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Machine Head’s frontman, Rob Flynn released a statement following the departure of drummer Dave McClain and guitarist Phil Demmel. Watch the video in full below;


Robb Flynn announces split on Facebook, farewell tour to proceed.

I’ve been getting a lot of texts based on the video that I did earlier today on Facebook Live, and I just wanted to clarify that this is the farewell tour of this lineup; this era of Machine Head,” he explained. “This is not the farewell tour of Machine Head.

It’s been a very emotional 48 hours, and I very well could have said that weird on Facebook Live – or not as good as I could have. And while the future of Machine Head is uncertain…” The clip ends abruptly at that point in his dialogue. You can watch it in full below.

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In the 10-minute clip, Flynn goes on to say that the band’s next tour will proceed, as a “celebration of Machine Head and this version of the band,” but that the members have grown apart as individuals and as musicians.

I have held on too tight to the reigns of this band,” says Flynn. “And I have suffocated those guys. I got some rough edges, I’m kind of a barnacle, and you know, those rough edges have given us the success we have, but they’ve also hurt the people around me.

In his initial video, Flynn lamented the loss of his two longtime bandmates but offered praise of their abilities and their character. He promised their upcoming tour will be a celebration of this era of Machine Head and that he will have to do some “soul-searching.”

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