Blythe disgusted over fans’ massacre snub
Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe has erupted in fury after he asked an audience for one minute’s silence in memory of 20 shot schoolchildren – and some of the fans refused to comply.
The kids aged between 5 and 10 were murdered on Friday after a gunman rampaged through the school in Newtown, Connecticut, also killing six women before taking his own life.
Later that night, Blythe called on the crowd at a Lamb of God show in Medford, Oregon to show their respect with a minute of silence.
He says via Instagram: “It seemed appropriate. It’s a goddamned national tragedy. Most of the crowd complied, but several didn’t – some cursing and even laughing.
“I have never been more disgusted with an audience in my life. I wish we hadn’t played. I wanted to walk off stage.
“If you were one of those who wouldn’t shut up for sixty lousy seconds to honour twenty murdered children, go look in the mirror. You are looking at a piece of shit. Your parents are obviously pieces of shit too, because they raised you to behave with no dignity.
“To the fans who were respectful, I thank you. I am also sorry you have so many goddamned assholes in your community. You should do something about that.
“You yelling people give metal a band name. Screw that, you give humanity a bad name. Grow up. Your parents should have beaten some manners into you, you savage little beasts.
“With that, I will go to bed, say a prayer for those suffering, and hope for a better day tomorrow, because tonight sucked.”
Correction: Randy Blythe
Classic Rock recently reported on two occasions that Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe would present his own defence at his upcoming trial in Prague. This is not the case, and never has been. Lamb of God manager Larry Mazer has told Classic Rock: “The trial is early February. We have a full team of lawyers in the Czech Republic who have been on board since June 28th when Randy was first arrested; and from day one, Randy always made it clear that he would return to defend himself against the charges, but not as a lawyer.” Classic Rock is pleased to set the record straight and we apologise for having made an already difficult situation worse, which was never our intention – Martin Kielty, Classic Rock online news editor