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Dave Grohl, Jello Biafra, Keith Morris & More Form Supergroup

dave grohlThere’s been a few so-called supergroups over the years, and we all know they can be hit-and-miss… maybe more miss than hit. But putting musicians like Dave Grohl, Jello Biafra, Keith Morris, and (if you can believe it) eight other legendary artists together for one album definitely warrants a little extra attention. Mike Dean and Reed Mullin of Corrosion of Conformity recently partnered up with these well-known music industry vets for their project, Teenage Time Killer. Instrumental parts for Teenage Time Killer’s debut release were recorded at Dave Grohl’s Studio 606, and will include appearances from the following musicians:  Continue reading ‘Dave Grohl, Jello Biafra, Keith Morris & More Form Supergroup’

Lamb Of God Announce Tour With Decapitated; Metal On The Mountain Retreat

Now that Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe has been found innocent of the manslaughter charges pressed against him in Prague, it’s time for his band to get back on the road. This morning, Lamb Of God announced they will be embarking on a secondary market tour that will find the band visiting 30 cities they have yet to play on their current album cycle. Support on all dates will be Decapitated with Terror appearing through June 10th and The Acacia Strain appearing on the remaining shows. Dates for the run can be found at the end of this story.

In addition to their national tour plans, Lamb Of God have also announced Metal on the Mountain retreat July 15th through 19th to be held at the Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, New York. The weeklong retreat, which is limited to 170 fans, will feature activities aimed at musicians and non musicians alike. Continue reading ‘Lamb Of God Announce Tour With Decapitated; Metal On The Mountain Retreat’

Lamb Of God Vocalist Randy Blythe Indicted For Manslaughter

Just when we all thought it was over, it turns out Randy Blythe, frontman for the metal band Lamb Of God, is still being indicted on manslaughter charges for the 2010 incident in the Czech Republic, which resulted in the death of a young man at the band’s show. Blythe was originally arrested last summer when the band returned for another tour in the country. He spent over 5 weeks in prison before being let go on bail and returning to the U.S.

However, upon his return, the singer released a public statement saying, “I consider the charge leveled against me ludicrous and without qualification, [but] my opinion makes no difference in this matter. The charge exists, and for the family of this young man, questions remain…It would be both irresponsible and immoral for me not to return to Prague if I am summoned.”

Now it looks like that time has come, and the family will continue to press charges. Thus, true to his word, Blythe will return to the Czech Republic to go on trial, where, if found guilty, he could face 5-10 years in prison.

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Randy Blythe Releases Statement After Prague Incarceration

Almost six weeks after his incarceration in a Czech prison on June 28, Lamb Of God singer Randy Blythe is finally back home in Richmond, VA. The 41-year-old frontman was jailed for allegedly pushing Daniel Nosek from the stage at a concert in Prague on May 24, 2010. Nosek later died from injuries sustained during the event. Blythe was arrested over two years after Nosek’s death when Lamb Of God returned to perform at Prague’s Hard Rock Cage in June. However, he is now home safe after initially having been denied bail on two separate occasions, and he’s got some things to say.

 

“Greetings. This is D. Randall Blythe, checking in from my beloved hometown of Richmond, VA, United States of America. I was recently released on bail from Pankrác Prison in Prague, Czech Republic, after over a month of incarceration. Now That I am out for the moment, I would like to say a few things… I was told by my attorney that I had a lot of support from peers in the music industry, my hometown, fans, and of course my family. I cannot express how emotional it made me upon my release to read about even a fraction of the voices that were raised on my behalf. From legends in my music community, to fans across the world, and even people who were previously unaware of my existence but sympathized with my plight- I am truly humbled…”

Later in the statement, Blythe makes it absolutely clear that he will return to Prague to serve trial if called upon, saying that he considers “the charge leveled against me ludicrous and without qualification, [but] my opinion makes no difference in this matter. The charge exists, and for the family of this young man, questions remain…It would be both irresponsible and immoral for me not to return to Prague if I am summoned.”

You can read the entire statement here. Below is Blythe’s first video interview after being released on Thursday, Aug. 2.

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What is it about musicians that constantly attracts the close observation of law enforcement? With bad habits and an even worse track record, musicians as a whole appear to be gifted rule breakers by nature. Perhaps there is rebellious mentality that not only inspires so much of their music, but also motivates the urge to push the boundaries set by “the man”. After all, that’s implied in the famous credo, sex drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll, which has become more of a manual than a general expression. At the rate some artists get in trouble, there’s bound to be a current case on trial at any given time. And, of course, there is. One specific case seems to have caught the attention of many and is making headlines around the world. Here’s a quick rundown of the dispute, and just a few of the various possible trends and examples that can be picked out from a long history of unruly artists.

We’ll stay away from some of the cases that have been more drama than jury, but instead we’ll talk about one particularly peculiar instance of band-fan interaction that has been making international headlines. We’re of course referring to the exchange between Randy Blythe of the metal band, Lamb Of God, and a disruptive show goer at a concert in Prague on May 24, 2010. Blythe had allegedly aided security in pushing the man off the stage who later died from head injuries sustained during the scuffle. On July 3, Blythe was called upon and jailed over two years after the event with no notification prior, and was ordered to serve a 10-day sentence in a Czech prison. The band issued a statement thanking fans for their support and assuring the front man’s innocence. Since then, however, further evidence has been raised in the case. A friend of former Daniel Nosek told The Prague Post that “He got up onstage only once, at the end of the concert. Randy was brutal, and pushed Dan down where nobody could catch him. I don’t think he meant to kill Dan. But I hope he will be punished.” As the investigation ensued and witnesses were questioned, officers reportedly uncovered a tape that shows Nosek onstage up to four times, interacting with the 41-year-old frontman on multiple occasions. It’s still unclear, however, as to whether Blythe is entirely accountable for the injuries that led to Nosek’s death a month later.

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