Can you believe it was two years ago this very day that Lamb of God’s world was briefly turned upside down with the arrest of singer Randy Blythe.
Time flies, and if you don’t believe that, you must be a teenager. Because when I was a teenager, time seemed to drag.
Anyways, Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe has posted a blog online, reflecting on that fateful trip to Prague and his ensuing arrest.
As you know, he was charged with manslaughter and cleared.
“The woman beside me, my wife Cindy, texted me this morning telling me that 2 years ago today I was arrested in Prague. This made me a little emotional — a lot of things have happened in 24 months — for 14 of those months, I didn’t know whether or not I would be going to prison for 5-10 years.
“In those 24 months, I have toured the US, Europe, Asia, Australia/NZ, finishing in Africa just 4 1/2 months ago. I’ve had dear friends die, get married, have children. I’ve spoken at funerals, at the premier of a movie about my band, I’ve gotten my own radio show where I’ve spoken to guys who’ve influenced me since high school.
“I’ve convinced friends to go to rehab, I’ve seen some stay sober & some not. Our 18 y/o cat Henry died, and we got our new cat, Salad. I’ve been pursued by a literary agent, convinced to write a memoir, and got a book contract. I’ve written & recorded music that was performed by the Richmond Ballet and I’ve sang on a project with one of my punk rock heroes. I’ve written band bios, record reviews, memorial pieces for dead friends for magazines. I’ve had my photos used by bands, & gotten a solo gallery exhibit scheduled for Spring 2015 in NYC I’m working on.
“I’ve written lyrics & most of my book. I’ve had good days and bad days. Two years ago today I was in jail, scared and wishing I was free and could go surfing. In a few moments, I will do just that — I’m in the best shape I’ve ever been in my life. I’ve stayed sober one day, sometimes, one minute at a time throughout all this, and this woman has stuck by me as I fumble through this thing we call life. So I love you, honey! Thanks for sticking with me — I am 43 years old, and I am still learning & growing — it’s good to have a partner on the trip.”
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