Watch Machine Head’s Robb Flynn And Jared MacEachern Perform “The Blackening” In Full During Recent “Electric Happy Hour” Set

On March 26, Machine Head’s Robb Flynn and Jared MacEachern performed “The Blackening” in full during a virtual “Electric Happy Hour” set. You can see footage of that below:

Watch Machine Head’s Robb Flynn And Jared MacEachern Perform “The More Things Change…” In Full During Recent “Electric Happy Hour” Set

On March 19, Machine Head’s Robb Flynn and Jared MacEachern performed “The More Things Change…” in full during a virtual “Electric Happy Hour” set. You can see footage of that below:

Watch Megadeth, Steel Panther, Ex-Machine Head, Etc. Members Cover Dokken’s “Tooth And Nail”

Phil Demmel (Vio-lence, ex-Machine Head), David Ellefson (Megadeth), Russell Allen (Symphony X), and Stix Zadinia (Steel Panther) have joined forces for a quarantine cover of Dokken’s “Tooth And Nail.” Demmel commented:

“Me and Stix has been wanting to jam on something for awhile and finally had the opportunity on one of my favorite tunes from this era. Steel Panther took over the MH practice gear in Germany after our sets at the Rock Am Park Festival in 2012 and were slaying a bunch of Dokken covers. This had to be one we did. I had realized that Dave hadn’t guested on a CaJ yet so he was a no-brainer. Dave and I have the same mind-set as things go and he’s one of my favorites in the business. Always quick with the tracks and loves to get things done. Russell was the final piece and came through big. Such a huge talent and gave the song all the sprinkles. Paul Fig has been such a rad connection through all of this and beefed up our mix while Wayne Marsala is always on point with the vid edits. Thanks to George, Don, Mick and Jeff for creating such a ROKKEN tune and to all who had a part in bringing this cover to life.”

Watch System Of A Down, Ex-Machine Head, Etc. Members Cover Stone Temple Pilots’ “Dead & Bloated”

Jason Christopher (Corey Taylor, ex-Prong, etc.), Shavo Odadjian (System Of A Down), Phil Demmel (Vio-lence, ex-Machine Head), and Brandon Pertzborn (Ho99o9, Corey Taylor, etc.) have joined forces for a quarantine cover of Stone Temple Pilots‘ “Dead & Bloated.“ Christopher commented:

“I hope you enjoy watching this as much as we enjoyed making it. I would like to thank the homeys: @jayruston For taking time out of his busy schedule to do this sweet mix, @rarebirdlit for the studio, @dirtyern12 for making this rad video, and @ra_diaz for the company and my brothers in arms: @phildemmel @shavoodadjian @brandonpertzborn I love you guys so much and thank you for absolutely crushing this!! I hope we did @stpband justice ❤️👊🏻❤️”

[via The PRP]

Vio-lence, Tyketto, Etc. Members Team Up For Quarantine Cover Of Scorpions’ “Blackout”

Danny Vaughn (Tyketto), Phil Demmel (Vio-lence, ex-Machine Head), Dee Dammers (U.D.O.), Michael “Mülli” Müller (Jaded Heart), André Hilgers (Bonfire), and Peter Östros (Jaded Heart) have joined forces for a quarantine cover of Scorpions’ “Blackout.” You can check that out below:

Machine Head To Release “The Blackening” On Limited Edition Vinyl And Cassette

Machine Head will be reissuing their 2007 album “The Blackening“ on limited edition picture disc vinyl and cassette. The effort, which was remastered for vinyl by Ted Jensen and Justin Shturtz, will include two bonus tracks that were recorded live during the band’s 2019 tour. Pre-orders are available HERE and they are expected to ship in April.

Watch Machine Head’s Robb Flynn And Jared MacEachern Cover Iron Maiden, Metallica, Etc. Songs

On January 15, Machine Head’s Robb Flynn and Jared MacEachern played a virtual “Electric Happy Hour” set. The performance included various Machine Head tracks as well as covers of Iron Maiden’s “Hallowed Be Thy Name,” Metallica’s “Master Of Puppets,” System Of A Down’s “Aerials,” and a snippet of Bryan Adams’ “Summer Of ’69.” You can watch the full show below:

Machine Head’s Robb Flynn Shares Poem He Wrote Following The Pro-Trump Insurrection At The Capitol

Machine Head’s Robb Flynn has shared a new poem tilted “Vomitous Creatures And Cretins.” The piece was written following the treasonous pro-Trump insurrection at the United States Capitol, which occurred earlier this week.

Here’s the full poem:

“Charlatans with no morals, have brought us these sorrows, and we have no one to blame⁠⠀
But ourselves we’ve allowed, what can only be now, called a moment of national shame⁠⠀
With confederate piousness, standing tall on the Dias, armed gunman plunder our Congress⁠⠀
When American flags, are replaced with Donald Trump flags, only now do they⁠⠀
see how we’ve regressed⁠⠀
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Fiery speeches, puked by lecherous leeches, the vomitous creatures and cretins⁠⠀
Conspiracies shouted, her truth has been routed, as liberty lays raped and beaten⁠⠀
And we would be fool, not to call this a coup, months in the making this game⁠⠀
Too little too late, did the tech giants wait, as the country went up into flame⁠⠀
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The police remained calm, as white men looted on, the Qanon’s who feigned so much disgust⁠⠀
At when Kaepernick kneeled, because black boys were killed, in silent protest⁠ to the unjust
They attacked freedom‘s property, then claimed that it ought to be, OK to kill black kids for the same⁠⠀
God forbid it was Target, that might make them a target, police trigger-fingers itching to tame⠀
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Black folks died for fake $20’s, for toy guns they lost plenty, 2020 our national reckoning⁠⠀
Now in 2021, the Maga’s have come, to the tune of Trump’s pied piper beckoning⁠⠀
And with nary a scratch, a few cans of teargas, to the terrorist attempting a coup⁠⠀
They looted with amnesty, to democracy’s travesty, oh to be white, in the red, WHITE, and blue”

Despite receiving some praise for the poem, it appears others have sadly decided to threaten Flynn over his frequent political posts. He said the following about that:

“Good times in my DM‘s today. Just a little taste. Listen to me… I have literally dealt with this for 30 years. Before it was in mail and hand written letters, then it was emails and message boards, now it’s DM’s and the comment section.
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Just so we’re all crystal clear… I am not going anywhere.
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I will not shut up.
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If you don’t like the things that I have to say on my personal Instagram account, Unfollow. I’m not here to please you, or give you some watered down version of what you think somebody in metal band should be.
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Don’t agree with my politics? Go ahead and Unfollow. Zero Fucks given. No one is forcing you to be here. You are free to speak your opinions here, as long as you are respectful and not spamming, and I keep a pretty long leash on what is “respectful”
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“Shut up and stick to music”? I’ll do just that… By singing songs like a “nation on fire”, “Davidian”, “clenching the Fists of Dissent”, “ in comes the flood“ and “halo”.
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And for those of you who did write this to me, consider this a warning. I purposefully left your names off of this post. This is the last time I will do that. Let there be no mistake, I will not hesitate to Dox you the fuck out.
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I’ve been a public figure for most of my adult life, I’m used to people threatening me, I had over 1000 death threats after the “racism in metal“ video. I still get death threats at least twice a week. I accept it for what it is.
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But the second people start threatening my wife and my kids, you’ve crossed the line, a line I will not ever accept.
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Don’t believe me? FUCKING BRING IT!!”

Rock/Metal Musicians React To Pro-Trump Rioters Storming The Capitol

As you are probably well aware of by now, pro-Trump rioters stormed the Capitol in Washington, D.C. earlier today (January 6) as lawmakers were counting the Electoral College votes to officially certify President-elect Joe Biden’s win. A number of rock/metal musicians have since taken to social media to comment on the insurrection, which was spurred by Trump himself. You can find some of the various reactions below:

Paul Stanley (KISS):

Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine):

Mark Morton (Lamb Of God):

Tommy Lee (Mötley Crüe):

Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides):

Robb Flynn (Machine Head):

Otep:

Alex Skolnick (Testament):

Noodles (The Offspring):

Ice-T (Body Count):

Tom DeLonge (ex-Blink 182):

Dino Cazares (Fear Factory):

Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves):

Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater, etc.):

Sacred Reich: