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.
Machine Head's Robb Flynn has plenty to get off his chest and he's reviving his online diaries as his forum. Among the topics on his mind as part of his 'The General Journals: Diary of a Frontman … and Other Ramblings' missive was his recent performance at the Mitch Lucker Memorial Show, honoring the late Suicide Silence frontman with an acoustic cover of Black Sabbath's 'Die Young.'
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.