Metal music has the power to possess people into doing things that don't particularly make sense -- notably, the shoe toss. In the heat of the moment, concertgoers risk getting their feet stomped into oblivion just so they can throw their shoes at their favorite band. Machine Head guitarist Phil Demmel recently found himself at the receiving end of a shoe toss in Belgium -- walking off the stage after a blow to the head.
Machine Head have just released their music video for 'Locust,' the first single from their seventh full-length album 'Unto the Locust.' The video depicts the band thrashing as a swarm of locusts unleash havoc upon a city. Of course as ordinary citizens run for their lives, Machine Head don't let the infestation phase them as they watch the city succumb to the plague.
Machine Head's Robb Flynn Dishes on New Album
It’s another solid week for new rock releases on the Billboard 200 albums chart. ‘Chickenfoot III’, the latest from super group Chickenfoot debuted at No. 9 selling 42,000 copies. Their previously released self-titled album in 2009 rocked the charts at No. 4 with 52,000 units sold so the ‘Foot has some catching up to do. But with the combined star force of Sammy Hagar, Michael Anthony, Joe Satriani and Chad Smith, this release has some staying power.
Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn was recently kind enough to give us a few minutes of his time for an exclusive interview. During the interview he spoke to us about his fans buying his son Zander a new guitar after it was stolen during a home invasion and the difficulties of touring while being a father of two.