanks! But most importantly, I gotta thank my crew for BUSTING THEIR ASSES & putting Humpty-Dumpty back together again! After the gear truck flipped on the highway, our gear was a total mess- some of it was destroyed, some of it was damaged & some of it was fine, but ALL of it had to be gone through & checked & rebuilt & set up in one day (today) in order for the five of us goons in lamb of god to get on stage tonight & do our thing. This is not an easy task, but the boys (& even one crew member's wife who happened to be out visiting) all dug in & made it happen, so THANKS! In honor of my crew, here's portrait #1 in a series I'll be putting up over the next few days of our road crew. Here's our drum tech, the world-famous Mikey B, at the scene of the wreck trying to untangle what was salvageable of our drum kit & displaying his winning attitude! Some of the Mathis County Texas volunteer fire department guys who showed up to help at the wreck (thanks again, guys!) talked to me & said "Man, y'all are all taking this pretty well, seeing how messed up this all is"- I told him "What are we supposed to do, freak out? That doesn't help anything. Besides, this band has been through a lot worse" And that's the truth- our truck driver had a broken hand, but he walked away, ALIVE. No one was dead, no one was getting arrested & sent to prison, no one we knew had overdosed on drugs or been shot or committed suicide that day, there was no horrible natural disaster going on, martial law hadn't been declared, our families were all fine, and we were all fine. What are material possessions? They are just things. They can be replaced (or not). I like my stuff as much as the next guy, but ultimately, it means NOTHING- it's just STUFF. I count any day I'm above ground & drawing a sober breath as a good one these days, even if sometimes it doesn't feel like a good day at the time- it's all a matter of checking my perspective, ya know? My crew helps me maintain that PMA out here by doing their jobs & remaining positive in the face of crappiness. They don't whine & complain, they GET IT DONE. Thanks guys- you rule! 4d
  •   _thewolfff Thank you guys for such an awesome show. 4d
  •   twitchbomb666 Mikey! Was thinkin of him through all this! 4d
  •   miss.crystal.dawn Love that dude! Met him 5 years ago today at a Hellyeah/Buckcherry show in Ytown. Great man right there. 4d
  •   kamjsculptor Mikey B RULES 4d
  •   rubberhorses awesome. I met this dude and yourself in atlantic city 'round 2006... recognized right away... Cool! 4d
  •   skittish_ghoul mikey bbb!! 4d
  •   davidarich2 Mikey B needs to bring back el fucko 3d
  •   penny_tw They must have worked so hard. Absolute treasures. 3d

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drandallblythe Despite a less than auspicious start to our day with the equipment truck, this tour WILL proceed as planned. Today it's Super Bowl Sunday, and the plan was to have a tour Super Bowl party, so it's ON. Go Panthers! 6d
  •   pettyguitar Glad ya all safe! @drandallblythe 5d
  •   tonysalazar419 Proof that Scott Ian is an alien. 5d
  •   rutheduardo @drandallblythe I'm so glad to know you guys are all OK \o/ 5d
  •   larryleenorris If not LAMB OF GOD for the Half Time Show ( my son thinks your concert videos would be amazing in the setting ) they should of had METALLICA for it . Them being the Bay Areas all time biggest band & all 5d
  •   amwhy16 Thank you! I was so worried! Didn't want to waste a vacation day lol. 5d
  •   clintvepp Glad you guys are back on it and you and your crew is all good! See ya tomorrow, thanks for the update brotha! 5d
  •   lilbabymoonbeam Randy, PLEASE PLEASE play Blacken the Cursed Sun in OKC tomorrow 5d
  •   lilbabymoonbeam Thank you for playing my song tonight I was stage right with a perfect view of you! You were absolutely amazing. You may have heard me screaming your name LOL great show Randy. I asked John for a picture but he wasn't down for it :-/ you were all really great! 3d

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drandallblythe And here is our crew, beginning to unload everything- the back of the semi looked like a hurricane ran through the inside. Lots of destroyed stuff to sort through. Thanks crew guys- I know this is going to be a big pain in the butt figuring out what works & what doesn't. I'm just glad no one was seriously hurt or killed. Gear can be replaced, lives can't. Man, I gotta get some coffee. Just woke up- it was a long night. 6d

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drandallblythe These are some of the fine members of the Mathis County Texas volunteer fire dept. who showed up in the middle of the night to help out. Thanks guys! 6d

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drandallblythe Well, this isn't what you want to see first thing in the morning. Our gear truck ran off the road last night & flipped onto its side- it's unclear exactly why this happened. Luckily our driver is ok- he somehow walked away from this one with a relatively minor injury. No one else was involved with the accident, so no one else was hurt, thank God. 6d

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drandallblythe The unbridled cruelty of @thefrankbello continues- today, Frankie called yet another mandatory tour meeting, this time at 5:37 AM, when everybody was still asleep in their bunks. We all woke up to Frank running wild through each tour bus, blasting each of us in the face with a fire-extinguisher. He was screaming "WAKE UP, MAGGOTS! Only El Jefe decides if & when you creeps deserve to sleep on this tour, & right now, El Jefe thinks that this week is looking like a good week for insomnia!" After we had all gathered groggily in our PJ's in the women's restroom of the club (where he had decided to call the meeting for some odd reason), Frank then said "Well- it looks like SOMEONE wasn't too happy with me after the whole green M&M incident in Houston. SOMEONE even posted about this on their stupid social media account. Now why would someone BETRAY ME like this? Is El Jefe cruel without reason? Is he mindlessly barbaric? Or UNFAIR, even? NO, HE IS NOT. But SOMEONE has got to pay for this rank insubordination... Will it be you, Scott Ian? Or will it be you, Will Adller? Or maybe even it will be... YOU, Randy? Yes, I think it will." Then he whipped out a fully automatic pellet gun and began blasting shots at my bare feet, screaming "DANCE, MONKEY-BOY, DANCE!" After that he beat me with a ping-pong paddle until I got a nose bleed, duct-taped me to a wheelchair, super-glued a dunce cap onto my head, then pushed me down a really steep hill- it was so DEGRADING. Here he is onstage tonight, laughing maniacally while screaming "I RUN THIS TOUR, BITCHES! The world is MINE, do you hear me? MINE!!!! MWUAHAHAHAHAHA!" BEWARE THE BELLO! #whyareyoualwayssomadfrank #angryangryman #eljefeisdispleased 6d

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