Machine Head Came Within Moments Of Split

Drummer admits rumours of tension on three-year tour are true and frontman Robb Flynn nearly quit after Paris show.

Machine Head Came Within Moments Of Split
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Machine Head drummer Dave McClain has admitted the band came within moments of splitting up after a show in Paris on their three-year world tour. It confirms long-standing rumours of tension within the outfit as they supported their 2007 album "The Blackening" with a trek which was continually extended due to popular demand. McClain says relations between frontman Robb Flynn and bassist Adam Duce disintegrated almost entirely. The drummer tells MetalKaoz: "We did not know the tour would stretch out for that long. The album snowballed into a big thing, something that all bands hope for, so we didn't think it would be or cause a problem. "There was one time in particular in Paris during the Slipknot tour. Robb and Adam had some pretty serious problems and after we got off stage that night, Robb was ready to call it a day and just end everything right there. "But he and Adam did some therapy together and kind of worked things out." Although Machine Head filmed a number of shows with a view to releasing a "Blackening" live DVD, McClain says it may never happen because, after the three-year experience, they were keen to move onto 2011 release "Unto The Locust". "We kind of left all the DVD plans behind us," he explains. "I'm not sure whether it will come out in the future. We had come to a point that we needed to work on music making. "After the tour everybody went home to their families. Then one day Robb called me up, telling me he was ready to go. We were ready and anxious to start working on the new album." The band's twentieth anniversary takes place this year, but McClain can't confirm how the band will mark it. "We talked about it," he says, "and we many do something during this summer in Europe. We will definitely do something to celebrate all these years Machine Head have been together." Thanks for the report to RockNewsDesk.com.

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    Pagan_Poetry
    You know, if anyone read the title without knowing a thing about metal, it could pass off as the weirdest sounding fetish porn link ever. Anyways glad they didn't split, but I honestly had no idea they were even close to doing so. Was I the only one who didn't know?
    McLuvins92
    Pagan_Poetry wrote: You know, if anyone read the title without knowing a thing about metal, it could pass off as the weirdest sounding fetish porn link ever. Anyways glad they didn't split, but I honestly had no idea they were even close to doing so. Was I the only one who didn't know?
    No that doesn't even sound like a weird fetish porn link. Also a lot of bands have in-band turmoil like that and not reveal it to the public by being able to hide it very good.
    Zakkcd
    That would have just been the worst thing. No sarcasm in this comment. But a live DVD would have been pretty legit for sure. /sarcasm time - darn that success, people wanting moar! just can't let them be