BlogJune 4, 2014 8:58 AM ET

Randy Blythe: "I don't think Dave Brockie was a stone cold junkie"

Randy Blythe with Dave Brockie

With yesterday's news that GWAR frontman Dave Brockie's death was the result of an accidental heroin overdose, Lamb Of God vocalist Randy Blythe took to Instagram to discuss both Brockie, and addiction. Here you go:

Here's me with Dave Brockie and Brad Roberts of GWAR in 2006. Brad and I are still here, but Dave is gone- accidental heroin overdose, as many of you heard today. Not that it really matters, because dead is dead, but I don't think Dave Brockie was a stone cold junkie when he died- he couldn't have done all that he did if he was strung out. He partied hard at periods, but I think he was more of a drug dabbler. But there's a lesson here- dabbling with drugs kills people dead every day, just like being fully addicted does.

I am so fucking sick of my friends dying from alcohol and drugs. Really, really, tired of it- some of them die slow in the throes of addiction, and some of them die after just doing something stupid one night after a party. Some if them fuck around and fuck around and fuck around..."I'll get sober one day..." For most of them, that day comes for sure- when we put them in a casket. It's better to be alive when you get sober.

In this photo I was still drinking- I am a FULL BLOWN ALCOHOLIC. When I drink, I do crazy, really ill stuff. But I am a sober man today. I LIVE FREE. I might die surfing in the ocean tomorrow, but I will go out doing what I love, not choking on my own vomit. Besides that, I can just try and help others, so I'm writing this to YOU- YES, YOU- you, the one who can't stop drinking and getting fired and pissing off your wife, you the one who steals pills from you friend's medicine cabinet, you the one who is in a dark hole and wants to die and the only thing that fixes it for a little while is a drink or a drug- WAKE UP. GET HELP. STOP. PLEASE, I'M FUCKING BEGGING YOU. YOU CAN DO IT. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE GET SOME HELP. If I can do it, ANYONE CAN, because I was a TOTAL WRECK for YEARS. Just get some help, goddamn it. And if you haven't started, don't. JUST DONT. There is NOTHING cool about being an alcoholic, a drug addict, or dead. Trust me. For the love of God, just don't start. Please.


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h0tdack 6/4/2014 7:03:19 AM

this post makes me want a beer and a fat line of H

anonymous 6/4/2014 7:09:22 AM

I love selling blow

anonymous 6/4/2014 8:20:08 AM

To all the gays that posted some shit like I wanna beer and a line of h guess what one day when your dead in a casket I'll be there passing on your worthless graves your not cool for saying shit like that your worthless and don't have a soul but trust me you'll get yours fcking tools

anonymous 6/4/2014 8:34:02 AM

Randy, shut your stupid mouth and get off your fckin' pedestal. Seems like the kind of fckhole who will have the same exact conversation with EVERYONE he meets and wear his sobriety chips around his loose jerk for quick access.

h0tdack 6/4/2014 8:45:40 AM

when your dead your not cool when your dead your not cool when your dead your not cool

anonymous 6/4/2014 10:02:56 AM

God forbid a famous metal musician try to make a difference in the lives of young people f***ing up. He isn't soliciting money for his save the rainforest campaign, nor is he telling you to adopt this puppy. Yall are on pedestals...fall face first. When you get up, ask your mom to pop those zits and go hand in your BK applications.

anonymous 6/4/2014 10:19:30 AM

i hope all you negative nancy's overdose on heroin

anonymous 6/4/2014 10:23:37 AM

"I love selling blow." Let's see if you still feel that way after you get robbed for everything you've got by one of the junkies you helped feed. I hope for your sake you don't get murdered just so you can feel as fcking stupid as you sound.

thetowerofrome 6/4/2014 10:55:29 AM

Good for him. Seems like a great dude.

anonymous 6/4/2014 11:00:14 AM

Drugs, liquor, drugs I love to smoke crack I love to shoot smack I love to fckin' drink I love my smoke when it stinks I need it in my veins I need it in my brain What has it done to me Street lobotomy My brain melted down Brain melted down lobotomy Need some more dope man Yeah got Any acid dude Got any ludes My brain melted down Brain melted down lobotomy Drugs, liquor, drugs

anonymous 6/4/2014 11:39:00 AM

Randall, is a walking contradiction.

anonymous 6/4/2014 11:51:20 AM

Would rather die from alcohol slowly than be killed by Randy on stage

anonymous 6/4/2014 12:38:22 PM

passing on your worthless graves your not cool passing on your worthless graves your not cool passing on your worthless graves your not cool passing on your worthless graves your not cool passing on your worthless graves your not cool passing on your worthless graves your not cool

anonymous 6/4/2014 1:58:03 PM

drugs fuel some of the best music written. blast a rail and get off of your patriotic butt metal gayry. sometimes people die, fck you.

anonymous 6/4/2014 3:02:48 PM

All the junkies are mad lol have fun living in 1 room apartments and working at McDonald's your whole life then spend all your checks on dope lol man you guys are so cool and whoever hotdack is I bet that kid dies in 2 weeks cause he shot up some H with rat poison in it fcking tool

Mitt__Romney 6/4/2014 3:28:32 PM

Sounds like a bunch of excuses.

h0tdack 6/4/2014 3:33:14 PM

nope, my h is pure raw, you straight edged sucker

anonymous 6/4/2014 4:54:07 PM

I grew up for a long time of my life following Randy, and let me tell you he's come a long way, and so what if he wants to give some positive reinforcement? Some people who are inspired by him for what he does may take it positively and help them a little or alot with their lives? Pedestals? You guys definitely are on one to throw that shit around. Life is beautiful, doesn't mean you cant indulge, but don't lose yourself and your life. Love you Randy !!!

anonymous 6/4/2014 5:21:53 PM

all my heroes are dead alcoholic drug addicts so i disagree with this gay he's just jealous because he's not dead

anonymous 6/4/2014 5:32:19 PM

Shout out to the Harpo's shirt.

anonymous 6/4/2014 10:49:30 PM

I can't wait for the day that getting wasted is no longer cool to anyone. It's 2014. Grow up.

anonymous 6/5/2014 6:32:10 AM

Hodack the only thing raw here is my dick in your mom's c*nt....oh wait you probably don't have a mom cause you killed her for insurance money so you could buy smack

anonymous 6/6/2014 7:10:34 AM

"when your dead your not cool when your dead your not cool when your dead your not cool" when you misspell you're, you're not cool

anonymous 6/6/2014 5:37:08 PM


anonymous 336 days ago

At least half the commentors need lead therapy. These sickening "people" deserve to be drawn and quartered on live TV. Id love to get face to face with each one of these bitches talking trash in the comments. My face would be the last thing you ever saw....

anonymous 336 days ago

Maniacjack74. Hate being anonymous in case one of these trash ass commentors grows a pair. With that and a brain you can find me. Please do. We have castle law here and I hardly ever miss.