Machine Head Frontman Slams Lulu

Robb Flynn

Which doesn’t really take too much brain power, but whatever.

Machine Head vocalist and guitarist Robb Flynn tells Metal Shrine that Metallica’s decision to work with Lou Reed was about as wise as my decision to try and lick my own earlobe.

No matter what you do, you won’t be able to lick it.

“I didn’t even get it. If those guys need to do that stuff to get their ya yas out, that’s cool and I respect them, but eeehhh…was Lemmy not available?,” Flynn asks.

Good question. “Was fucking Iggy Pop not available? I think there are so many people that might’ve been a better choice. I don’t know the dude, but maybe he’s the most charismatic guy in the world, I don’t know. I fucking can’t stand Lou Reed. I don’t like his solo career and I don’t like Velvet Underground, so I don’t know much about it other than ‘Walk on the Wild Side.’”

Damn Robb. Try being honest with us.

“We write plenty of songs that aren’t necessarily what Machine Head would be,” he says. “I love The Cure so I write a bunch of mellow stuff that’s like super gothy and… gay. But I think it’s cool. You jam for a while and you come up with all kinds of shit. The thing that’s great about Machine Head is that it’s a pretty wide canvas we get to paint on.”

The Machine Head leader says his band’s “not afraid to try any idea, at least just to try it and see where it goes, because you never know where it’s gonna go, so we’re stupidly fearless in the sense that we’ll just try an idea and most of the time if that idea isn’t working within about a week or two we’re pretty good at figuring it out. In the past we may not have figured it out.”

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