Motorhead Were Also Blamed For Fan Injured At Concert

Motorhead drummer Mikkey Dee says his band were once chased in an attempt to blame them for an injury sustained by a fan.

Motorhead Were Also Blamed For Fan Injured At Concert
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Motorhead drummer Mikkey Dee says his band were once chased in an attempt to blame them for an injury sustained by a fan who decided to jump from a balcony while they played. It's a similar situation to the current ordeal of Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe, who's been behind bars in Prague since June. Blythe remains in jail without charge in the Czech Republic having paid $200,000 bail which was later doubled a month ago. He was arrested in connection with an incident in 2010 when fan Daniel Nosek voluntarily invaded Lamb Of God's stage several times, during which he may have sustained the head injury which led to his death four weeks later. Dee tells Artisan News: One guy years ago threw himself from the second floor in a theatre and ended up breaking his back on one of the seats. And they came after us for that. I don't really know what to tell you it's not very healthy to jump off the second floor. You should stop doing that. And he says Motorhead have their own experience of the legal system in the Czech Republic: There was a small brawl at the hotel with some of the crew, he explains. They couldn't bring a beer into that hotel bar and it escalated into something ridiculous. It ended up with a few guys arrested for really nothing. They said, You can't come over here and do what you did.' And we go, What did we do?' There's two sides to every story, I suppose. Meanwhile, Prague Post reporter Jonathan Crane says the lack of openness from Czech authorities on the Blythe case is frustrating. Blabbermouth reports the journalist saying: The police were very uncooperative when responding to my questions. It seems to be slow going we just have to hope the courts do their job. We've spoken to legal experts who said the defence team has quite a strong case because even if Blythe did push the fan off the stage, it's difficult to prove that alone was responsible for the fan's death. Even if Randy does get released from prison he'll have to wait six months for his trial. The question of whether the vocalist would be freed was supposed to have been resolved at a final court hearing last week. It's not known whether the hearing took place. Czech authorities insist they told their US counterparts about the case in 2010, but Lamb Of God were never notified there were any legal issues about returning to the former Soviet state. A White House petition calling for action over the situation has significantly passed the 25,000 signature limit which requires politicians to respond, but they have not yet done so. Thanks for the report to ClassicRockMagazine.com.

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    nathanwaffles
    I dont really know what to tell you its not very healthy to jump off the second floor. You should stop doing that. +1
    Kriggs
    I can see many bands in the future cancelling their shows in the Czech Republic. Sad cause its a great place.
    ibanez124
    "A White House petition calling for action over the situation has significantly passed the 25,000 signature limit which requires politicians to respond, but they have not yet done so " Theres a shock
    SaintBento
    " voluntarily invaded Lamb Of Gods stage several times" enough proof in 8 words to prove Blythe is innocent
    vikkyvik
    former Soviet state.
    I thought "former Soviet state" was reserved for those countries that were part of the USSR....which Czechoslovakia / Czech Republic wasn't. Feel free to educate me if there's a meaning there that I don't know.
    CyTysön
    I can't help but feel that this would be a very different situation if it was a mainstream chart artist. I know I'm biased, but it's true, I'm not gonna even get in to the whole auto tune/talent debate, his talent is undeniable, but irrelevant, this is downright unfair, because of the genre of Music he performs, this injustice is being completely ignored by the general population, and the government. Not to sound whiny, but I feel it's true.
    NightProwlerr
    I dont really know what to tell you its not very healthy to jump off the second floor. You should stop doing that. lol I love Motorhead!
    Braykah
    So damn sick of seeing that bands are still being blamed for what their fans do as independent individuals. This is just as bad a the bogus "backmasking" incident with Judas Priest back in 1990 when the parents of drunk potheads Vance and Belknap, who committed suicide after listening to 'Better by You, Better than Me', tried to put the blame on them by falsely alleging they had put subliminal messages into the song. Of course the trial was dismissed, which I assume will eventually happen in Randy's case as well, but you can't take away anyone's responsibility for their own actions. While the death of Daniel is indeed very tragic and completely unnecessary, you can't blame anyone else than himself, and possibly the security personnel for not informing about the band's reluctance to stage climbing and not stopping him before it was too late. Randy's innocence is still so obvious there should be no question about it.
    dennis.1960
    I'd say anything or give any assurance that I wasn't a flight risk...then if they let me go...I'd get as far away from the Czech republic as fast as possible and never come back. Screw the $400,000...they seem so crooked that they'll probably put Randy away for life.
    sethkins
    I saw slash live last night and he brought in Lemmy and they did doctor alibi. It was awesome and no one got hurt.
    sideslick
    Braykah wrote: So damn sick of seeing that bands are still being blamed for what their fans do as independent individuals. This is just as bad a the bogus "backmasking" incident with Judas Priest back in 1990 when the parents of drunk potheads Vance and Belknap, who committed suicide after listening to 'Better by You, Better than Me', tried to put the blame on them by falsely alleging they had put subliminal messages into the song. Of course the trial was dismissed, which I assume will eventually happen in Randy's case as well, but you can't take away anyone's responsibility for their own actions. While the death of Daniel is indeed very tragic and completely unnecessary, you can't blame anyone else than himself, and possibly the security personnel for not informing about the band's reluctance to stage climbing and not stopping him before it was too late. Randy's innocence is still so obvious there should be no question about it.
    Governments all over the world are crap at this point. They blame companies for what the consumers do! Czech is keeping a talented vocalist in jail based on what a fan did, and recently the US Consumer Product Safety Board is trying to get BuckyBalls (the little magnetic balls that millions of people have safely used as an office toy for years) based on less that 24 incidents that were solely the fault of the consumer. What is with the world? I say electricity should be banned because people could get electrocuted!
    Rokodlak
    Braykah wrote: So damn sick of seeing that bands are still being blamed for what their fans do as independent individuals. This is just as bad a the bogus "backmasking" incident with Judas Priest back in 1990 when the parents of drunk potheads Vance and Belknap, who committed suicide after listening to 'Better by You, Better than Me', tried to put the blame on them by falsely alleging they had put subliminal messages into the song. Of course the trial was dismissed, which I assume will eventually happen in Randy's case as well, but you can't take away anyone's responsibility for their own actions. While the death of Daniel is indeed very tragic and completely unnecessary, you can't blame anyone else than himself, and possibly the security personnel for not informing about the band's reluctance to stage climbing and not stopping him before it was too late. Randy's innocence is still so obvious there should be no question about it.
    they should make some shit on tickets,that are not responsible for any injure that fans can get on concerts,problem solved...should make something like that...the world is full of ****ers who wanna put 'us' to the ground...Lemmy for president!
    sideslick
    sideslick wrote: Braykah wrote: So damn sick of seeing that bands are still being blamed for what their fans do as independent individuals. This is just as bad a the bogus "backmasking" incident with Judas Priest back in 1990 when the parents of drunk potheads Vance and Belknap, who committed suicide after listening to 'Better by You, Better than Me', tried to put the blame on them by falsely alleging they had put subliminal messages into the song. Of course the trial was dismissed, which I assume will eventually happen in Randy's case as well, but you can't take away anyone's responsibility for their own actions. While the death of Daniel is indeed very tragic and completely unnecessary, you can't blame anyone else than himself, and possibly the security personnel for not informing about the band's reluctance to stage climbing and not stopping him before it was too late. Randy's innocence is still so obvious there should be no question about it. Governments all over the world are crap at this point. They blame companies for what the consumers do! Czech is keeping a talented vocalist in jail based on what a fan did, and recently the US Consumer Product Safety Board is trying to get BuckyBalls (the little magnetic balls that millions of people have safely used as an office toy for years) based on less that 24 incidents that were solely the fault of the consumer. What is with the world? I say electricity should be banned because people could get electrocuted!
    Better example: Ban water because people could drown!