And of course, he gave it to Los Angeles’ KROQ and the lads over at The Kevin & Bean Show.
A week after his release from a prison in Prague where he spent more than a month incarcerated on bogus charges, Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe shared his thoughts on his arrest, talked about his time in prison, and commented on the outpouring of support he was shown during his detainment.
“I don’t think the Czech police, or police in general have a pretty firm grasp on what a heavy metal show is like,” starts the singer. “There’s a lot of really questionable evidence about this young man’s injury. Regardless, I was charged with manslaughter.”
Blythe says Czech officials contacted the U.S. government about the charges, but for some reason, “our Government never notified me. That’s kind of a big oopsie.”
Unaware of the charges, Lamb of God were greeted by a SWAT team upon arriving at the airport in Prague.
“I understand if our government didn’t want to comply cause they didn’t think it was worth their time, but they could have let me know. I mean if the IRS can find me and the Justice Department can’t, our country’s in trouble,” joked Blythe.
Randy was in shock. “It looks like, from the people they’ve sent to come get me, they’re there to pick up al-Qaeda.”
“So I see all these guys with great big guns and I look at my bass player and I start singing Kool & The Gang ‘There’s a party goin’ on right here…’ and he goes, ‘No dude, this isn’t a party.’ This is not good.’”
Blythe shared that he’s unhappy with the lack of U.S. intervention, but admitted that the “Czech legal system is really messed up.”
Blythe said he had little knowledge of the world’s reaction to his arrest at first.
“I had minimal news of the progression of my case cause almost nobody in there spoke English and I couldn’t read a Czech newspaper.” He chuckled as he explained how he was updated by other prisoners speaking in broken English, saying “I’d come out to our hourly walk and they’d be like ‘Ozzy Osbourne said something good for you.’”
Blythe could be back in Prague to answer to the charges “right before Christmas, it could be right after or the beginning of next year. If I have to go, I will go.”
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