After touring the world with Avenged Sevenfold for 20 years, Drinks with Johnny sees Johnny Christ sit down to have conversations with some old friends, some new friends, and people of all different walks of life to hear the stories that shaped their lives and careers.
Speaking about the episode featuring Chris, Johnny Christ said, “Things get turned inside out this week as we talk bassist to bassist with Chris Kael of Five Finger Death Punch. As Chris prepares to get back on the road with the band, we take a look back at how he broke into the industry and chat about what he’s done in his downtime during the pandemic (hint: he recorded an album, and right now there’s only one way to hear it….)”
“We sample Chris’ Impale’d Ale and Root Beer’d as he opens up about sobriety and how he uses his beer sales to help those battling addiction. Chris also shares a story about why he almost never made it home from Vinnie Paul’s house one sunny day. We find out how close Chris was to actually giving up on his musical career before joining Death Punch, and why it sometimes pays off big to slide into someone’s DMs.”
“Chris also talks about his experience of hand delivering bass guitars to fans, and why it’s been a longer than expected process. We get introspective and retrospective on our lives, and why it’s important to appreciate the journey over the destination. We give Blabbermouth some good one-liners to use as headlines, talk about the newfound synchrony in the 5FDP camp, why Kiss Alive II is so special to Chris, and so much more!”