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Metallica plays “St. Anger” live in concert for the first time in a long time…

As part of their Metallica by request thing, fans in Prague have requested the song, “St. Anger”, to be added to their set list by popular vote. Everyone knows that the critical reception for Metallica’s album, “St. Anger” wasn’t well received by fans. It was the band’s most hated album but apparently, Prague happens to love the album. Since not many people liked the album too much, Metallica stayed away from playing songs from that album at their concerts over the years. The band played songs from the album at their concerts when the album first came out, of course but that’s about it. Metallica by request is an opportunity for fans to choose obscure Metallica songs in their sets. “St. Anger” is one of those obscure songs.

Even if “St. Anger” had mostly negative reviews, I thought it was a great album. It was pretty tight and really heavy. It had James’s best rhythm playing in many years. I never saw what was wrong with the album. The band just wanted to do something different since they’ve been doing the speed metal thing for years.

Metallica haven’t played any “St. Anger” stuff on their shows in a long time but they still seem to do a good job. The audience seem to like it and the band themselves even seem to be enjoying playing “St. Anger” again.

In the opening of this video, I love Kirk’s response. He was pissed that “Ride The Lightning” didn’t make the set list but of course, he’s just having fun and joking around.

This was a great performance. I watched this whole video. Metallica kills it like they always do. They should keep playing songs off of “St. Anger”. It’s not a bad album as many made it out to be.


Report: Now that Randy Blythe is finally a free man, Lamb of God gets right back to touring…

Now that Lamb of God singer, Randy Blythe, is a free man and is now able to go back living his life, Lamb of God is wasting no time to get back to music. Right away, after Randy’s acquittal announcement, the band just announced a pretty big tour.

See the band’s tour listings, here.

Congrats to Lamb of God and Randy! I’m sure their future concerts will have tighter security in the front row, so another fan won’t get killed again. I’m sure Randy didn’t kill that kid in Prague, maybe that death was an accident ’cause mosh pits do get pretty rough.

Well, life goes on and the show must go on, right? That’s what the band is doing here. They want to leave this in the past and move forward with their music, which is good.


Report: Randy Blythe, Lamb of God singer, is finally a free man!!!

I’m pretty sure Lamb of God fans and the metal community are all jumping up and down, being all excited and stuff ’cause Randy Blythe is finally a free man. He’s been acquitted in Prague today!

More on the story, here.

As a Lamb of God fan myself, I’d say that’s good news. I saw Lamb of God in concert a few years back when they opened for Metallica. Now they can get back to doing music, work on a new album and go on tour soon.


Report: Randy Blythe of Lamb of God, releases statement, thanks the fans for support and vows to fight back…

Now that Randy Blythe of Lamb of God, is out on bail and back in his hometown, he put out a statement. Talked about a few things. He thanked fans and supporters for their support while he was in jail in Prague. He also explains that the prison guards and other inmates treated Randy kindly. Plus, he vows to return to Prague so he can fight to get his name cleared. As you can see, he is maintaining his innocence.

I wish him good luck. He’s probably an innocent man, sure, but metal singers can’t be trusted.

Read the full statement, here.


Report: Randy Blythe finally freed from Prague prison on bail…

While it’s good news that Lamb of God singer, Randy Blythe, is finally freed on bail, and he’s going back on tour with the band to play, Knotfest, I still kind of don’t trust him being back out there. He could do this to somebody else, if he gets too aggressive on stage. I’m sure the people in Prague are a little suspicious and worried too.

More on the story, here.


Lamb of God finally releases statement about Randy Blythe arrest, also asks the public for legal fund donations…

The rest of the Lamb of God guys, have been pretty silent for a while about Randy Blythe’s Czech arrest, but today the band finally releases a statement. Read what they have to say, here.

Of course, the band would find him innocent. Randy’s supporters will always find him innocent, no matter the situation. I also find their legal fundraisers for Randy, pretty ridiculous. The other band members are wealthy enough, I’m sure they can afford legal funds themselves.


Brock speaks out on Randy Blythe manslaughter controversy in Prague…

Lamb of God frontman, Randy Blythe, has been arrested in Prague, which is the Capital of the Czech Republic. He was arrested for an incident back in 2010 during a concert where he is accused of an onstage altercation with a fan, in which later, the fan died of injuries. He was charged for manslaughter. He is now out on bail.

Of course, fans of Lamb of God, try to stick up for Randy. Claiming it was for self defense. The fan jumped on the stage when he wasn’t welcomed. All that stuff, blah blah blah blah. Okay, here is my honest thoughts on this story…

While I’m a fan of Lamb of God myself. I have their first two albums, and even saw them in concert when they opened for Metallica a few years back, I would have to agree with the manslaughter charge and Randy should be investigated. Before you get pissed, here’s why. Fans getting killed at concerts is nothing new. It’s been happening for years. Especially at metal concerts. Metal concerts can get worse, with the aggressive mosh pits and all. There are a lot of fans in facebook and other places online saying, that the fan got what he deserved ’cause he jumped on the stage where he didn’t belong. I mean, really? People jump on stages at concerts all the time, it happens. Usually when that stuff happens, the security will walk them off to the side of the stage, not throw them off. Why do fans jump on the stage? A lot of reasons: 1) To get a closer look at the rock stars. 2) They like to jump off the stage and into the crowd themselves. The list can keep going, but those two are the big reasons.

You see, you can’t always side with the rock stars on these things. I mean, what if they start it, sometimes you know? Rock stars can get a little aggressive and excited on stage, that sometimes they can get into a destructive mode and they want to start acting tough. Yes, the fan may have been drunk or on drugs that night and he was acting way out of line but there are better ways to handle things. Watching the video below, Randy wasn’t alone on throwing the fan off the stage. He got help with a huge man on the video, which looks to be a bodyguard or security or something.

I’m pretty sure Randy himself is feeling pretty horrible about this. I’m sure he even feels bad about the fan and his family/friends. I’m sure Randy didn’t mean what he did, ’cause he is a performer and even rock stars can make mistakes too. They’re not perfect, just like we aren’t. No matter what you think of the fan, he did not deserve it. Think about the family and friends. We don’t know how the whole thing happened, we weren’t there, so you can’t immediately call, Randy, an innocent man. Just because you’re a fan, doesn’t mean you have to be on his side. Like I said before, I’m a fan of Lamb of God, I love their music, but I think it’s wrong that Randy did this. He should have handled it better. All fans deserve to be treated safely at concerts, no matter how rough they can get. The fan was a human being and he was young. He didn’t deserve that. Just wait for the trial and then we can judge.