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Metal band's singer charged in Czech fan death

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The manager of a Virginia-based heavy metal band says its lead singer will vigorously defend himself against a charge that he caused a fan's death at a concert in the Czech Republic.

Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe was charged Friday in Prague with causing bodily harm to another person with lethal consequences. The 41-year-old Blythe is accused of pushing the fan from the stage during a 2010 concert. The fan died of a head injury.

The Richmond-based band's manager Larry Mazer said in a statement Monday that Blythe responded professionally to the large number of fans who rushed the stage amid lax security.

Blythe spent five weeks in custody of Czech authorities before being released on bail in August. He has been in the U.S. since then.

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Dec 4, 2012 12:32PM
Now he can live out his bands name name as a sacrifice. Be careful what you represent or wish for cause God will give you that.
Dec 4, 2012 9:26AM
We are talking about Russia. Of course they found him guilty, there a country that cannot stand up for themselves, they have to hid behind that leader they have and the church. Look what happened to Pussy Riot. You can't even speak your mind without being punished in some sort of way. I am not a big Lamb of god fan either but he should stay right here in the US and do not trael to Russia again.
Dec 4, 2012 1:58AM
I'm not really to into Lamb of God much, more of a old school Metal: Iron Maiden, Testament, Metallica, Pantera, Mercyful Fate, Exodus kind of guy. I will say it's to bad what happened to the Czech fan and a shame that Mr. Blythe now has to go through this ordeal. I don't know much but what I've read now and I believe in this country you attend concerts at your own risk. It would most definitely be your risk rushing the stage while the bands playing. I know I would push a fan away from me if they jumped on stage and just points to a lack of quality stage security at the event. Randy Blythe should be found not guilty if everything stated is fact, but you never know about other countries laws?
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