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.”

Machine Gun Kelly Relentlessly Booed During Louder Than Life Set, Gets Into Physical Altercation With Audience Member

As previously reported, Machine Gun Kelly recently made headlines after insulting Slipknot onstage and feuding with Corey Taylor on social media. Now, during his September 25 appearance at the Louder Than Life Festival in Louisville, KY, rock and metal fans made it clear that they weren’t going to stand for his disrespect. The rapper turned rocker was relentlessly booed during the performance and even got into a physical altercation with an aggressive audience member. You can see fan-filmed footage of all of that below:

Machine Gun Kelly Says Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Wrote A “Terrible” Unused Verse For “Tickets To My Downfall”, Taylor Shares Emails That Dispute Those Claims

As previously reported, Machine Gun Kelly recently made headlines after blasting Slipknot by calling them “old weird dudes with masks” onstage at the 2021 Riot Fest in Chicago, IL. Now, the rapper turned rocker has apparently decided to keep the feud going on social media.

Machine Gun Kelly tweeted the following:

“very odd that when an artist talks shit, and i respond, i’m the bad guy.”

He later added:

“Corey [Taylor] did a verse for a song on tickets to my downfall album, it was fucking terrible, so i didn’t use it. he got mad about it, and talked shit to a magazine about the same album he was almost on. yalls stories are all off. just admit he’s bitter.”

Taylor then responded with the following:

“I don’t like people airing private shit like a child. So this is all I’ll say: I didn’t do the track because I don’t like when people try to ‘write’ for me. I said NO to THEM. So without further ado…. #receipts This is all I’m going to say about it.”

The receipts Taylor mentioned are emails between him and Machine Gun Kelly’s “Tickets To My Downfall” collaborator Travis Barker (Blink-182), which you can find below:

Machine Gun Kelly has since fired back as well:

“basically, your verse was really bad. respectfully, i was just telling you to rewrite it because it was really bad. respectfully. 😕 but let’s do a britney spears song cover together 🤘🏼”