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3rd July 2013

randy blythe

Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe is writing a memoir. The book, which is currently planned for a Spring 2014 release will focus on his controversial arrest and imprisonment for manslaughter charges in the Czech Republic, his subsequent acquittal and events since then.

In June 2012, Randy Blythe was arrested in a Czech Republic airport while the band was on tour. What followed was one of the most controversial trials in music history. Blythe was blamed for the death of Daniel Nosek who succumbed to a head injury roughly a month after attending a 2010 Lamb of God show. Nearly nine months after Blythe's initial arrest, he was found "not guilty" by a Czech court.

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The memoir will be released via Da Capo Press, which has published memoirs from legendary musicians such as Tony Iommi, Corey Taylor, Rex Brown and Al Jourgensen. Anyone who follows Blythe knows his written prowess matches his outspoken nature. It's just unfortunate that his first official book will focus on what in many repcts is such a negative topic:

"While I've dreamed of being a published author almost since I began to read, I never imagined my first book would center around such a sad topic. Sometimes though, life unexpectedly provides you a story that needs to be told. I believe this one does (for several different reasons, not just for the benefit of myself), so I will tell it with the respect and dignity all involved deserve. This will be a good read, I promise you, and I hope some good comes of it." Metaltalk will be first to let you know when the memoir is due out. With Randy's turn of phrase, it's sure to be a real page turner.


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