Machine Head's Robb Flynn

Machine Head’s Robb Flynn Tackling ’90s Hip Hop Songs & More For Covers Album


If you’ve caught a Machine Head tour in recent years, you’re likely aware of the band’s penchant for performing a medley of covers. While we’ve known for awhile now that frontman/guitarist Robb Flynn has plans for a covers album with various friends involved, we now have more of an idea of what to expect on it.

Speaking with Full Metal Jackie (listen below,) Flynn commented:

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“For the last seven years now, for my birthday bash, I have a thing called ‘Robb Flynn & Friends‘, and I get a bunch of my friends together and we just jam — it’s, like, cover songs. I don’t do Machine Head songs. It’s ’90s hip-hop, it’s classic rock, it’s some thrash — it’s all the kind of stuff that we grew up with, and it’s fun — it’s just a blast.

We have so much fun doing it every time. I probably have, like, 30 to 40 different musicians playing. The last one that we did just turned out really good, and I was, like, ‘Let’s just track this.’ I own a recording studio now. I was, like, ‘Let’s go in and bang this out and see what happens.’ So we did it live, and it was just super fun.”

“I’ve got five songs tracked and done, and now I’m gonna go back and I’m gonna do — I’m think I’m gonna do the ’90s hip-hop groups. We did some Snoop Dogg songs and some other stuff. It’s pretty wild — it’s a loose, greasy, sweaty good time. And it’s just for fun. I don’t know when that’s gonna come out now. I know that Nuclear Blast is loving it, and they love the whole concept, so hopefully [it will be released] soon.”

Machine Head‘s “Burn My Eyes” 25th anniversary tour will resume next month with the below dates booked:

04/19 Zaragoza, SPA – Teatro de las Esquinas (Tickets)
04/21 Santiago de Compostela, SPA – Capitol (Tickets)
04/23 Oporto, POR – Coliseu de Porto
04/24 Lisbon, POR – Coliseu de Lisboa
04/25 Madrid, SPA – La Riviera (Tickets)
04/27 Malaga, SPA – Paris 15 (Tickets)
04/28 Murcia, SPA – Gamma (Tickets)
04/29 Valencia, SPA – Republicca (Tickets)
05/01 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz (Tickets)
05/02 Toulouse, FRA – Le Bikini
05/05 Ludwigsburg, GER – MHP Arena (Tickets)
05/06 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof (Tickets)
05/08 Hannover, GER – Swiss Life Hall (Tickets)
05/09 Prague, CZE – Forum Karlin
05/10 Bratislava, SLO – Refinery Gallery
05/12 Bucharest, ROM – Quantic Club
05/13 Sofia, BUL – Universiada Hall
05/15 Thessaloniki, GRE – Fix Factory Of Sound
05/16 Athens, GRE – Piraeus Academy
05/20 Kiev, UKR – Stereoplaza
05/22 Moscow, RUS – 1930 Moscow
05/23 St. Petersburg, RUS – A2
05/25 Helsinki, FIN – The Circus
05/28 Stockholm, SWE – Fryhuset Arenan
05/29 Oslo, NOR – Sentrum Scene
05/30 Aarhus, DEN – Train
06/01 Hamburg, GER – Grosse Freiheit 36 (Tickets)
06/02 Utrecht, NET – Tivoliredenburg
06/03 Lille, FRA – Aeronef (Tickets)
06/05 London, UK – O2 Academy Brixton (Tickets)
06/06 Birmingham, UK – Academy (Tickets)

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