If you were ever hoping to see Lamb of God vocalist Randall Blythe behind the desk in the Oval Office, I have some bad news. Blythe told Spotify's Metal Talks podcast that he's not interested in the position. More specifically, Blythe calls the idea being the president a nightmare, adding "I'll stick with being a goofy heavy metal singer."
Blythe's comments are in reference to his "run" for president in 2012 with a campaign budget of $0.99.
"Years ago — what was it? Two elections ago — I announced that I was running for president of the United States of America, and my campaign budget was going to be 99 cents, because it was the cost of a video-editing app that I got on iTunes, or whatever, to edit these little campaign videos I made, and I wrote these blog posts about it. The whole thing was really just kind of a comment on the ridiculousness of campaign financing here in America and how much money is spent on that, which could be spent on more important things, by the way — things like education and food for hungry people. That could be spent on helping people rather than bolstering some politician's bid for office. Millions and millions and millions of dollars are spent on these campaigns. And me having a campaign finance budget of 99 cents was just a smartass statement on that.
"I never seriously thought I'd be the president of the United States," he continued. "Get the fuck out of here. Who's gonna let me in the White House. Well, I don't know — look at where we are now. But it would never happen. I know some people wrote me in on the ballot; I was told that. But basically, the whole thing was just a comment on the crappiness of campaign finance or whatever.
"I would never, ever, ever want to be the president of the United States. Jesus Christ! What a nightmare that would be. I think you have to have something wrong with you — all of them — to want to be the president. Particularly if you know anything about the job. It's, like, 'Ugh, there goes my life.' No, thanks. I'll stick with being a goofy heavy metal singer."