Machine Gun Kelly On His Feud With Slipknot’s Corey Taylor: “We All Acted Ridiculous”

Last year, Machine Gun Kelly made headlines after insulting Slipknot onstage and feuding with Corey Taylor on social media. Now, the rapper turned rocker has reflected on the incident, saying that everyone “acted ridiculous.”

MGK said the following in his new documentary [via The Pit]:

“It’s funny, the whole Slipknot issue (which really isn’t a Slipknot issue, it’s a Corey issue). That situation’s unfortunate because I think both of us let our egos get in the way.

You know, I was a fan of Slipknot. I was a fan of Corey. That’s why I’d asked him to get on ‘Tickets to My Downfall.’ He obviously had mutual respect, too, because he cut a verse.

I kind of tried to give notes back, like ‘oh, you know, this wasn’t exactly what I was looking for, can we try this?’ And respectfully he was like, you know, ‘no.’ And I was like, ‘okay, cool.’ So we didn’t use it. You know, then I heard him on a podcast.”

He also added the following about a previous comment that Taylor made about “artists who failed in one genre and decided to go rock”:

“That narrative always confused me. My most successful album was the album I just put out. ‘Hotel Diablo,’ that’s a rap album that has a billion-plus streams. I could have handled it differently. I should have just picked up the phone and been like hey dude, ‘why would you say that’? But, instead, we all acted ridiculous.”

This news comes after Taylor reflected on the feud in January, saying that MGK shouldn’t “run [his] mouth about bands that have been doing this for 20 fucking years.”

Watch Machine Gun Kelly Join Mötley Crüe Onstage In Atlanta, GA

During the kickoff date of Mötley Crüe’s stadium tour with Def Leppard, Poison, and Joan Jett at Suntrust Park in Atlanta, GA, the band were joined onstage by Machine Gun Kelly for a performance of their collaborative track “The Dirt (Est. 1981).” That song was written for the band’s biopic “The Dirt,” which finds Machine Gun Kelly playing drummer Tommy Lee. Notably, Lee didn’t take part in the “The Dirt (Est. 1981)” performance due to broken ribs that caused him to leave the stage after five songs.

Machine Gun Kelly To Return To Rap On His Next Album

It looks like Machine Gun Kelly’s turn to pop-punk is over for now. During an interview with Audacy, the musician revealed that his next album will find him returning to his rap roots.

Machine Gun Kelly said the following:

“I’m going to make a rap album for myself. For no other reason, no point to prove, no chip on my shoulder… If I keep doing things to prove things to people, I’m going to, one, drive myself crazy and, two, not make a good product.

I made ‘Tickets‘ and ‘Mainstream Sellout‘ because I wanted to make them. I need to now also make people miss that sound because ‘Tickets‘ and ‘Mainstream Sellout‘ are companion albums, I don’t think making a third that’s so [similar to those] is going to be exciting unless it’s missed.”

He also added:

“So I’m going to do this tour and I’m gonna step into where I left [off with 2019’s] ‘Hotel Diablo‘ and expand on my storytelling as a rapper and find a new innovative sound for the hip-hop Machine Gun Kelly. That’s where my excitement is and where me as a music archaeologist wants to explore.”

This news comes after Machine Gun Kelly caused waves in the rock community a number of times. This includes feuding with Slipknot’s Corey Taylor, performing a lackluster cover of System Of A Down‘s “Aerials,” etc.

[via Loudwire]

Machine Gun Kelly Accused Of Ripping Off Paramore For His And Bring Me The Horizon’s Collaborative Track “Maybe” (UPDATED)

UPDATE: Loudwire have since noted that “Misery Business” is actually cited as an interpolate on “Maybe” in songwriting credits that were shared on Genius.

Original Story:

Machine Gun Kelly has been accused of ripping off Paramore‘s “Misery Business“ for his and Bring Me The Horizon’s collaborative tack “Maybe.“ As pointed out by The PRP, All That Remains frontman Phil Labonte was among those who commented on the alleged plagiarism after seeing a video from Rock Feed, which showcased the similarities between the tracks. This news comes after Machine Gun Kelly and Travis Barker (Blink-182) previously shared a cover of “Misery Business“ in 2020.

Watch Machine Gun Kelly Cover System Of A Down’s “Aerials” On “The Howard Stern Show”

During a recent appearance on “The Howard Stern Show,” Machine Gun Kelly performed a cover of System Of A Down’s “Aerials.“ You can find some footage of that below:

Watch Music Video For Machine Gun Kelly And Bring Me The Horizon’s Collaborative Track “Maybe”

Machine Gun Kelly and Bring Me The Horizon have shared an official video for their new collaborative track “Maybe.” That song is from Machine Gun Kelly’s new album “Mainstream Sellout,” which was released today (March 25).

Bring Me The Horizon Guest On New Machine Gun Kelly Song “Maybe”

Bring Me The Horizon are featured on a new Machine Gun Kelly song titled “Maybe.” You can check that out below. The track is from Machine Gun Kelly’s new album “Mainstream Sellout,” which will be released on March 25.

Oli Sykes (Bring Me The Horizon) And Machine Gun Kelly Debut New Song “Maybe” At “Emo Nite”

Oli Sykes (Bring Me The Horizon) and Machine Gun Kelly recently debuted their new collaborative track, “Maybe,” at an “Emo Nite” event in Los Angeles, CA. You can find some fan-filmed footage of that below:

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor To Machine Gun Kelly: You Don’t Get To “Run Your Mouth About Bands That Have Been Doing This For 20 Fucking Years”

Last year, Machine Gun Kelly made headlines after insulting Slipknot onstage and feuding with Corey Taylor on social media. Now, during a Q&A session on the 2022 ShipRocked cruise, Taylor discussed the situation further, saying that the rapper turned rocker shouldn’t “run [his] mouth about bands that have been doing this for 20 fucking years.”

Taylor said the following:

“For those of you that don’t know, MGK doesn’t like me very much. And let me follow that up by saying I don’t care.

I won’t fill you in on the whole fucking story because you can go online and look it all up. However, I will say this: he maintains that I started it. The truth is he started it. Now, I will explain to you why.

If you don’t know, they asked me to do a tune with him. They sent it to me. I didn’t dig it. And I tried to do something with it because of my respect for Travis [Barker], because he and I worked together before. They sent me these really weird notes and they wanted me to sing his words. And I just said, ‘I’m not gonna do it.’ And I sent an e-mail. I posted that e-mail. And I didn’t hear back from him. And I thought it was done. Fast forward about eight months, and Machine Gun Kelly is doing this weird Instagram Live interview with Allie from Spotify. And he goes off on this fucking rant about rock stars and comfortable shoes. It sounds as smart as you think it is. … I mean, spit was coming out of his face. And I’m watching it and I’m going, ‘You fuck. You’ve been here for five minutes, basically, and you’re gonna fucking run your mouth about bands that have been doing this for 20 fucking years, like in the mud, in the dirt. They’re gonna wear whatever the fuck they want. You’re gonna walk in here with your fucking black tongue and try to talk some shit on some bands that would fucking circle your ass? Fuck you.’ So when I had my opportunity to say something, I did. And I didn’t call him out. I just said what I said about people failing in one genre and sliding over to another. And that upset him. … Weirdly, we’re in Chicago on the same show, and we’re playing basically at the same time. And he wasn’t happy that there were a lot of people at our show — and I do mean a lot.

But he, to this day, maintains that I started it. It’s, like, the only reason I said what I said is because he said what he said. You don’t get to walk into a genre with the history, with the work… The fact that this genre really doesn’t get the fucking respect that it deserves. You don’t get to walk in as some weird substitute teacher and pretend that you can tell us what to wear — boots, shoes, house fucking shoes, slippers. Why don’t you suck every inch of my dick? You don’t get to do that. And these are bands that maybe I don’t even fucking know, but guess what? I fucking respect them because they get on fucking stage and they fucking give every fucking thing they’ve got.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Audience Members Throw Bottles And Branches At Machine Gun Kelly During Aftershock Festival

As previously reported, Machine Gun Kelly recently made headlines after insulting Slipknot onstage and feuding with Corey Taylor on social media. Since then, rock and metal fans have been trying to make him pay for his disrespect. The rapper turned rocker was booed restlessly during his September 25 performance at the Louder Than Life Festival in Louisville, KY and it looks like things still weren’t going good for him during his October 9 performance at the Aftershock Festival in Sacramento, CA. According to MetalSucks, he was greeted with more boos and middle fingers during the event and was even pelted with empty bottles and tree branches. Machine Gun Kelly told the crowd the following about his decision to play the festival:

“Mixed opinions. I love you so much. This morning I was like, ‘Do we get on the plane and go to this?’ I was sitting there thinking about the last festival we did where this 10-year-old got her poster ripped up just for liking me. I’m doing this show for her and everyone who came to see us.”