The reunited original lineup of SAIGON KICK has parted ways with bassist Tom DeFile before playing a single show. According to DeFile, the split happened because of "personalities and other reasons."
Chris McLernon, who was not a part of the original SAIGON KICK lineup, but came aboard as the band's bassist for the "Water" album in 1993 and remained with the group until they unofficially called it quits in 1999, will play bass on SAIGON KICK's upcoming reunion tour.
SAIGON KICK has announced three shows so far: Las Vegas on March 29; Hollywood on March 30 and New York City on April 11.
Lamb Of God front man Randy Blythe's manslaughter trial began yesterday in the Czech Republic.
The singer has been charged for the death of a fan who died two weeks after being allegedly injured at the band's concert in Prague in 2010.
Prior to going to court, Blythe posted the following comments for fans via Instagram, "And so it begins. I am calm and prepared. Everyone, thanks for your good thoughts and prayers. Have a nice day, y'all!" He also posted a photo showing him in a suit and with his hair cut short.
Blythe addressed the court once the trial got underway and said, "I've kept my word. I said that I would come back to court today and I did. I do not shy away from responsibility. I'm not a person who runs away from problems. But I do not want to be punished for something I did not do."