Randy Blythe Speaks From Prison

For the first time, the Lamb Of God frontman has spoken about his arrest in Prague, and is even learning Mongolian to pass the time behind bars.

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Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe has spoken in public for the first time since his arrest in the Czech Republic.

Blythe was detained by police in Prague in late June while the band toured the country, and faces charges of manslaughter after a fan sustained a fatal injury at one of their shows. Police are investigating whether Blythe caused the injury by allegedly pushing the fan into the crowd.

Blythe remembers little about the show other than the stage being very small:

"I don't know anything about any sort of incident [that allegedly took place during the concert]," he said. "Since I don't wear my glasses while performing, I see little more than blurry outlines. In any case, I did not attack anyone. The only way I could have come into contact with anyone from the audience was if I was protecting myself from [people bumping into me when climbing on the stage]."

Despite posting $200,000 bail almost two weeks ago, Randy is yet to be freed. In the meanwhile, he's finding some unusual ways to keep busy while in jail:

"I read, I write letters to friends, family, and I also keep a diary," he said. "I get along very well with [my cellmate], and I am even trying to learn a bit of Mongolian. I'm starting to write a book about my time in the Pankrc prison and come up with lyrical ideas."

Authorities will soon decide whether they will release him on bail, but may keep him locked up if they decide he is a flight risk. But that doesn't stop him dreaming about what to do with his freedom:

"If I go back to the U.S., I will mow the lawn, spend some time with family and plunge right back into performing, so that I can pay for my legal fees. I have to help my friends earn some money so that we can live decently. If I had to stay in the Czech Republic, I would look at the sights, especially in Prague. I would follow Kafkas footprints and I would eat dumplings.

"My meeting with my gorgeous wife was beautiful and encouraging. I have received messages and support from family, my friends and my bandmates, who all missing me, and I cannot wait to see them all."

Blythe's bail hearing is set for Thursday July 19.

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    Minivirus2
    Honestly, I'm not goiong to be pleased if the tour featuring Dethklok and Gojira have them play extended sets in place of LOG. Gojira is cool, but I bought the ticket specifically to see LOG and Dethklok. Let Randy the **** out!
    Controlpanel
    I assume because the expect him to be, ya know, sacraficing children, playing with voodoo dolls, and cutting himself..you know, like all metalheads are doing...right?
    yearzero
    I had no idea Randy couldn't see without glasses. Couldn't that be a legitimate defense? Or am I just naive?
    lifegoes360
    the way hes been treated is disgusting $400,000 for bail when hes already paid is outrageous! as for not allowing him out what do they think hes gonna do? go on a ****in killin spree?! after all they're only ****in czechs!
    Unworldly Shred
    Please click on the hyperlink at Lamb of Gods Facebook page and sign the Petition to help free Randy....It needs 25000 signatures to bring it to the attention of Obama and the White House. It only takes 5 minutes to make an account and sign the E-Signature. Please everyone.....
    Dr. Knox666
    inproninja wrote: Despite posting $200,000 bail almost two weeks ago, Randy is yet to be freed. In the meanwhile, he's finding some unusual ways to keep busy while in jail: "I read, I write letters to friends, family, and I also keep a diary," he said. "I get along very well with [my cellmate], and I am even trying to learn a bit of Mongolian. Im starting to write a book about my time in the Pankrc prison and come up with lyrical ideas." how is that so unusual?
    Haha I thought the same. What else should he do when he's in prison? Watching TV and eating Pizza?
    inproninja
    Despite posting $200,000 bail almost two weeks ago, Randy is yet to be freed. In the meanwhile, he's finding some unusual ways to keep busy while in jail : "I read, I write letters to friends, family, and I also keep a diary," he said. "I get along very well with [my cellmate], and I am even trying to learn a bit of Mongolian. Im starting to write a book about my time in the Pankrc prison and come up with lyrical ideas."
    how is that so unusual?
    Bruntti
    Ultraussie wrote: Meanwhile in Australia at a Justin Beiber's performance on "Australia's Got Talent", this chick just rushes the stage and starts hugging justin beiber. I hope beebs gets charged with manslaughter
    Littlegirl-slaughter?
    Ultraussie
    Meanwhile in Australia at a Justin Beiber's performance on "Australia's Got Talent", this chick just rushes the stage and starts hugging justin beiber. I hope beebs gets charged with manslaughter
    kengel214
    Wtf? Anyone forget about dime? Fans aren't wanted on the stage and if they get up there they get thrown the **** off
    KBI2113
    Get home safe, Randy. On another note, I hope his lawn is in better shape than mine....
    travislausch
    #FREERANDYBLYTHE Don't be a dick and rush performers on stage. You're asking to have your ass handed to you.
    SteveFrench123
    lol randy's gotta be a real dumbass if he said any of this. I think someone is ****in around with us. nevertheless, i'd love to see him in jail for 10 years
    6-String_Madman
    Im starting to write a book about my time in the Pankrc prison and come up with lyrical ideas.
    That is so very Punk Rock ... hehehe! just kidding. #FREERANDYBLYTHE
    Machineflame
    America should invade Czech Republic, day do detain vocals of mass destruction now. But no oil...
    Jc447
    [quote=Minivirus2]Honestly, I'm not goiong to be pleased if the tour featuring Dethklok and Gojira have them play extended sets in place of LOG. Gojira is cool, but I bought the ticket specifically to see LOG and Dethklok. Let Randy the **** out! [/quote] Stop thinking about yourself! Think about Randy! I just hope they let him out. Fuck. He seems to be taking it well. Or should I say he's handling it well. Good on him. He's got a good head on his shoulders.
    chrizevans
    The man is an absolute hero, he is so calm and relaxed about the whole situation. I hope to god the convictions are dropped so that he and Lamb of God can continue to blow us all away!
    Shor-T Zero
    Hope he's back in the states soon, but I'm glad he's able to see the light in things. Though I think the lyrics he's writing are going to be so goddamn angry. Get home safe.
    captainperoxide
    I don't like Lamb of God or Randy himself all that much, but this gave me a bunch of respect for him. Sounds like a smart man, and he's making the best of a pretty terrible situation.
    SIEGE312
    Despite the fact that I'm not really a LOG fan, I'm always amazed by how articulate and grounded Blythe always sounds, not very typical of the headlines we see in the world of metal. Best of luck to he and his family.
    Superperfex
    My respect for him multiplied enormously. He's so laid back. God bless him and I wish him the best of luck
    ihartfood
    Randy's ability to handle all this and all the news of his wrong accusation have really gotten me in to LOG; bands with respectable members are always worth listening to.
    Mamblingradman
    Wow, Randy is handling this much better than most people would be able to. He's making the best of it.
    Unworldly Shred
    SteveFrench123 wrote: lol randy's gotta be a real dumbass if he said any of this. I think someone is ****in around with us. nevertheless, i'd love to see him in jail for 10 years
    SteveFrench123 wrote: lol randy's gotta be a real dumbass if he said any of this. I think someone is ****in around with us. nevertheless, i'd love to see him in jail for 10 years
    I'd love to see you fall face first into a field of penises. Watch the video footage and read all the reports, even from the victims friends, all posted online before you go off with your asenine opinions