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.
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.