18
Jan

Randy Blythe speaks on internet censorship, gets our respec’

Randy Blythe (Lamb of God)

Sure, we’re there to make fun of Lamb of God and related people every now and then, but after reading the article on Noisecreep where Randy, an anti-piracy advocate slams SOPA on pretty much all grounds and says he’d rather starve than let censorship in through the back door, I felt nothing but respect. I also got a little hard, but don’t tell anyone.

Since it’s related to today’s theme (which is SOPA and apparently the fact that Staind and Godsmack have no ideas left), I’ll cover a few quotes from it:

“Never ever, ever, ever,” states Blythe on whether he’d ever support such legislation. “I would rather starve. I’ve been poor plenty of times. I was poor for a long, long time in this band, literally homeless at times. I’m not particularly worried about getting rich, that’s not why I do this. I make a good living, a lot of people don’t. I’m not a millionaire, but I’m quite comfortable now after 16 years of being in this band.

“I’ve been to China. I know what happens there. I’ve been all around the world to places where you can’t get this and can’t get that and I’m like, ‘Really?’ It seems like such a weird innocuous thing to me coming from America. I refuse to support anything that will further censorship whether it be government or corporate. I mean, we’re being sold enough s— as it is.”

“Would I like to live comfortably in a nice house as an indentured servant or would I like to live in the ghetto as a free man? I’ll take the ghetto any day.”

Word.


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