BBC Wales have run a story today stating that Lost Prophets frontman Ian Watkins has been arrested for child sex abuse. The arrest came after Watkins was found to have engaged in sexual activity with a female under 13 and also found in possession and distribution of indecent images of children.
This is obviously shocking news to wake up to. Thoughts going out to everyone connected with the band throughout what must be a difficult time.
Front man of the iconic metal band Lamb of God, Randy Blythe has been arrested and charged with manslaughter. The arrest took place before the band was set to perform at Prague’s Hard Rock Cage on 28th June 2012. Allegedly Randy’s arrest is in relation to an incident that took place at Club Abaton, Prague back in 2010. Local police have issued the following, ‘We have arrested the singer and charged him with the crime of bodily harm and resulting in the death of the fan’.
Reports suggest the incident occurred as a fan jumped onto the stage and was involved in a tussle with Randy resulting in injury with the fan’s death being linked to the injuries. Before further details are released these claims can neither be confirmed nor denied. The only comment from the band on the situation is a tweet reading “Freerandyblythe”. However, Lamb of God’s American PR team have announced a statement which may lay rumours to rest (for a while at least)…
“LAMB OF GOD management will be issuing an official statement on Monday regarding the charges made against singer Randy Blythe. As no formal charges have yet been made and the case is only in the investigation stages, it would be premature to make an official statement filled with false truths or innuendos.
Having said that, management wished to address today one false piece of information that has been included in many of the news stories released so far. Under no circumstances was there a fight of any kind involved. This incident deals with a fan that three times during the concert jumped the barricade and rushed Randy during the performance. It is alleged that the third time, security was not able to reach him and that Randy pushed him back into the audience where supposedly he fell and hit his head.
Again, until the investigation is concluded this weekend, nothing more will be released, but clarity and the facts needed to be addressed on this one reported point which is totally inaccurate.”