Randy Blythe began defending himself from manslaughter charges in Prague yesterday. The Lamb of God singer posted an updated on his Instagram saying that he is calm and prepared. He also thanks everyone for their positive thoughts and prayers. Blythe was arrested and held for several weeks in a Prague jail last year, charged with manslaughter in the death of a fan that died after a Lamb of God concert. The fan reportedly jumped on stage multiple times with conflicting reports as to who pushed him off the stage. When the fan was ejected off stage, he hit his head and died days later. It's unclear how long the trial might last. Blyth could get 5 to 10 years if convicted. There's a Czeck news report (below or at this link) showing Blythe in court, but it's in gibberish ... good luck translating.
New album announced
Here’s just a taste of the latest Volbeat news: The Danish rockers have unveiled details on their forthcoming album and are welcoming former Anthrax guitarist Rob Caggiano to the band. The album Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies, but we’re still unclear on a release date. We’ll keep you posted.
Dave Grohl as Chelsea Lately
The Dave Grohl Bump
Not since the likes of KISS has there been a true renausaunce in branding Rock Stars. Dave Grohl has tapped into that. The multi-talented eclectic personality that has been a staple in rock history for the past 20 years is a marketing genius. His next step is to get in front of the audience of "Chelsie Lately," whoever the hell that is. Not only did Grohl sub for Chelsie Monday, he's gonna be there all week. Surely that'll give the E! TV show the Dave Grohl bump.
No new Tool
It's been over 6 years and I'm sad to report ... Sorry folks, no new Tool album in 2013. Reports indicate that front man Maynard James Keenan has stated that the band will not release a new album in 2013. He's got projects out that wazoo, Adam Jones is getting married, and we think Danny Carey has been injured riding an Italian scooter accident, though it's not confirmed so it could be bassist Justin Chancellor. Maynard told Radio Futuro in Chile that "No new disc. Not this year … I have not written any songs. So no, there is nothing." Don't get your hopes up.
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