Lamb of God singer Randy Blythe was arrested in the Czech Republic last week. He was charged with manslaughter after a fan died from injuries incurred after allegedly being thrown off the stage by Blythe and a security guard during a Lamb of God show in 2010. Despite posting his $200,000 bail earlier this week, Prague police insist that Blythe remains in prison for the immediate future, potentially up to 20 days while investigators continue their probe. The band released a statement today, providing a short update on the situation.
In more court-related news, Rihanna is suing her former accountants for millions of dollars in damages and lost revenue. The singer claims that Berdon LLP took “exorbitant” commissions, such as taking 23% of revenues from Rihanna’s “Last Girl on Earth” tour, while the singer herself only made 6%.
Adele announced last week that she is expecting her first child with boyfriend Simon Konecki. This will be Konecki’s second child, as he has one from a previous marriage.
Android, which (contrary top popular belief) is the most-used smartphone operating system in the country, has released information about a new update for their music app platform. Unfortunately, Jelly Bean, the new operating system, won’t be available to most Android users for about six months.
Coachella producers Goldenvoice threatened to move the festival out of Indio, Calif. after the city proposed a new admissions tax. In June, the City Council declined the tax, but a petition arose to put it back on the November ballot. As of Thursday afternoon, the petition has been dropped. The tax would have added an extra $18 per ticket.