In a new interview with Terry “Beez” Bezer of Knotfest.com‘s “Mosh Talks With Beez,” MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn was asked is the U.S. anti-racist protests and the coronavirus crisis have affected his creativity.
“I walk around in a fury all day. I walk around in a f*cking rage all day, and the lyrics that I write, and the music that I’ve been writing, all of it is very reflective of that,” he responded. “And even if the music isn’t super thrash or whatever you wanna call it, the lyrics are pissed off as f*ck.
Robb continued: “As you get older in a band, the best option is to just shut your mouth and make middle-of-the-road statements that don’t really offend anybody and not really take a stand on anything as opposed to when you’re young and full of piss and vinegar and you don’t give a f*ck. I think it becomes the logical choice, because why rock the boat? It’s like what happens to you when you become old — people tend to become more conservative; they don’t wanna do things that might offend people.
“I’m definitely nowhere near the middle of the road right now,” Flynn added. “I am just in a whole other place. And I’m sure I’ll lose fans because of it, at least for a little while. I think they’ll come back, and if they don’t, then thanks for listening for the time you did. But this is what I’ve gotta say, and this is where we have to go, and this is the place that MACHINE HEAD is at.”
When asked if MACHINE HEAD fans can expect to new music from the band soon, Robb replied: “Very soon. Sooner than you think.”