Richard Christy decided to support LAMB OF GOD‘s vocalist Randy Blythe, who is facing possible manslaughter charges in the Czech Republic. He thinks the whole situation will make bands not want to play the Czech Republic anymore.
Well, we’re sure we have a division of opinion here. Will your band avoid playing in good country of Czech Republic after this incident?
It’s such a bummer to hear about that. Randy is such an amazing guy. All of those guys are really good friends of mine. I actually toured with them in 2004. Right when I got the job with Howard Stern, we had a week off from the radio show and I went to see them at Ozzfest and they asked me if I wanted to travel with them. I went on tour with them and hung out. I was kind of their assistant drum tech for that week. I even jammed on the song ’11th Hour’ with them during a soundcheck in Canada. It was so much fun. They’re just great guys, really down to earth. I feel so bad for the whole band and for Randy. I hope it gets cleared up really soon. You know, it’s going to make bands not want to play the Czech Republic anymore. Plus, when people get on stage, you have to be careful now. You never know what they’re going to do, you have to think about their motives. It’s scary these days because of the Dimebag incident. It’s an unfortunate thing. I really hope Randy gets to come back to his family soon and everything gets cleared up.
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