Update on Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe

July 6, 2012 by  
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Lamb of God’s singer, Randy Blythe has been detained in in a Czech jail for Fourth Degree Manslaughter stemming from an incident that happened at one of their shows in 2010.  Please read on for details:

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.

The follow up statement was released today, which said:

First of all, thanks to everyone who has reached out in support of Randy and each of us in this terrible situation. It’s noted and very much appreciated.  We have been keeping our heads down and not speaking out due to the fluid nature of the situation and the constantly changing information that even we receive daily.  Within an hour things can do endless 180’s. It’s maddening to try and make heads or tails.  We’re taking the time to speak to you as it has been a significant period of time since this situation began and while nothing is immediately clear to any of us, we are not trying to keep anyone in the dark.  We have reached out and are making use of the resources we have acquired to help our brother who is still detained in Czech jail. In the two years since, we were never notified of anything related to this incident.  Randy is our brother and we assure you, we are all staying very positive for him, working endlessly behind the scenes to provide any and all assistance possible.  The best we can do is to stay positive and continue to support our friend that we know is innocent.  We know that justice will prevail and we will continue to do our part to support our friend.

- LAMB OF GOD

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Girl Scout Cookies: The Downfall of Mankind

February 11, 2011 by  
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Girl Scouts… Aren’t they supposed to be made of sugar and spice and everything nice?  Well I think that they’re a load of hypocritical bullshit with a secret agenda fueled by evil cookies!

Girl Scouts of the United States of America

According to Wikipedia, “GSUSA aims to empower girls and to help teach values such as honesty, fairness, courage, compassion, character, sisterhood, confidence, and citizenship.”  Dishonesty comes straight from the top!  Let’s look at what these little demons have to peddle every year:

Now, look at the shit they’re selling you?  The Girl Scouts are supposed to be promoting honesty, compassion, and citizenship.  They’re honestly helping to make the citizens of the United States of America a bunch of fat asses!  Every year when the cookie drive comes around, you see them outside the grocery store, Wal-Mart, and even at your doorstep.

“Mister, would you like to buy some Girl Scout cookies?”

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If you have any heart, you probably feel an unnecessary urge to buy a box to support the regime of cookie-selling zombies.  Before you know it, you’re reaching into your wallet to buy three boxes of cookies that you don’t even want.  The next thing you know, there are about 25 boxes of these cookies in the break room of your office.  You keep popping a few in your mouth every few hours, and the next thing you know, you’ve put on 10 pounds!  The cookies are good… Damn good.  I love the Tagalongs, or whatever the chocolate covered peanut butter ones are.  So I understand the ease that one can pop them into your mouth until your stomach hurts (and expands uncontrollably).

Wouldn’t you think that the Girl Scouts would be selling healthy, wholesome goods.. instead of making your ass jiggle like a bowl of Jell-O?  If the Girl Scouts, and all that they embody, can’t stand by their mission statement… Then what can we expect from these future leaders of America?

We may be in the midst of the collapse of mankind as we know it.

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Bonnaroo Top 5 Activities: #4 – Shakedown Street

May 27, 2010 by  
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Hippies rejoice!  You can find all the wares you need (and would never need) on “Shakedown Street.”  According to Wikipedia, Shakedown Street is defined as: “In the Deadhead community, and other likeminded musical scenes, an interesting tailgating culture has evolved. More than just a party for fans, it is a way for the faithful to sell wares which in turn fund their tickets and gas to the next concert in order to spend weeks, months, or even entire tours on the road. Along with the more traditional fare, there is a large selection of vegetarian food such as egg rolls, burritos, pizza, and falafel. Certain illicit foods like hash brownies and “ganja gooballs” are also often found among the foods in the parking lots. Other products available for the tailgaters include handmade jewelery, bumper stickers, t-shirts, or certain types of paraphernalia.”  Yeah.  That’s it in a nutshell.

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There’s a main Shakedown as you make your way into Centeroo by the arch.  As you walk through this bustling center of free enterprise and opportunism at its finest, you’ll be surrounded by tons of interesting sights, sounds, and smells… Some good, some bad, and some that are downright repulsive.  Drum circles, tons of music (sometimes live), squishy ground, big slices of pizza, rings, hats, artfully created glass, and an myriad of wares are available for your sampling.  (Excelsior highly suggests that you sample each locations local wares!)  Rumor has it that there are other areas on the farm which have their own independent Shakedowns, but they’ve been known to move from year to year.

Do yourself a favor, and remember that Bonnaroo isn’t just a music festival.  It’s a music AND arts festival.  Go check out the many booths around the farm, and bring yourself home a few souvenirs!

A final tip:  If you really want to save a shitload on any purchases you make, hold off either until the last night of the festival, or the day you drive out.  You won’t believe how much money you’ll be able to save, since many vendors are desperately trying to unload as much product as possible!

Keep an eye out for King B and The Train, as we always hit up Shakedown several times during the festival!

- Moe

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