Randy Blythe Released From Jail on Bond; Still Faces Manslaughter Charge

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Lamb of God singer Randy Blythe has been released from a Prague jail, but is still charged with manslaughter stemming from the 2010 death of a fan.

Released Thursday, the 41-year-old musician had spent the past five weeks in a Czech prison after being arrested and charged with the felony offense.

Over the objection of prosecutors, who wanted him held without bail for fears he will leave the country and never return, Blythe posted $400,000 bail.

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The bizarre case started two years ago during a Lamb of God concert, when Blythe allegedly pushed the man who jumped on stage back off the stage.

This caused him to sustain head injuries from which he later died. When the band returned to Prague on June 27, 2012, Randy Blythe was arrested.

Blythe has maintained his innocence through the ordeal, telling a newspaper from behind bars, "I don't know anything about any sort of incident."

"I did not attack anyone," he said. "The only way I could have come into contact with anyone from the audience was if I was protecting myself."

"I remember very few details, mainly because I have played a lot of concerts," he said. "I just remember that the stage at the club was very small."

"We barely managed to fit our equipment on there. Also, apparently there was a security guard there because many people climbed onto the stage, including one small boy, in particular, but I could be mixing up details with other clubs."

After scrapping all tour dates due to his incarceration, Blythe's bandmates raised funds for his legal defense, calling the situation "maddening."

With Blythe now back on board, the band has already agreed to resume touring in the U.S. It's unclear whether he'll be back in Prague, ever.

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Also, after the death of one of my metal heroes (Dimebag A. Darrel RIP \m/) there has been more strict rules in place to protect the bands, obviously. The metal gates being one of those protections. The boy kept ignoring these, climbing them then jumping on stage which was a major mistake on his part, right? JEveryone can agree with me on that, right? Right? What if he had been a crazy? what if he had opened fire on the band, then the audience, then himself? This is why there are rules in place to protect EVERYONE. He simply ignored those rules and ultimately paid the ultimate price, unfortunately. RIP young man that cracked skull. And for the family--much condolences. But Randy is not to blame n this situation. And why did the prosecution wait SO LONG to arrest?


I don't believe randy would do such a thing to such an extremely obvious dedicated fan. The third time in the video one of his friends is blocking the view but it seems that when he climbed on stage the last time he either lost his footing again (I'm assuming he'd had a little to drink but like I said, I dont know the details fully and have no idea what the tox from the coroners report says) or was fairly easily pushed back by either a guard or one of the band members, who absolutely have the right to due so because the stage was very small according to the band, small enough to where they couldn't hardly even fit their gear on stage.


If anyone thinks he is at fault they are retarded. If someone not suppose to be on stage comes towards you it would be instinctive or like a reflex to push them away.


Hey, as sad as this might be for the family who lost a loved one, I believe there was only one person at fault for this whole ordeal....and he lost his life. There have been so many times when a musician or athlete has been hurt by some out of control fan, some by accident some not, but under these circumstances the fan was completely at fault. Yes, it's a shame that such serious injuries occurred, but there is no way that if I was in the same position as Blythe that I wouldn't have done the same thing. Any real security would have had this guy tackled & removed before he ever got that close. The police are charging the wrong person....and I have no love for heavy metal.


Get out of there frontman!


If this had been Phil Collins, it would have been called a tragic accident. Randy would never intentionally injure someone. No true metal-head would. They are some of the most caring, feeling people in our country. Bands are always telling crowds to take care and look out for each other at the show. You won't find that humanity at a Rhianna show. People can't see past the harshness of the look and sound to hear the extreme musicallity. BTW, don't push people. The ground is hard;)


He pushed the guy. That push caused fatal injuries. Terrible tragedy. He should have let security do their job.


This whole situation is just blasphemous... you take risks getting pit tickets people need to be reminded of this... you cannot blame the artist for the actions of a fan... we love you randy!!