MACHINE HEAD Vocalist Robb Flynn Apologizes To DOPE After Trying To Call Them Out
Machine Head released their new song "Do Or Die" last Friday, which features a partial chorus with the lyrics "die motherfucker die." This led fans to call the band out for seemingly jacking Dope's 2001 song "Die MF Die", which in turn led Machine Head vocalist and guitarist Robb Flynn to not only lash out at Dope, but at critics of the new song as well. Dope responded in a pretty calm manner, basically saying they're not even involved in the beef, but if you want to look at pure listening statistics on Spotify, they're technically more popular than Machine Head.
Now Flynn has apologized to Dope.
Saw your response. ⠀
Thanks for the compliments. ⠀
Spotify stats…? Hey, I stand corrected. Apparently there’s a lot of motherfuckers still listening to Dope out there.
Good for you man.⠀
Though disturbingly CrazyTown’s “Butterfly” has us both beat, but I digress.⠀
Got nothing against Dope at all. Not trying to sound like a douche here, (our bands have not intersected in decades), but I literally didn’t know that you guys were a band anymore. So when your fans started spamming our Facebook / Insta feed about our new song ripping you guys off, I was like huh…?⠀
I actually have fond memories of you and I doing enormous amounts of cocaine on my bus in Oklahoma at some radio show back in 1999 and having a wildly coked-out conversation about doing a tour together that never materialized. In fact I just ran into your former(current? now in Misfits) guitar player Acey at the Slipknot show and he invited all of us into the Misfits.⠀
I have a pretty dark sense of humor, I was literally laughing hysterically when I wrote the first thing that I wrote. Trolling the trolls if you will. It wasn’t aimed at you or even Dope. The second photo of the girl I thought was just cute, and was my way of saying “hey good one”, or, “ya got me!”.⠀
That your band is still on tour and doing well 20 years later is fucking awesome Edsel. As someone who knows the challenges of sticking it out this long in the music business, I’m happy for you. ⠀
I’ll take this moment right now to extend the olive branch to you and your band, that any Machine Head show coming up anywhere in the world, that you guys want to come and hang at, you are welcome to. Have some beers, vodka, champagne, whatever (I’ll have to pass on the cocaine🤪) just say the word, and I’ll make it happen. Maybe you could even come up and sing the “Do Or Die” with us. ⠀
Totally understand if you want to pass in light of everything, but the offer stands.⠀
Peace and love bro⠀
Machine Head recently announced a North American leg of their Burn My Eyes tour, though it should be noted that their December 20 show at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, CA has been cancelled. Machine Head also recently announced Decapitated guitarist Wacław "Vogg" Kiełtyka and Devilment drummer Matt Alston as their new members, replacing guitarist Phil Demmel or drummer Dave McClain.