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.'
The lineup for the Mitch Lucker Memorial Show Friday night (Dec. 21) was already pretty stacked, but the revelation that there would be surprise guests had many in the audience speculating who that might be. By the end of the night, Lamb of God's Randy Blythe, Machine Head's Robb Flynn and Soulfly's Max Cavalera had turned up to honor the late Suicide Silence frontman, making the show even more memorable.
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.
It took a little longer than initially expected, but Machine Head made it back to the stage Monday night in Oakland. The band was forced to temporarily drop off their tour when Robb Flynn required emergency surgery for a hernia, and they planned to be back for a show in Portland, Ore., on Saturday night. However, a bus breakdown thwarted those plans, but they eventually returned to the stage in Oakland.
They say music comes from the soul, but we're not sure what part of Robb Flynn's aching, recuperating body that his determination comes from. The Machine Head vocalist is making good on his promise to rejoin the band's trek with Dethklok, All That Remains andBlack Dahlia Murder before its conclusion, revealing they'll be back on the bill as of this Saturday (Nov. 24) in Portland, Ore.