I wonder if Metallica really had an issue with how their music was used, or rather that their music was used. I definitely put them in that category of musicians (Prince, the Beatles, the Smashing Pumpkins)who are overly protective of their music.
It's always a bad idea when a metal band messes with Prague rock. Yesterday, Czech authorities arrested Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe and charged him with manslaughter shortly before the band's scheduled show at the Prague Hard Rock Cafe.
The charges refer to an incident from a 2010 show at the Club Aberton in Prague, when a fan bum-rushed the stage and sustained injuries to his head after a fight with Blythe. Who started the fight? Was the fan just trying to give Blythe a hug? Has Blythe entered into an unholy covenant with Satan contingent on sacrificing a fan every two years? Details are still forthcoming.
Update: The band's publicist is saying that the fan in question tried to rush the stage twice before security pulled him back. The third time, Blythe pushed him back into the audience, where he hit his head (thanks, Darkst!)
On Tuesday, famous singer Chris Brown sent the tweets above. Coming the day after he spent about an hour in jail for charges stemming from a hit and run, the tweets make it apparent that even with his continued success following Rihanna's beating, he's not feeling the love. It's a "mistake I made when I was 18" he laments, even though he was 19 and it only happened four years ago.
To put that in perspective, it took Chris Brown less time to atone for domestic violence than it took most of us to complete High School.