Manslaughter charge for metal vocalist

Randy Blythe (foreground) and the rest of the band Lamb of God. (Handout)

Randy Blythe (foreground) and the rest of the band Lamb of God. (Handout)

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Lamb of God's Randy Blythe has been arrested in the Czech Republic on suspicion of manslaughter, according to reports.

The heavy metal band was forced to pull out of a show at the Hard Rock Cafe in Prague on Thursday after authorities took the frontman into custody.

The rocker's arrest is believed to stem from an incident at a 2010 Lamb Of God show in Prague's Club Abaton when a fan jumped onstage and was severely hurt in a scuffle. The concert-goer reportedly died as a result of his injuries.

A band representative tells the Examiner.com website Blythe was "wrongfully accused" and insists "lawyers are dealing with it".

The spokesperson adds, "We expect him to be fully exonerated."

Shortly after his arrest, the message "Free Randy Blythe" appeared on the group's Twitter.com page.

 


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