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LAMB OF GOD’S RANDY BLYTHE TO BE RELEASED FROM CZECH JAIL AFTER MAKING BAIL

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Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe will reportedly be released on bail from a Czech jail, where he had been held since Wednesday (June 27) on suspicion of manslaughter. It is unclear whether he will be released today (June 30) or have to wait until Monday.Czech website Blesk.cz reports the singer was granted his release today at his court hearing, which is related to his alleged involvement in the death of a 19-year-old fan at a 2010 show in Prague. The musician was initially arrested on manslaughter charges. He will reportedly be set free after paying a bail of 4 million Czech Koruna, which equates to approximated $200,000 U.S. Since it is the weekend and banks are closed, the singer will apparently  have to wait to pay the sum until Monday.Blythe stands accused of either striking or pushing a fan who died 14 days later of injuries related to the incident. The band’s publicists stated, “Under no circumstances was there a fight of any kind involved. This incident deals with a fan that …

LAMB OF GOD GUITARIST WILLIE ADLER COMMENTS ON RANDY BLYTHE’S ARREST

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With more details continuing to surface regarding the arrest of Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe on suspicion of manslaughter this week, the extreme metal group’s guitarist Willie Adler has released a statement concerning his bandmate.Just as some other rockers did when they tweeted about the Blythe’s incident, Adler brought up the 2004 tragedy that claimed the life of legendary guitarist Dimebag Darrell Abbot.“It’s been a rough couple of days,” says Adler. “All I can say is that I can’t recall that particular show let alone a fan being beaten on the stage. I think I would’ve noticed something like that considering the Dime thing.”Adler continues, “We’re all still here in the Czech Republic awaiting what is to happen. All our thoughts are with him [Blythe] as well as the family of the deceased fan. We’ve no real clue as to what happened to him, but we send our condolences. All we try to do is entertain; the fans are why we’re here. We would never try and harm anyone.”Adler’s statemen…

RANDY BLYTHE TO FIND OUT SATURDAY IF HE’LL BE RELEASED FROM POLICE CUSTODY

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According to Czech police spokeswoman Jana Rosselerova, a court will rule on Saturday whether or not police will keep Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe in custody on suspicion of manslaughter charges stemming from an alleged connection between him and a fan who passed away from a head injury sustained at a LOG show in 2010.Rosselrova stated to the Associated Press that Blythe was, in fact, arrested on Wednesday, June 27, although the news didn’t break until yesterday (June 28). Since then, there has been a media firestorm about Blythe and his role, or lack thereof, in the death of the Czech fan.Earlier today, Lamb of God’s publicist released a statement insisting that no fight took place at the 2010 concert. “This incident deals with a fan that three times during the concert jumped the barricade and rushed Randy during the performance,” the statement read. “It is alleged that the third time, security was not able to reach him and that Randy pushed him back into the audience where supp…

LAMB OF GOD: Randy Blythe Update!! This Update From Adrenaline PR

LAMB OF GOD management will be issuing an official statement on Monday regarding the charges made against singer Randy Blythe. 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 inacc…

RANDY BLYTHE ARREST: LAMB OF GOD PUBLICIST ISSUES UPDATE DENYING A FIGHT TOOK PLACE!! UPDATED NEWS

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The metal world received a serious shock yesterday, as Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe was arrested for alleged manslaughter after a 2010 onstage altercation with a fan in Czechoslovakia. Blythe could now face a potential 5-10 year prison sentence if convicted of the crime, as stated in section 146, paragraph 4 of the Czech criminal code, according to Czech news outlet Novinky.We posted about the Blythe’s arrest yesterday after the Czech news outlet Novinky broke the story. Although there was a lack of information about the original incident, a tidal wave of updates have been coming in since. Although the potential punishment that Blythe faces seems incredibly daunting, Lamb of God’s publicists have just released a statement stating that no “formal charges” have been made against Blythe and that there was no “fight” in the first place. The statement reads as follows:Lamb of God management will be issuing an official statement on Monday regarding the charges made against singer Randy…

LAMB OF GOD SINGER RANDY BLYTHE REPORTEDLY ARRESTED IN CZECH REPUBLIC

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Lamb of God singer Randy Blythe was reportedly arrested today (June 28) in the Czech Republic in connection with an apparent manslaughter case that dates back to 2010. The Czech new website Novinky reports that Blythe engaged in a fight with a fan during the band’s show at the Prague club Abaton in May 2010, and that the fan later died of his injuries. Today, with Lamb of God back in the Czech Republic to perform a show that was scheduled for tonight, police brought the musician in for questioning upon his arrival in the city for the gig. As a result, tonight’s show has been canceled.Loudwire spoke with Lamb of God’s representatives, and they told us that the singer has been wrongly accused. They added that lawyers are currently dealing with the situation and that they expect Blythe to be fully exonerated.Lamb of God have been touring the world in support of their ‘Resolution’ album and have been filming adocumentary based on their fans’ experiences during the run.

TESTAMENT STREAM NEW SONG ‘TRUE AMERICAN HATE’

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‘True American Hate,’ a new track from Testament’s upcoming album ‘Dark Roots of Earth,’ is now available for streaming (listen below). The band’s 10th studio album, and first since 2008‘s ‘The Formation of Damnation’ will be released July 31 on Nuclear Blast Records.“It’s partially fantasy-based,‭ ‬partially based on the prophecies of the Mayan calendar,‭ ‬partially based on the whole prophecy of the‭ end-of-the-world‭,” ‬says guitarist Eric Peterson,‭ “but nature always ends up taking charge in the aftermath,‭ ‬we always end up back with nature being in charge.‭”“Our world‭ ‬is changing.” explains‬ vocalist Chuck Billy. “It‭ ‬has changed over the last‭ ‬10‭ ‬years,‭ ‬the environment,‭ ‬the seasons,‭ ‬and it‭ (‬makes you wonder‭) ‬if there‭ might‭ ‬be something to those prophecies.‭”“It’s hard‭ ‬not to see what the media’s feeding us.” ‬adds Peterson. “‘The End of The World‭’ ‬is like a big billboard,‭ ‬an advertisement,‭ ‬and I think a lot of people believe in it.‭”‘Dark Roots Of Ea…

SLASH ROCKS THE WALK OF FAME!!!!!

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Hard Rock celebrates the dedication of Slash’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, with an exclusive VIP after party featuring a Q&A with the man himself, and an acoustic set with singer Myles Kennedy.
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SUNSET STRIP MUSIC FESTIVAL 2012: Full Lineup Announced; Additions Include RZA, Hank III, Peter Murphy, Matt Skiba, Mickey Avalon, James Ingram And More

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SUNSET STRIP MUSIC FESTIVAL (SSMF) organizers have announced the full lineup for the annual three-day event kicking off Thursday, August 16 and culminating on Saturday, August 18 with an all-day street festival. THE DOORS will be the 2012 festival honorees.Among those just announced to perform at the House of Blues Sunset Strip, The Roxy Theatre, Viper Room, Key Club and Whisky A Go-Go during SSMF 2012 are RZA, Hank III, Peter Murphy, Matt Skiba, Mickey Avalon, James Ingram and many more (see below). These acts join the previously-announced August 18 street festival artists including headliner Marilyn Manson as well as The Offspring,Steve Aoki, Bad Religion, very special guest Black Label Society, Far East Movement, De La Soul, Dead Sara and The Mowgli’s. Tickets are on sale now via TicketWeb (TicketWeb.com/SSMF). A portion of the proceeds will benefit IMPACT DRUG AND ALCOHOL TREATMENT CENTER, which has been treating individuals struggling with the powerful force of addiction since 19…

IRON MAIDEN SUMMON ‘SEVENTH SON’ IN MASSACHUSETTS AND NEW YORK – CONCERT REVIEW

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British heavy metal gods Iron Maiden have launched their much-anticipated 2012 North American tour. With shows in Mansfield, Mass., and Long Island, N.Y., on back-to-back nights, we took a two-day road trip to check out both shows. Strangely enough, although the two sets consisted of the same songs and stage show, the two nights were completely different.Iron Maiden fans are well-accustomed to seeing their heavy metal heroes in massive stadiums, but this time around, the band chose to switch up their settings to outdoor amphitheaters. As frontman Bruce Dickinsontold the Boston-area crowd, the decision was a rebellious response to the corporate setting of an enclosed stadium. Dickinson spoke candidly to his audience about his frustrations with seeing people in VIP skyboxes eating dinner while Iron Maiden poured their hearts out onstage. At the Comcast Center, although still corporately sponsored, was simply a sea of 14,000 raging metalheads.As Dickinson shared a very human side to him …

SLASH Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators Announce Headlining Fall Tour

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SLASH Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators--Myles Kennedy (vocals), Brent Fitz(drums), Todd Kerns (bass) and Frank Sidoris (guitar)--have announced a fall headlining tour startingSeptember 4 in San Diego, CA and wrapping October 3 in Los Angeles, CA. The exclusive presale for Citi card members starts Tuesday, July 3. Citi card members will also have special access to tickets as well as VIP experiences at http://www.citiprivatepass.com/. A limited amount of VIP packages--including a chance to meet SLASH and get an autographed guitar--will also be available for fans during the pre sale which begins Tuesday, July 10th.  General public on sales will begin Friday, July 13th.  Ticket info will be available at http://slashonline.com/tour/. See the tour dates below.This news comes as the band, coming off a successful European trek, gets ready to launch a summer headlining tour of the U.S. and Canada July 12 in Portland, OR, right after the iconic Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee wi…

ORION MUSIC AND MORE FEST PHOTO SET!!!!

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CHRIS CORNELL PERFORMS ACOUSTIC VERSION OF SOUNDGARDEN’S ‘OUTSHINED’ WITH FAN

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Chris Cornell recently welcomed a fan to the stage for the moment that every guitarist dreams about, getting to perform a song with one of your rock idols. See the Soundgarden vocalist belt out an acoustic version of ‘Outshined’ with a fan on guitar below.Chris Cornell is currently making the rounds on his solo tour overseas, where he plays a mixture of songs from his expansive body of work including tracks from Soundgarden, Audioslave and his solo career. While performing at Newcastle City Hall in the United Kingdom, Cornell called upon one very lucky fan for some assistance with a SG classic.The recipient of the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity was Ben Dawson, who asked Cornell if he can play with him and proceeded to rock ‘Outshined’ — a song you generally wouldn’t think of as an acoustic jam. However, Dawson knocked the song out of the park during the five-minute, jealousy-inspiring performance. “Most awesome moment of my life!” commented Dawson on Grunge Report.Cornell was set to c…