Slayer Drummer Dave Lombardo Comments on Randy Blythe’s Arrest
The metal world has been in shock ever since the arrest of Lamb of God singer Randy Blythe’s arrest last week in Prague stemming from an incident in 2010 in which Blythe allegedly pushed a fan from the stage during a show; the fan reportedly died from the resultant injuries later on.
In a new interview with Loudwire, Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo offered his thoughts on the incident, commenting, “I can only make a presumption of what happened, but a kid jumps onstage, he accidentally pushes him off in the wrong way, hits his head, dies on the way to the hospital. Now if that’s what happened, I don’t know. But you’ve got to be gentle with these kids. You can’t just push them offstage. We’re talking five feet, sometimes six feet off the ground. That’s a hard fall and if he’s going up against a guardrail or something, you never know what he hit on his way down, I just don’t know what to say, but I see it happening.”
Blythe was reportedly granted release on bail over the weekend, but with banks closed, had to wait until today to pay it. The rest of the band returned home to the States over the weekend without him.
Watch the video of Blythe’s alleged crime here.
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