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Lamb of God singer gives first jailhouse interview

Tuesday, July 17, 2012 7:12 AM PT
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Now jailed for more than two weeks on charges of manslaughter, Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe has provided his first official interview. Through his lawyer, Blythe spoke to Blesk.cz this week. You can read the entire interview here, but it's in Czech, so good luck. Using Google Translate, we've pieced together a few of the key questions and answers:

What happened during the incident at the club during the Abaton concert in 2010?

"I do not know about any incident. Because we play a lot of concerts, I don't usually remember much about individual shows. I just remember that the club had a small stage, which barely fit the group and our equipment. Also, there was apparently a security guard because many people climbed onto the stage - I think that one small boy in particular - but I could be confused with other clubs. Since I don't wear my glasses during shows, I see very little more than outlines. I can't see details. In any case, I did not attack anyone. The only thing that can happen is that I defend myself during unpredictable contact with audience members."

How do you spend your time in custody and with other inmates?

"I read and write letters to friends and family, and also keep a diary. I get along very well with my cellmate. I'm even trying to learn a little Mongolian. I'm also starting to write a book about Pankrác prison, in addition to some song lyrics."

Do you have reservations about the work of the Czech police and justice system in your case?

"As for the police, I believe that they are very professional and follow the principles of good conduct. But in terms of justice, frankly, I don't understand it because it's different than the U.S. I thought that if bail is posted, I'd be released. I definitely do not understand the need for my case, since our goal is to satisfy the audience and to ensure that they like the show."


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