Rolling Stone has published an interesting Q&A with Lamb of God
singer Randy Blythe
. The interview obviously dealt with Blythe's recent and well-documented imprisonment in the Czech Republic on charges of manslaughter.
Many have obviously wondered why Lamb of God would ever set foot in the Czech Republic if their government intended to arrest Blythe. Clearly, Blythe and his bandmates had no clue. As it turns out, however, the U.S. Justice Department did know, and subsequently failed to warn Blythe. Here's the relevant portion of the interview:
Did the Czech government try and contact you prior to the arrest?
The Czech authority sent a letter to the Justice Department, and our government told them basically where they can get off. They said, "No, we won't cooperate." I don't know if the American government thought there was not enough basis for them to pursue an investigation. Regardless, what I'm a little bit steamed about is the fact that they didn't have the courtesy to contact me – in any way, shape or form – and say, "Hey, you're wanted for manslaughter in a foreign country."
You can read the entire interview here