Axeman Zakk Wylde recently gave his thoughts regarding the ongoing murder solicitation trial of As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis, calling it a "massive, massive mess."
During a chat with Under the Gun Review, the guitarist commented that although he understands someone reaching a boiling point during marital arguments, a certain line simply has to be drawn.
"That's just a massive, massive mess over there," he kicked off. "It's just like any of our friends, if any of our buddies were gonna do something like that, we'd be like, 'What are you talking about man?!' I get it if he's pissed off saying, 'I swear to God I want to rip her f--king head off,' but that's okay, you can dump your feelings out, go to the bar and get tanked and spill your guts, but you're not f--king killing anyone dude. Let's just chock it up as a loss."
Wylde continued by drawing a parallel with the OJ Simpson case, saying, "See what happened to OJ, so why would you want to go there? She's gonna get the f--king house, she's gonna take half the money. Now, me and Derek, as your managers, we're gonna be booking As I Lay Dying 'till the f--king cow comes home. The band is doing great, you're gonna be fine and you just keep moving forward. Think about it, one f--king dumb decision like that, and his life is over dude.
"And the band was doing really well; he had everything to be thankful for. Everything was kicking a--. Yeah this was a hiccup, it's a road bump, I get it. I understand him being pissed, but youre not killing anyone. You cant go there," the axeman said.
"It's dumb, dumb, stupid sh-t. What a waste," Wylde said, adding, "I understand him talking about it. It's fine and dandy - you can say that all day long but you're not getting a f--king gun and blowing her brains out. I understand him getting it out of his system, but like I said, once we get back out of that bar, we move forward. That's the only way to do it, you've got to move forward."
Lambesis was arrested on May 7 in Oceanside for allegedly hiring an undercover police officer to murder his estranged wife Meggan. He is currently preparing for his next court appearance on September 16.