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.
Metallica's Cliff Burton is one of the most beloved figures in the history of hard rock and metal and his memory lives on with the legacy of the band's early albums. One of the future rockers who was influenced by the work of Burton and his Metallica bandmates was Machine Head's Robb Flynn, who posted a new journal entry reflecting on what Burton meant to him in honor of the celebration of the bassist's birthday.
No doubt Machine Head have had massive amounts of success with their 2011 album ‘Locust,' but now they are starting to plot out their next disc. On Machine Head’s official site, frontman Robb Flynn connects with his fans through his entries called ‘The General Journals: Diary of a Frontman…and other Ramblings” and in his latest journal entry, titled ‘Where Do We Go Now…?,’ Flynn mentions plans for the band to write new material "this week or next."
Coming in strong in the 2012 Loudwire Music Awards with more than half of the overall vote for Metal Video of the Year is Machine Head for 'Darkness Within.' The honor is incredibly well-earned, as the visual accompaniment for 'Darkness Within' plays more like an acclaimed short film rather than a music video.
Machine Head have built their fan base over a steadily strong career, but singer Robb Flynn still gets surprised by who some of his fans are. The rocker reveals in his latest journal that former baseball manager Tony La Russa and his family have shown their fandom for his work in recent years, which is something that still blows him away.