The lead singer of metal band Lamb of God tried to run for President... and was then charged with manslaughter. This story is nuts!
Lead vocalist of the metalcore band Lamb of God, Randy Blythe, announced that he would be running for President of the United States via a blog entry on 5 January 2012. The title of the entry was 'I want to be the Big Cheese'.
With an official campaign slogan like "Fuck the dumb shit. Let's get real here", it is hardly surprising that his name did not appear on the ballot in any of the fifty states. Why would he think he is qualified for the job of being the 'Big Cheese'? Before Lamb of god became successful, Blythe worked as a cook. He also had various side projects and collaborated with bands like A Life Once Lost.
In the end, Blythe was otherwise occupied during the run up to the election, and also during the election itself, due to charges of suspicion of manslaughter having been laid against him.
On 24 May 2010, Blythe was involved in an incident that resulted in the death of Daniel Nosek in Prague. Daniel tried to climb onstage and was thrown off backwards by Blythe. He fell directly on his head, causing a fatal injury. On 27 June 2012 Randy was arrested by Czech police on suspicion of manslaughter and held in remand in prison for five weeks.
On 5 March 2013 Prague municipal court ruled that Blythe was not criminally liable for Nosek's death, but has a moral responsibility for it.
It is unclear whether Randy Blythe has any intentions of running for President in future.