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MACHINE HEAD's Robb Flynn Says Drive-In Shows Are “The Stupidest Fucking Shit I’ve Ever Seen”

Flynn thinks that shows won't be back to "normal" for years.

You may have seen the footage of Doro rocking a drive-in concert recently, and wonder which other metal bands will soon be doing drive-in tours. Well, Machine Head is guaranteed NOT to be one of them.

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That's because Robb Flynn called the idea "the stupidest fucking shit I've ever heard." When asked by Kerrang! if he would ever play a drive in show, his immediate answer was "Fuck no!" Then he elaborated on why:

“I just watched some stupid drive in show the other day where people sat in their cars and honked when they liked what the band was playing, and it was the stupidest fucking shit I’ve ever seen. If cover bands want to do that shit, it’s cool. They should have fun. But the whole point of a Machine Head show is having those 5,000 people screaming every word, pressed against the barrier, getting sweaty and piling into giant circle pits – just that cathartic release of energy. If the only option is drive-ins for a while, I can wait.”

While Robb Flynn previously predicted things wouldn't be back to normal until 2022, now he's thinking it might even be longer.

“I don’t know if things will ever go back to ‘normal’ again. But I think it could be four years before things get close. I think this pandemic could go on for at least two years – coming in waves, getting better in summer and worse as we go back into flu season – then it could take another two years for people to get over that shell-shock of having been locked down for so long. Like the Spanish Flu in 1918, it’ll take time for the economy to recover, and for people to have the confidence to go back out there.

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“40 million people have lost their jobs in the U.S., 25 million people have lost their health insurance. The UK has the NHS, but we’re just a bunch of fucking dummies who don’t, because we need our ‘freedom’. I would love to be wrong, but from everything I’ve heard and read, that’s how long I think it’s gonna’ be.”

After seeing the drive-in footage, it felt like it was not worth the compromise, and better off just wait until we get the real deal.

As always, our poll is ongoing:

[via MetalSucks]

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