Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe A Free Man; Ruled Not Guilty

Randy Blythe

The nightmare is over.

Blesk.cz reports that Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe has been acquitted in his manslaughter trial.

Oh happy fucking day!

That means Randy can go back to the U.S., and Lamb of God can get back to the business of rocking the fuck out.

When someone’s fucking innocent, they’re innocent. And from fucking day one, he was innocent.

Of course, he’ll never get back that month he spent in a Prague prison or any of the money the band lost from all the shows they had to fucking cancel, but…them’s the breaks.

Blythe was accused in the manslaughter of Daniel Nosek, who died two weeks after a Lamb of God show in 2010.

He sustained a head injury which he eventually succumbed from.

It is nonetheless sad that Daniel died. But there is no fucking way Randy was ever even remotely responsible for it.

I once dove from the stage at an Orange 9MM show in New York. No one caught me; I hit the concrete floor hard. My chin clipped the ground too. It happens. If you are dumb enough to stagedive, you need to accept the consequences of that stupidity.

I am glad Randy is a free man. Things are looking up for a stint on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, huh?

Blythe has since posted online, saying, “I have been found not guilty and acquitted of all charges against me. I am a free man. Please remember the family of Daniel Nosek in your thoughts and prayers in this difficult time. I only wish for them peace. Thank you for your support.”

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Chris Harris is an internationally-published music journalist and writer whose work has appeared on the pages of Rolling Stone, IFC, Revolver, Alternative Press, and Radar. The former news editor for Noisecreep, Harris also served as co-host for the site’s weekly podcast, “Creep Show." Before that, he spent four years writing for MTV News.

  • Guest

    Actually, according to the Czech reports, the State Attorney appealed on spot, so this is not a final verdict – that has to be reached by the appellate court. (He appealed also against the return of the bail, which may be withheld until the appellate acquittal is reached)

    Also, it seems from the reports that the court agreed with the version of the prosecution, i.e. that Blythe pushed the fan off stage and that the fan died as a consequence, but according to their legal view, due to the circumstances, it did not constitute a crime. So as a starting point for the appellate hearing, this is a good, but by far not the best outcome Blythe could get.

  • Bruno

    Well, if he go in America it’ll be hard for Czech to convince the american autorities that he has to go back there for another trial…

    • Guest

      That is why the State Attorney objected the bail at the beginning. Although there is an extradition treaty between US and CR, neither of the states extradites their own citizens, only citizens of the other party or of a third state. Blythe is as safe in US as any Czech in the Czech Republic would be if prosecuted on the other side of the pond.