The WQLZ Music Minute--Music news written by Bishop for 92.7 WQLZ, The Rock Station
Fans: Free Blythe
Randy Blythe, the jailed Lamb of God front man, remains behind bars in the Czech Republic, and that has fans and colleagues calling for his release. Long story short, Blythe is charged in the death of a concertgoer who jumped on stage several times. The last time the guy jumped on stage Blythe pushed him away and dude fell off the stage and died about a month later. That was several years ago. Blythe was arrested a couple of weeks ago. Early yesterday a hundred Lamb of God fans gathered for a vigil in Virginia. Lamb of God guitarist Willie Adler attended and said it really brings the story home. The band isn’t talking too much about the whole deal but Adler’s father-in-law provided some more details. He said that the whole band was stopped at a Prague airport where armed forces arrested everyone. After a while the US embassy was able to free everyone except for Blythe.
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Static sounds off
Static-X front man Wayne Static is upset about Blythe’s detainment. He’s just the most recent artist to come out in support of Blythe. Static says that it’s “f**ked up,” and “s**t happens” and that it was “weird that they were trying to pin it on him.” Meanwhile Static-X has a new lineup. Static says that the new lineup has been working to resurrect old-school Static-X by rehearsing the first two albums. A new tour is forthcoming.
Orgy back at it
Also forthcoming is a new Orgy album. The band is working in the studio to bring their first album since 2004’s Punk Statik Paranoia. Expect that out sometime later this year or early in 2013.
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