Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn is a 52-year-old musician, who has been steadily working in the music business for almost 30 years. I want you to keep that in mind as we get going with this story.
Last week, Machine Head released the song "Do or Die" and because this is the internet, some listeners had less than positive feedback. Some fans called the lyrics cringeworthy and a bit too braggadocious, like the line "there's not a metal band I ain't influenced" Additionally, some are accusing Flynn of lifting the "die motherfucker die" hook from an old Dope song.
Now, this basically sounds like the type of negative feedback virtually any new song gets nowadays. For some reason, Robb Flynn, the 52-year-old musician who has been in the business for 30 years, felt the need to response to these critics with a long rant on Instagram:
To all the bitchass internet troll motherfuckers who keep whining and menstrating about how “Do Or Die” has lyrics from the band Dope. Here’s a little fucking reminder for your moronic nu-metal-brain’s, since 1993 in our song “fuck at all” I’ve been saying “c’mon motherfucker c’mon” in the middle break down. Here’s video of me in 1995 saying it at Dynamo!⠀
It was a good seven years before Dopes 2001’s “Die MF Die” came out you fuckin sausage gobblers!⠀
Not to mention that any fucking band on the planet saying “______ motherfucker ______” in any combination (and that goes for coal chamber, five finger death punch, dope, and yes, Machine Head) are all jacking it from 1984’s hip hop classic “The Roof Is On Fire” by Rock Master Scott & The Dynamic Three. Swipe right ➡️ to listen! Know your fucking musical history fuckboi’s!!⠀
And if I hear one more fucking internet twathole moaning about “cringe worthy lyrics” while they sit in front of their computers stroking their little fucking boners to the lyrical genius of fucking BABYMETAL, eat a bowl of cock! ⠀
Because the second the Pantera’s “walk” comes on, with such lyrical Edgar Allan Poe-esque masterpiece is like “run your mouth when I’m not around it’s easy to achieve” and “walk on home boy” Or lamb of god’s “this is a motherfucking invitation” these same fucking brain-donors run right out to the dance floor and start headbanging!⠀And rightly so!!
P.S. Who the fuck listens to Dope!!??
Why even throw Dope under the bus here?
Personally, I'm not sure what Flynn achieved here other than further signal boosting criticism of his music and possibly turning off a portion of his fanbase for these heel-like antics.
What do you think? Should Flynn have responded like this?
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