Non, je vous rassure, personne n’est mort. Juste un groupe. C’est Robb Flynn qui l’a annoncé lui-même la semaine dernière mais Machine Head, c’est terminé en raison des départs de Phil Demmel (guitare) et Dave McClain (batteur). Et le frontman semble pleinement assumer sa responsabilité.
“We have grown apart as people. Musically we’ve grown apart. I have held onto too tight to the reins of this band and I have suffocated those guys. I got some rough edges—I’m kind of a barnacle. And those rough edges have given us the success we have, but they’ve also hurt the people around me.”
Il poursuit :
“I’ve got a lot of drive, but I got a lot of anger and rage. And that drive of mine has alienated folks in the band. I ask that you respect Phil and Dave‘s decision, as I respect Phil‘s decision. I want to say that I’m honored and grateful for everything that they have contributed to Machine Head, which is a lot.”
Bon même si après coup, petit revirement de situation en mode « c’est pas la fin de Machine Head », juste la fin de ce line-up de Machine Head.
To clarify: this is the Farewell Tour of this line-up of Machine Head, not the Farewell Tour of Machine Head, as has been reported in the media.
Machine Head wish to thank Phil and Dave for their significant contributions to the band, both musically and lyrically, as well for the spirit, genuine passion they infused into the music, and legendary live performances brought along the way.