Randy Blythe Arrested For Manslaughter, Report Claims

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Lamb of God singer Randy Blythe was detained in Prague this week. He could face 5-10 years in prison for an altercation at a 2010 show that allegedly left a fan dead.

Reports indicate the incident leading to the arrest of Blythe (full name D. Randall "Randy" Blythe) involved a man repeatedly rushing the stage from the crowd.

He was ejected from the stage and later died of head injuries, according to WTVR, the CBS News affiliate in Lamb of God's hometown of Richmond, Virginia.

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Lamb of God canceled a show at the Rock Cafe in Prague Thursday after the singer was brought in for questioning; reports differ as to what happened next.

Some sources say Blythe was arrested and charged with "the crime of bodily harm of 4th degree and resulting in the death of a fan." The band's rep denies this.

Randy's brother, Mark Blythe, told WTVR that if manslaughter charge is actually filed, it is "bogus and outrageous and will be dropped immediately."

The band tweeted the hashtag #FreeRandyBlythe late Thursday. Blythe deleted his once extremely active personal Twitter account earlier this summer.

Maria Ferrero, the Grammy-nominated band's publicist, told MTV News that Lamb of God's management will not comment in full until Monday. However:

"As no formal charges have yet been made and the case is only in the investigation stages, it would be premature to make an official statement filled with false truths or innuendos."

"Having said that, management wished to address today one false piece of information that has been included in many of the news stories released so far."

"Under no circumstances was there a fight of any kind involved. This incident deals with a fan that three times during the concert jumped the barricade and rushed Randy during the performance. It is alleged that the third time, security was not able to reach him and that Randy pushed him back into the audience where supposedly he fell and hit his head."

"Again, until the investigation is concluded this weekend, nothing more will be released, but clarity and the facts needed to be addressed on this one reported point which is totally inaccurate."

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The Guy who calls himself fan is a piece of shit and you are gonna rot for saying that! It doesn't matter who the story is about! If you knew how they died you should have thought twice before you opened your stupid mouth! On behalf of all decent humans I would like to say FUCK YOU!!!


"Full name D. randall is NOT a full name....."


If musicians & the security are not going to be able to protect themselves during concerts, we are all going to see a lot less concerts. Who'll be to blame? Those idiots who can't control themselves & stay the hell off the stage!
Someone performing on stage has no idea what someone storming the stage has in mind for them. Good case in point is Dimebag Darryl. Also aren't people TOLD not to go up on stage? Bet this jerk was told more than once to NOT try going up on stage by security. He did it any way.
I hope the charges are dismiss due to the simple fact, he did something he shouldn't have done....people have been removed from stages (forceably & otherwise) since concerts began. His actions are going to make for even stricter security at concerts. Some groups may decide it's just not worth it.
How'd you like to watch a band from say 50-75 yards away & that IS the front row? This one moron's actions can ruin the concert going experience for everyone...thanks for nothing.


That's complete bullshit!! If I was onstage performing and some crazed fun rushed me three times I would have done the same thing! FREE RANDY BLYTHE!!!! LAMB OF GOD FOREVER!!


Half of you people are quite literally unintelligent, however those of us with a brain already knew that about Internet dwelling keyboard warriors with biased, poorly informed opinions, and nothing better than check out chick prospects in life. I've met Randy on a number of occasions and had good conversations with him. He does not deserve this bs!


Hopefully he rots like his wife and child is. Justice is bittersweet!


I think they should hang this guy from the good ole oak tree music is garbage anyway what a waste of life this guy is


thats some bull right there , there is no way that they can make that stick ,its been two years , there are many things that could have happened within that time period ..including things that could have made that man hit his head , and they are just looking for "easy money" yes it sucks that someone died, but they cannot hold randy accountable for that .


Lamb of god kicks niggas ass, fuck you nigga lamb of god.


I am sorry the fan died but if you think a fan rushing the stage is not dangerous then look-up the death of Dimebag Darryl. In this day and age with celebraty stalkers one never knows what a rabid fan will do.

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