Randy Blythe: “I Have To Clear My Name”
The frontman has been charged with manslaughter following the death of a fan at a gig in Prague two years ago which allegedly came after an on-stage altercation with Randy.
During his time inside, Randy’s bail was doubled to $400,000 – a figure which is the equivalent of the frontman’s yearly earnings twice over.
“I’m an international touring artist,” commented the singer. “I have to clear my name. So, yes, I will come back [to Prague] if I’m called to court.”
“I apologize for my absence,” he later added on a post via his Instagram account. “I had an unexpectedly lengthy layover in the Czech Republic. This lovely young woman named Lia came to the NYC airport just to say ‘Randy, I’m glad you’re home.’ WHAT A SWEETHEART! Her boyfriend Gary had to work so we called him on his cell. WE HAVE AWESOME FANS! How rad to be greeted by one for my layover in NYC- soon I’ll be home in RVA (Virginia) – thanks for your good thoughts & prayers- I’ll release a statement soon. Yee-haw and God bless the U.S.A.!!!!!!!!!”
Virginia news station WTVR-TV has reported on Randy’s return, and you can see a video of their story over at Blabbermouth.
Although Lamb Of God have cancelled their US summer tour with Dethlok and Gojira, the band have confirmed they will be playing the Knotfest shows on August 17th (Iowa) and August 18th (Wisconsin) as originally planned. After that the band are hoping to be back on the road in late October for their next US tour.
Randy will be issuing a statement in the near future, we will keep you updated as soon as we hear anything.