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Dope’s Edsel Dope Responds To Being Dissed By Machine Head’s Robb Flynn


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Yesterday (October 14th) Machine Head frontman/guitarist Robb Flynn took a shot at the band Dope amid his rant on the fan criticisms Flynn has faced for Machine Head‘s newly released track “Do Or Die“. Speaking via Instagram, Flynn in part took issue with those who criticized him for using similar vocal lines in “Do Or Die” to those found in Dope‘s “Die MF Die“. You see his rant here, which he closed with “P.S. Who the fuck listens to Dope!!??”

Flynn also took another shot at Dope again today with the following Instagram post regarding a woman wearing a Dope shirt at a recent Machine Head show:

Dope frontman Edsel Dope took issue with Flynn‘s jibes and has since addressed the matter in an Instagram post of his own, it reads:

“Yesterday, Robb Flynn took to Instagram to publicly asked the question “Who the fuck listens to Dope”?
Then today, he took another shot at our band.
As a grown ass man, I feel slightly obligated to acknowledge these 2 separate shots.
Truth is, I like Machine Head.
Killer band, big fucking draw!! If the two bands ever share the stage again, Dope would undoubtedly go on before Machine Head. That’s not the question.

The question was: “Who the fuck listens to Dope”?
Well Robb, with Spotify being the place where the majority of the listeners go these days, the answer to your question is actually quantifiable.
Check it out..
Dope Monthly listeners on Spotify: 1,238,355
Machine Head Monthly listeners on Spotify: 1,208.667
Pretty fucking close brother.

Only about 30,000 plays separate our two bands from month to month, so it’s quite fair to say that allot of “mother fuckers” are listening to both Machine Head and Dope on Spotify.
Slightly more for Dope, but I digress…

I guess it would also be fair to mention that the Dope song that everyone, including Robb is now talking about, “Die Mother Fucker Die” has about 30 million more plays on Spotify than any song that Robb has actually written or released.
I’m not talking shit! That’s not who I am. I really don’t have anything negative to say about Robb.
These are just the facts.

We never said that the new Machine Head song was derivative of Dopes “Die Mother Fucker Die” Actually, we never said shit!! I don’t own the phrase Die Mother Fucker Die.. It is a commonly used arrangement of ignorant words that will continue to be recycled for years to come. Have at it bro!

In the end, I can’t help that people associate the phrase with Dope. Dopes “Die Mother Fucker Die” has been around for almost 20 years and it has racked up more than 60 million plays on Spotify. The US Military adapted the song into training and tactical drills, so any soldier under the age of 40 is familiar with our jam, especially if they served in Iraq.

It is what it is and Dope certainly didn’t instigate this nonsense. Dope is on tour, in Vienna and we weren’t even aware that Machine Head put out a new song. We wish them the best!”

Dope will next be out on tour in North America next month with Static-X, DevilDriver, Wednesday 13 and Raven Black. Edsel Dope is of course rumored to be the current singer for Static-X. You can find tickets for that run here.

11/08 Austin, TX – Emo’s
11/09 Tyler, TX – Clicks
11/10 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
11/12 Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theater
11/13 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
11/15 Ft. Lauderdale – Revolution
11/16 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
11/17 Destin, FL – Club LA
11/19 Greensboro, NC – Cone Denim
11/20 Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
11/21 Columbus, OH – Express Live
11/22 Albany, NY – Skyloft
11/23 Providence, RI – Fete Ballroom (‘Providence Metal Fest)
11/24 New York, NY – Sony Hall
11/27 Flint, MI – Machine Shop
11/28 Flint, MI – Machine Shop
11/29 Cincinnati, OH – Riverfront Live
11/30 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave II
12/01 Champaign, IL – The City Center
12/02 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
12/03 Green Bay, WI – Green Bay Distillery
12/04 St. Paul, MN – The Myth
12/05 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
12/06 Sauget, IL – Pop’s
12/07 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theater
12/08 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios Live

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Yesterday, Robb Flynn took to Instagram to publicly asked the question “Who the fuck listens to Dope”? Then today, he took another shot at our band. As a grown ass man, I feel slightly obligated to acknowledge these 2 separate shots. Truth is, I like Machine Head. Killer band, big fucking draw!! If the two bands ever share the stage again, Dope would undoubtedly go on before Machine Head. That’s not the question. The question was: “Who the fuck listens to Dope”? Well Robb, with Spotify being the place where the majority of the listeners go these days, the answer to your question is actually quantifiable. Check it out.. Dope Monthly listeners on Spotify: 1,238,355 Machine Head Monthly listeners on Spotify: 1,208.667 Pretty fucking close brother. Only about 30,000 plays separate our two bands from month to month, so it’s quite fair to say that allot of “mother fuckers” are listening to both Machine Head and Dope on Spotify. Slightly more for Dope, but I digress… I guess it would also be fair to mention that the Dope song that everyone, including Robb is now talking about, “Die Mother Fucker Die” has about 30 million more plays on Spotify than any song that Robb has actually written or released. I’m not talking shit! That’s not who I am. I really don’t have anything negative to say about Robb. These are just the facts. We never said that the new Machine Head song was derivative of Dopes “Die Mother Fucker Die” Actually, we never said shit!! I don’t own the phrase Die Mother Fucker Die.. It is a commonly used arrangement of ignorant words that will continue to be recycled for years to come. Have at it bro! In the end, I can’t help that people associate the phrase with Dope. Dopes “Die Mother Fucker Die” has been around for almost 20 years and it has racked up more than 60 million plays on Spotify. The US Military adapted the song into training and tactical drills, so any soldier under the age of 40 is familiar with our jam, especially if they served in Iraq. It is what it is and Dope certainly didn’t instigate this nonsense. Dope is on tour, in Vienna and we weren't even aware that Machine Head put out a new song. We wish them the best!

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