Robb Flynn (Machine Head) & Friends Cover Linkin Park, Temple Of The Dog, Etc. At Flynn’s 50th Birthday Bash

During Robb Flynn’s 50th birthday bash at the Operahouse in Oakland, CA, the Machine Head frontman covered various songs with his musician friends. Covers included: Linkin Park‘s “In The End“, Temple Of The Dog‘s “Hunger Strike“, Stevie Nicks & Tom Petty‘s “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around”, Nine Inch Nails‘ “Head Like A Hole“, George Michael’s “Careless Whisper”, The Beatles‘ “Birthday“, AC/DC‘s “TNT“, Snoop Dogg‘s “Gin And Juice“, Ozzy Osbourne‘s “Crazy Train”, etc.

In other news, Machine Head also teamed up with Altamont Beer for “Burning Red Lager.” That beverage was available at the concert as well:

Machine Head’s Robb Flynn Announces 50th Birthday Bash

Machine Head’s Robb Flynn will be turning 50 on July 19, and he will be celebrating with a big birthday bash at the Metro Operahouse in Oakland, CA on July 22. Tickets for the concert will go on sale this Friday (May 12).

Machine Head commented:


Yes ladies and gentlemen, this July our fearless leader Robb Flynn will officially be a Quinquagenarian!!??

– In Led Zeppelin terms, that’s halfway up the stairway to heaven!
– In fact, at 50, he’ll spend more time trimming his nose hair than his head hair!!
– Hell, the best form of birth control for Robb at this is point, is nudity!
– At 50, he’s entered the Stone Age… gall, kidney, and bladder.
– He’s seen it all, done it all…… but can’t remember most of it!
– That’s right, his back goes out more than he does!
– Turning 50 means he’s so old that “doing it three times a night” is how many times Robb get’s up to pee!!
– At 50 he’s stiff in all the places he doesn’t want to be, and needs a pill to get stiff in the places he does!!
– Christ, his wild oats have just turned to porridge!!

Ba Da Bing!

In honor of the inglorious occasion, the youthfully challenged yet chronologically gifted frontman will be celebrating with a concert performance on Saturday, July 22nd at The Metro Operahouse in Oakland, CA. and features a cavalcade of D-List rockstars, has-been’s, and never-was’s, such as Fuckin’ Joe Cabral and Robb himself.

The debaucherous, alcohol-drenched event will likely be viewed by future generations as “the greatest show of all-time”, and is sure to make him an official charter member for the “Old Farts Hall of Fame”!

He only turns half-a-century this year, don’t miss this once in a lifetime event!!

Tickets go on sale this Friday at noon California time.

Share and spread the word please!!!”

Machine Head’s Robb Flynn Shares New Folk Song “Bastards”

Robb Flynn (Machine Head) has posted footage of him performing a new folk song titled “Bastards.” The track was written in wake of Donald Trump’s disappointing win, and the racism that has been popping up as a result of it.

“Bastards” Lyrics:

“Yesterday I told my sons “sometimes the bad guys win”
And that it made me scared about the world that we live in
But I had to reassure them that it wouldn’t be for long
Sons we have to be ourselves
We have to be strong

I said “sons you are the future, so let this be a lesson”
There may come a day you have to fight off their aggression
Cause fear and hatred won today, the darkness ate the light
But both you look in my eyes, “it’ll be all right”

In every step you take,
I’m with you all the way,
Cause I would die for you
And do what’s right for you
In hopes that when I’m gone
You’ll carry on these words I wrote for you

Til then…
I’ll sing

Stand your ground
Don’t let the bastards grind you down
Be bold, be strange
Don’t let their fears make you afraid
There’s hope, they’ll change

Today I looked out to the world, thought “what a bloody mess!”
They stripped our morals from us, put ’em under house arrest
“Liberty” and “country” are the words they need to speak
A little “god” a little “freedom”, if we don’t agree we’re weak

And every politician stood there idle and so smug
Empowering the racists and 2nd Amendment thugs
Wall St and the billionaires, thinking they’re so smart
Saying “vote with your wallets, instead of with your hearts!”

But we wont go away!
You won’t forget our name!
The p***y generation, the PC and the brave
The protesters that slink along the streets of misery

And so…
I’ll sing

Stand your ground
Don’t let the bastards grind you down
Be bold, be strange
Don’t let their fears make you afraid
There’s hope, they’ll change

No, no, no, no, no

So give us all your fa***ts, all your ni***rs and your s***ks
Give us all your mu***ms, the so-called ter****sts
We welcome them with open arms, put ‘em in our mix
We’re better off together, embrace our difference

Remember there is love!
Our words can stop their guns
Forget the rednecks
Living in the past
Were never going back now, we’ve reached critical mass

And so…
I’ll sing

Stand my ground
Won’t let the bastards grind me down
I’m bold, I’m strange
Won’t let their fears make me afraid
There’s hope, they’ll change”

Machine Head Offer Behind The Scenes Look At “Is Anybody Out There?” & Discuss How Phil Anselmo’s Racist Outburst Inspired Part Of It

Machine Head have shared some more behind the scenes footage of them recording their new song “Is Anybody Out There?.” In the clip, Robb Flynn revealed that the song was partly inspired by Phil Anselmo’s racist outburst at Dimebash, which Flynn publicly condemned. He also mentions the repercussions he faced after calling out Anselmo. The digital single is available now, and a limited edition white with red splatter 7″ will be available on July 22.

Machine Head Stream New Song “Is There Anybody Out There?”

Machine Head are streaming a new song titled “Is There Anybody Out There?,” via SiriusXM. The track will be available in digital outlets on June 3, and a music video for it will be released soon.

Robb Flynn said the following:

“The song is about love, loneliness, racism, and not getting what is going on in the world/America,. It’s very much about current events, but applies to a bigger picture.”

Machine Head Reschedule Recent European Dates

Machine Head have announced their rescheduled European shows. The band was forced to miss some showd, due to Robb Flynn being sick. You can see the rescheduled dates, along with a new Paris date below:

03/15 Luxembourg – Den Atelier
03/16 Paris – Cabaret Sauvage
03/18 Reims – Cartonnerie
03/19 Clermont-Ferrand – Coop De Mai

REIMS SHOW CANCELLED, FRENCH / LUX SHOWS RESCHEDULED, PARIS CONFIRMED. Due to the ongoing sickness of frontman Robb Flynn, tonight’s show in Reims has been cancelled. Adds frontman Flynn, “I went to the hospital in Reims yesterday as every time I cough it feels like I’m inhaling fire, while someone jabs a screwdriver sideways in my throat. The doctor said I have severe bronchitis, a burned trachea, and a throat infection. He gave me a whole new set of meds, inhalers, and antibiotics to take, which I’m taking, plus sitting in the insanely hot sauna every day to sweat this shit out." "The good news is that all of the cancelled shows have been rescheduled to mid-March after the UK dates, and amazingly, there was an avail in Paris when we looked, so we took it with a quickness. The Lille show will happen tomorrow, and I expect to be 100% in no time." "I realize this has been disappointing for many of you, (travel plans, timing, etc) please know that no one has been more disappointed about this than me. We thank you for your understanding and patience during the extremely frustrating time, we will make it up to you Head Cases!!” All sold tickets remain valid for the new dates, below are the rescheduled shows including the new Paris date: 15 Mar – Luxembourg – Den Atelier 16 Mar – Paris – Cabaret Sauvage ** 18 Mar – Reims – Cartonnerie 19 Mar – Clermont-Ferrand – Coop De Mai REMAINING TOUR DATES: 20-Feb Lille, FR (*sold out*) 21-Feb Dortmund, GER (*sold out*) 22-Feb Stuttgart, GER (*sold out*) 24-Feb Frankfurt, GER (*sold out*) 25-Feb Dresden, GER 26-Feb Hannover, GER (*sold out*) 27-Feb Berlin, GER (*sold out*) 29-Feb Tilburg, NL 02-Mar Norwich, UK 03-Mar Nottingham, UK (*sold out*) 05-Mar Belfast, UK (*sold out*) 06-Mar Dublin, IR 08-Mar Manchester, UK (*sold out*) 10-Mar Cardiff, UK 11-Mar London, UK 12-Mar Glasgow, UK #machinehead

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