Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn just typed up another post for his always entertaining 'The General Journals: Diary of a Frontman… And Other Ramblings' blog. This edition celebrates the 10th anniversary of the band's album 'Through the Ashes of Empires,' nearly becoming the singer of Drowning Pool and much, much more.
Earlier this week, Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn slammed Avenged Sevenfold and their new album 'Hail to the King.' Calling 'Hail to the King' a "covers album," Flynn channeled his inner David Letterman to construct a Top 10 list of jokes about Avenged Sevenfold's latest record, in the process accusing A7X of "blatant jackery" of Metallica, Megadeth and Guns N' Roses songs. Having seen the list, Avenged vocalist M. Shadows has offered a retort in Flynn's direction.
Avenged Sevenfold stormed to the top of the Billboard 200 album chart with their latest full-length disc, 'Hail to the King.' The rabid dedication of Avenged Sevenfold fans has shown itself once again, but not everyone is raising their voice to congratulate the hard rock / heavy metal act on their No. 1 album. In fact, Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn wrote a lengthy, highly critical and pretty amusing article on Avenged Sevenfold's "blatant jackery" of material from other acts.
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.
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.'