No matter where your personal musical taste falls, you've got to give some serious respect to Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn. On Friday (Dec. 14), only a very short time after recovering from emergency hernia surgery, Flynn was hit in the family jewels by a New York City cab. After a four-hour hospital stay, Flynn rushed to the Roseland Ballroom to perform that night's set with his band, leading to an onstage diss in the direction of All That Remains for apparently refusing to switch set times despite Flynn's debacle.
It's been eight years since the tragic onstage murder of Pantera / Damageplan guitar legend 'Dimebag' Darrell Abbott, but the utter outpouring of love, respect and the desire to memorialize the man has not diminished one iota. Among those who honored Dimebag's legacy this year are Robb Flynn and the rest of Machine Head.
Machine Head fans worldwide we certainly happy to hear that frontman Robb Flynn made it through his emergency hernia surgery with just a bad-ass scar, allowing Flynn to get back on the road for their current tour with Dethklok, All That Remains and The Black Dahlia Murder. Adding to the list of good news, Machine Head are planning to start writing their next album once the tour comes to an end.
It took a little longer than initially expected, but Machine Head made it back to the stage Monday night in Oakland. The band was forced to temporarily drop off their tour when Robb Flynn required emergency surgery for a hernia, and they planned to be back for a show in Portland, Ore., on Saturday night. However, a bus breakdown thwarted those plans, but they eventually returned to the stage in Oakland.
They say music comes from the soul, but we're not sure what part of Robb Flynn's aching, recuperating body that his determination comes from. The Machine Head vocalist is making good on his promise to rejoin the band's trek with Dethklok, All That Remains andBlack Dahlia Murder before its conclusion, revealing they'll be back on the bill as of this Saturday (Nov. 24) in Portland, Ore.
Machine Head are currently on tour with Dethklok, All That Remains and the Black Dahlia Murder. With a lineup that is sure to both draw and excite metalheads, one unfortunate part of the United States is going to miss out on the full show, as Machine Head have been banned from ever performing on property owned by the Disney corporation. Thus, the Orlando, Fla. stop of the tour on Dec. 4 will be Machine Head-less.