Before he boarded a plane for the U.S., Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe — fresh from a prison in Prague — spoke to reporters about his detainment.
“It wasn’t exactly fun,” Blythe says candidly in video of the interview, which follows at the end of this post.
“I am relieved to be out of jail,” Blythe says, adding he “is no flight risk” and will return for court to answer to the charges.
“It was like thousands of concerts…that sort of activity is normal at a concert,” Blythe said of the stagediving. “It is very tragic that a young man died; I feel very bad that a fan of my band is dead, but it is a tragic coincidence in my mind.”
Blythe said the band’s concert two years ago, from which the manslaughter charges stem, was “like one of literally thousands I have played. I certainly did not know anyone was hurt.”
He said he was very surprised to be arrested upon arriving in the Czech Republic.
While in prison, Blythe said he read a lot and wrote a bunch of new songs. He even signed autographs for inmates and prison guards.
See the full interview below.
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