Robb Flynn has just covered Slipknot and System Of A Down on an acoustic guitar

Robb Flynn hasn’t been twiddling his thumbs during the recent enforced downtime. The Machine Head mainman has been filming himself talking, drinking and playing some stone cold classics on his acoustic guitar, then putting it out into the world as part of his Acoustic Happy Hour livestream.

In the latest edition, he turns his attention to a bunch of metal classics, new and old. Among them are Slipknot’s Snuff, Aerials by System Of A Down and DeftonesChange (In The House Of Flies) and Dio’s Holy Diver. He wanders a bit further afield too, opening with Pink Floyd’s 1975 classic Wish You Were Here and covering Pearl Jam’s Black. He also turned in unplugged versions of Machine Head’s Is Anybody Out There? and Circle The Drain.

Flynn’s productive lockdown hot streak recently threw up a brand new two-track Machine Head single Civil Unrest. Lead song Stop The Bleeding featured Killswitch Engage singer Jesse Leach.

Machine Head rescheduled their 2020 Burn My Eyes 25th anniversary UK and European tour. The tour will now kick off in Pamplona on October 8 and wrap up in London on November 23.

Dave Everley

Dave Everley has been writing about and occasionally humming along to music since the early 90s. During that time, he has been Deputy Editor on Kerrang! and Classic Rock, Associate Editor on Q magazine and staff writer/tea boy on Raw, not necessarily in that order. He has written for Metal Hammer, Louder, Prog, the Observer, Select, Mojo, the Evening Standard and the totally legendary Ultrakill. He is still waiting for Billy Gibbons to send him a bottle of hot sauce he was promised several years ago.