Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe has had quite an interesting summer. He spent 37 days locked up in a Czech prison, being detained and soon charged with manslaughter over an incident at a 2010 show where a fan jumped off stage and suffered injuries leading to his eventual death. Blythe was being blamed for pushing the kid.
Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe was finally freed on bail last Friday. Blythe was being detained for over a month on allegations that he pushed a fan at a 2010 show in Prague, and the fan suffered injuries from that push that eventually led to his death. Any footage released from the show does not show the incident.
As soon as he landed in JFK, Blythe was greeted by a fan, and was so touched that he posted the photo of the two of them to Instagram with his first statement since being released.
Today, after letting it sync in for the weekend, Blythe released a lengthier official statement. It reads as follows: (more…)
It's official. Randy is back in his home country! The Lamb of God frontman was released today from a Czech prison, after being detained for over a month on allegations that he pushed a fan at a 2010 show in Prague, and the fan suffered injuries from that push that eventually led to his death. Any footage released from the show does not show the incident.
That didn't take long at all. Moments before boarding his flight back to the United States after being released from a Czech prison, Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe gave his first interview to the Prague media. The site Nova.cz got the exclusive from the frontman. Watch the interview: (more…)
Today is the big day! After not just one, but two denials of bail by the prosecution, Randy Blythe was released today. After a 16 hour court session behind closed doors, the Prague Municipal Court decided to grant Blythe bail, after Blythe's attorneys had to fork over approximately $400,000.
Blythe was detained in a Czech prison for over a month on allegations that he pushed a fan at a 2010 show in Prague, and the fan suffered injuries from that push that eventually led to his death. Any footage released from the show does not show the incident.
According to Blesk.cz, Blythe boarded a direct flight to New York at approximately 1:00 p.m. CEST (Central European Summer Time, approximately 6am Eastern Standard Time) today. He is expected to land on U.S. this afternoon.
A spokesperson for the Prague Municipal Court had this to say: (more…)
Things have quieted down since last week's motion by the prosecution to reject Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe's bail, and subsequent cancellation of the band's tour with Dethklok and Gojira. At this point, we are waiting for the municipal court hearing and to see if the judge will again overrule the prosecution. Blythe has been sitting in a Prague prision for over a month now, on allegations of manslaughter stemming from a 2010 show in Prague where he allegedly pushed a fan off stage, leading to head injuries sustained by the fan that eventually lead the fan's death.
Today. Prague Post reporter Jonathan Crane appeared on 105.9 The X radio station in Pittsburgh to talk about the case and clarified something we've all been asking about: how can somebody who paid bail still be locked in prision? Here's what he had to say: (more…)
Everything was looking so hopeful, even Randy Blythe's lawyer thought it would be a matter of days before the Lamb of God frontman would be released.
A quick refresher: Blythe is being detained in a Czech prison on allegations that he pushed a fan at a 2010 show in Prague, and the fan suffered injuries from that push that eventually led to his death. Any footage released from the show does not show the incident.
This whole thing has been in court for about a month, and the last news to come out of the court was the municipal court judge overruled the prosecution's inital rejection of Blythe's bail, but then compromised it to $400,000 USD. Blythe paid it and was awaiting to hear back from the prosecution, which happened today.
The prosecution rejected has Blythe's bail for the second time, with the waiting game resuming. (more…)
When we last checked in with the detainment of Randy Blythe in a Czech prison, the court overruled the prosecution allowing Blythe to be freed on bail, which was then doubled to $400,000. Lawyers were awaiting the paperwork to sign and now it's just a waiting game. Blythe is being detained for allegedly pushing a fan, Daniel N. off a stage at a 2010 show in Prague. The fan later died of injuries apparently sustained by the push.
Over the weekend, one of Blythe's attorneys spoke to Radio Prague and gave new insight into the situation, including Randy promising to return for the trial and their feeling of betrayal by the US Department of Justice: (more…)
A bit more positive news from the Randy Blythe hearing that happened yesterday in the Czech Republic. If you recall, the municipal court met and overruled the prosecution's motion to deny Blythe bail even though he fronted the $200,000 USD. The condition the court had was that the bail be doubled to $400,000.
This is seen as a security measure to ensure Blythe doesn't just skip town, as they would be holding on to a ridiculous sum of money until this case is resolved. Richmond CBS affiliate, WTVR caught up with Lamb of God's manager Larry Mazer: (more…)
Fresh off Randy Blythe's first interview in a Czech prison, comes new information from the courts.
Now the bad news, while dismissing the denial of bail, they have upped the money required for bail to double the original amount, $400,000 in total, which, according to earlier statements from Blythe's lawyers would be in the range of two years of Blythe's salary.
Even if Blythe can come up with the money, as we previously reported, the prosecution can still file another motion to reject Blythe's bail, and the whole thing would be going back around the circle, with the court then deciding if it approves or denies the prosecution's motion.
Through it all, Randy seems to keeping a positive attitude and making the most of the situation, writing in a diary and starting on new lyrics. We will keep you posted if we hear any more about this. For now, you can read our previous coverage.
To say that Randy Blythe will never forget the events of the summer of 2012 is a severe understatement. The Lamb of God frontman has been locked in a Czech prison for over three weeks on suspicion of manslaughter stemming from a 2010 concert, where he allegedly pushed a fan, which lead to some head injuries for the fan and the fan's eventual death. Blythe is being held while the Czech government investigates, and we've heard from a lot of people on the matter, including the band as a whole, the band's manager and even Randy's wife, but we have yet to hear how Randy feels. That all changes today.
While we won't hear much on the Randy Blythe case until his bail hearing on Thursday, one Blythe friend and ally is taking action. According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, organizer Tommy Streat, who previously planned a vigil for Blythe in Richmond, will be planning a rally on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, DC this Sunday, July 22nd from 1pm to 3pm eastern. (more…)
Finally, some answers! After the prosecution rejected Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe's bail earlier this week, many were wondering how much longer Blythe might be detained for. Now, we have some answers. According to The Gauntlet, the next bail hearing is set for next Thursday, July 19th. Blythe's attorney was in court today with his 2 Czech lawyers requesting the hearing, and the next time the civil court's three judge panel convienes is next Thursday. This would put Blythe's prison detainment at 25 days, minimum. For all the backstory on this trial, click here for our previous coverage.
While in the middle of all this #freerandyblythe hoopla, we would be remissed if we didn't mention this fantastic op-ed penned by Gary Suarez for MetalSucks, titled Randy Blythe and The New American Gospel of Exceptionalism which is absolutely worth a read.
LAMB OF GOD Frontman Granted Visit From His Wife; Czech Reporter States Video Evidence May Not Be Of Victim
Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe has been detained in a Czech prison for over two weeks now. He is facing manslaughter charges in connection with the death of a fan at a Prague LOG show, more than two years ago. While it's a hard pill to swallow for many Lamb of God fans, I can't even imagine the heartache experienced by Blythe's close family.
Yesterday, Blythe's wife Cindy was granted permission to see her husband for a few hours, while he was being detained. Czech reporters were on the scene and were able to get a comment from her as she was exiting: (more…)
LAMB OF GOD Frontman Randy Blythe Back In Court Today; New Evidence; Ways You Can Help #FreeRandyBlythe
It's been a few days since we've heard anything on the Randy Blythe detainment in the Czech Republic. The Lamb of God frontman has been held for over two weeks in detainment over allegedly pushing a fan, Daniel N., off stage, resulting in head trauma to the fan and his eventual death from injuries sustained from the head trauma. Randy made bail last week, but it was denied by the prosecution on Monday, forcing the frontman to remain in a Prague prison for two weeks, without being formally charged with anything.
Blythe will be back in court today to appeal the prosecution. Hopefully, there will be some good news to come out of the case, which we will report as soon as it happens. For now, here are some new tidbits of information on the case, as well as ways you can help: (more…)