Machine Head have found their new bassist! After the group parted ways with longtime bassist Adam Duce, Machine Head allowed the public to audition for a chance to act as the band's touring bassist for the entire duration of the 2013 Mayhem Festival. After months of searching, bassist Jared MacEachern has finally been given the gig.
Machine Head are working on new music, but it's a steady pace as the band has yet to name their replacement for longtime bassist Adam Duce. Frontman Robb Flynn spoke at length about their current progress in his latest online journal entry and also revealed that the search for a new bassist has been narrowed to eight.
Machine Head have been dealing with some serious bassist issues since the departure of original member Adam Duce. The band recently took to their Facebook page and invited fans to submit audition tapes, and although Machine Head have yet to find a new musician to hold down the low end for their upcoming Mayhem Festival dates, the metal titans will be accepting YouTube videos until April 19.
Listen up, bassists, because the chance of a lifetime may be within your grasp. Machine Head are holding public auditions to find a temporary bass player. The goal of Machine Head's new experiment? Finding a stellar musician to perform with the band on this year's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival tour.
The news came as a bit of a shock last week when Machine Head announced they were parting ways with longtime bassist Adam Duce. A very general statement on the matter revealed the separation, stating that the split was amicable and that the band wished Duce the best in his current and future endeavors. Now, a new letter from frontman Robb Flynn reveals that Duce was, in fact, fired from the band.